AAS 203rd Meeting, January 2004
Session 59 Get'em Hooked: Pre-college Astronomy
Poster, Tuesday, January 6, 2004, 9:20am-6:30pm, Hanover Hall

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[59.10] Astronomy and Space Camp Competition: Who Enters? Who Nominates? Who Wins?

G. Wise, M.C. Gino (Dudley Observatory)

The Dudley Observatory sponsors an annual competition that enables local high school students to win all-expense-paid trips to national astronomy or space camps. The entrants are nominated by their science or mathematics teachers. This paper addresses three questions: Who enters the competition? Who nominates the entrants? Who wins? In the first decade of the competition, more males than females entered the competition, with no significant change over time in the proportion. About the same number of male and female teachers nominated entrants, with no significant correlation between the gender of the nominating teachers and the gender of either the entrants or the winners. More females than males have won the competition, with no significant change over time.

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