Date of Successful Defense
Date Degree Awarded
Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Stephen S. Gruber, Ed.D.
This qualitative study will provide insight into the lack of interest of female high school students in the field of physics. After participating in the GCCS Science Challenge Day, high school juniors will be surveyed as to their potential interest in the different STEM fields, particularly physics. Themes will be identified from evaluating their experiences. Data from the survey will be used to design an enhanced science curriculum, with the goal of motivating more students in general, and females in particular, to major in physics.
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Myers, Elisabeth A., "Lagging Behind: The Current State of Females in Physics" (2012). Master of Education Research Theses. 51.