Arizona State’s Kimberly Scott to Lead the National Academic STEM Collaborative

kimberly_scottKimberly A. Scott has been appointed by President Obama to lead the National Academic STEM Collaborative. The effort is a consortium of nine universities and nine nonprofit organizations that has the goal of creating and sharing best practices for increasing the number of girls and young women who are interested in pursuing careers in STEM fields.

Dr. Scott is an associate professor in the department of women and gender studies at Arizona State University. She is also the founding executive director of the Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology at Arizona State. In 2007, Dr. Scott founded CompuGirls, an online platform aimed at girls ages 13 to 18 that teaches the skills needed to succeed in technology fields.

Dr. Scott is the co-editor of the book Research in Urban Educational Settings: Lessons Learned and Implications for Future Practices (Informational Age Publishing, 2011) and co-author of the book Kids in Context: The Sociological Study of Children and Childhoods (Rowman and Littlefield, 2005).

Dr. Scott is a graduate of Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she double majored in art history and French literature. He holds a master’s degree in education from Long Island University in New York and an educational doctorate from Rutgers University in New Jersey.

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  1. Wonderful achievement, Kim! What an honor…well-deserved! Wishing you every success in this new endeavor! Michael sends his well-wishes as well!

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