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 4 ELLAS: Special Edition of Interfases

We are pleased to announce that the international research network ELLAS collaborated on the special edition (4 ELLAS) of the digital magazine Interfases, published by the University of Lima. This edition features extended versions of research papers initially presented at the 2nd WELLAS, further enriching the discourse on gender equity in STEM. The edition includes […]

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ELLAS: An Open Data Platform Focusing on Female Leadership in STEM in the Context of Latin America

Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean face the underrepresentation of women in STEM fields, and to address this issue, initiatives, policies, and actions are frequently created by various public or private entities. However, data and information regarding these initiatives, policies, and actions are not always open, centralized, or structured. To mitigate this issue and

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What Are the Challenges Faced by Women in the Games Industry?

Despite the growing interest of women in games, they still represent a very low percentage of game developers. This work conducts a Systematic Literature Review with the aim of understanding the challenges women face in the games industry and what proposals have been made to promote more inclusive companies. The articles found show that gender

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How to Encourage STEM Education in Girls?: A Literature Review

Worldwide, women are underrepresented in STEM careers. This phenomenon is intriguing when there is an increasingly demanding job market for professionals in these disciplines. Factors such as gender stereotypes and lack of information about these careers negatively affect women’s interest and motivation in this area. The aim of this article is to conduct a literature

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Proposal for a Serious Game to Reduce Stereotypes in STEM Careers

One of the main reasons for the low participation of women in STEM careers is the geek-nerd stereotype, which suggests that students and professionals in these areas can only be individuals with natural intelligence and no social skills. The main objective of this research is to propose a serious game that helps reduce these stereotypes

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 Open Data Platform to Promote Gender Equality Policies in STEM

Women are still underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). In the last decade, governments and academic institutions have developed initiatives and policies to increase women’s participation in STEM. However, these initiatives are rarely published openly and structured. This research proposal presents a plan to develop an open data platform of existing policies and

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Social Media Profiles to Promote Gender Equity in STEM and STEAM Fields

Social media can highlight content, references, and opportunities when addressing topics such as STEM/STEAM, which are seen as initiatives promoting gender equity in these areas. Through this work, a mapping was carried out on Instagram of active profiles supporting women in STEM fields, aiming to identify the resources used by these profiles to promote gender

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Women in the Technology Course in Systems Analysis and Development: Entry, Persistence, Success, and Inclusive Policies.

The objective of this work is to understand the insertion of women in the computing course at IFMT São Vicente campus and to highlight the entry, persistence, and success over a twelve-year period, evaluating whether there has been an increase in the enrollment of female students, as well as to identify the internal policies and

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Promoting Gender Equity in STEAM Fields: Formative Experiences of the Digital Girls Project in Mato Grosso

Description: The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields, or as commonly referred to in Basic Education, STEAM, with the inclusion of Arts, have been fostering gender equity. In this field, initiatives, programs, and projects aimed at promoting engagement and actions around this cause emerge. In the field of technology, several projects have been created

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