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Intel: MakerHers – Ideas for Inclusive Makerspaces

This Intel report, MakeHers: Engaging Girls and Women in Technology through Making, Creating, and Inventing, can provide use research based information to assist colleges in making makerspaces inclusive and welcoming to all students.

The report describes how the Maker Movement has the potential to change the future for girls and women, a group traditionally underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields.

Some of the key findings include:

  • Girls and women makers are more likely than male makers to come to making through multiple pathways including engineering, computer science, arts, and design.
  • Making is already popular with tweens and teens in the U.S., including both girls and boys.
  • Girls and women face constraints to participating in making