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Gender Chip Project Curriculum Goal

Encourage use of the documentary film, The Gender Chip Project, to increase the possibility, interest, and persistence of girls and young women in the study of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Overall Curriculum Objectives

  • Develop an understanding of the educational preparation necessary for entering STEM fields.
  • Increase awareness of effective support measures for women pursuing a degree in the STEM fields.
  • Develop personal and educational empowerment skills for young women.
  • Create a forum for studying the contributions to STEM of women throughout history.
  • Develop STEM career understanding and options from the vantage points of several young women followed in the film.
  • Increase awareness of possible careers and career paths in the STEM professions.
  • Expand career decision-making skills for young women and their mentors.
  • Enhance formative assessment skills so that young women and their mentors may continually identify learning strengths and hurdles.
  • Promote increased knowledge of effective support measures for young women pursuing STEM careers.
  • Develop sensitivities for students of both genders to career options decision-making for girls and women

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