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Paper: Rural Poverty and Gender Parity Initiatives at Yerkes
Volume: 524, Advancing Astronomy for All (ASP 2018)
Page: 325
Authors: Venteicher, S.
Abstract: Through strong outreach efforts, Yerkes Observatory has forged alliances with several local school districts and the American Association of University Women to achieve gender parity in STEAM programming at all grade levels. Girls Who Code, McQuown Scholars, and Yerkes Astrophysics Academy for Young Scientists summer camps provide unique immersive educational opportunities. The organic, intellectual culture of the observatory and these programs is such that recruitment efforts to engage underserved populations have been led by students, staff, and volunteers all who identify as stakeholders.
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