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ERIC Number: EJ1096173
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1557-5284
Finding Success through SPIRIT
Harriger, Alka
Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, v9 n3-4 p31-36 Jul-Dec 2008
Purdue University recently received $1.2M in funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the development of educational programs for high school teachers, high school counselors, and high school students. The purpose of these intervention programs is to show that women (and men) can have interesting, useful, and society-impacting careers in Information Technology. The collection of these programs, named SPIRIT (Surprising Possibilities Imagined and Realized through Information Technology), will offer the first set of teacher institutes and student/counselor summer programs in July 2008. This paper will share the SPIRIT plan as well as the reasons why SPIRIT may have been successful in receiving funding from NSF. (A bibliography is included.)
Institute for STEM Education and Research. P.O. Box 4001, Auburn, AL 36831. Tel: 334-844-3360; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana
Grant or Contract Numbers: DRL0737679