- The topic area for this review protocol is interventions designed to foster success among girls and women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
- Reviews of causal studies in this topic area determined the quality of existing causal evidence on programs to encourage interest among girls and young women in pursuing education and careers in STEM fields and to foster success among women in STEM fields (referred to collectively as Women in STEM). CLEAR reviewed all identified causal studies.
- In addition, CLEAR reviewed a subset of descriptive studies in this topic area to shed light on the extensive body of noncausal research. This included studies that describe underrepresentation of women in STEM fields and conference proceedings describing the implementation of programs for girls and women.