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Providence Journal
February 5, 2017

The robots were oblivious.

Unaware of the bass-heavy music blaring from loudspeakers, the exuberant crowds cheering wildly and the frenzied teams competing madly while wearing odd uniforms, the robots simply followed commands.

In the mostly male group of competitors, one all-girls team stuck out. It was from the Lincoln School, a private school for girls in Providence, and team members wore the skirts that are part of their school uniform.

"It's fun to design it from scratch, especially now that we can see the results of all of our hard work," said Jasmine Gabor, a senior.

Gabor said she heard boys on some teams making "derogatory" remarks about the ability of a girl "to drive the robot." A moment later, Evans, from the Shea team, went up to her to talk strategy on the next round, since their teams were going to be paired against two others.

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"Hands-on science learning boosts girls' confidence"

Providence Business News
January 5, 2017

The underrepresentation of women in fields that require advanced math and science, including computer science and engineering, could have its start with their education as younger girls.

Education research has found self-confidence among many young women begins to wane in adolescence. By college, they may question their own abilities, or drop a class rather than challenge the effectiveness of the instruction.

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"R.I. Innovators: 11 Trailblazers to follow in 2017"

Providence Journal
January 3, 2017

Education in the world

PROVIDENCE - Suzanne Fogarty is all about bringing her girls into the world, whether that entails a trip to India or learning to code.

As the head of the all-girls Lincoln School in Providence, Fogarty, 48, is making sure her students have not only the skills but the mindset to be nimble in a fast-changing workplace. She is also pushing her students to experience people and places that extend well beyond their comfort zone.

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"Is the Advanced Placement Program Losing its Luster?

East Side Monthly
December, 2016
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Brown University School of Engineering
May 2, 2016
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Giving back

Sarah Dugan (right) was inspired by an engineering class she took in high school. Now she's helped to teach a high school engineering class at Brown. Jasmine Hyppolite (left) took the class last semester. Amy Simmons / Brown University


Rhode Island Public Radio
April 19, 2016


Advanced placement – or AP – courses are offered in many high schools as a way for students to take college-level classes and impress college admissions officers. Over the past decade, the number of students taking these challenging courses has nearly doubled. But one private high school in Rhode Island is saying no more to the AP. Lincoln School in Providence plans to stop offering AP courses in the fall of 2017. Lincoln Head of School Suzanne Fogarty discussed the decision with Rhode Island Public Radio’s Elisabeth Harrison

Communication about moving beyond the AP

"International Women's Day in RI: Shining a light on the gender of inequalities"

The Providence Journal
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
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Lincoln School classmates work on an automation they are building to imitate a human being as part of the school's celebration of Women't History Month. (top) Students at Lincoln School work on a automation they build to look like a jellyfish. The girls are building the kinetic statues, and "tinkering," as part of the school's Women's History activities. The Providence Journal/David DelPoio


Rhode Island School of Design
December 4, 2015

Lincoln School student Hannah Glucksman prepares to present her final project. | photo by Jo Sittenfeld MFA 08 PH

“I hope that this class has encouraged students to be curious – to constantly question the built environment around them,” said Architecture grad student Rebecca McGee, MArch 16 on Wednesday. As this year’s grad student faculty leader, she welcomed friends and family to a celebration of an ongoing partnership between RISD and Lincoln School, an independent school for girls in Providence.

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The Providence Journal
January 20, 2016
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Girls at Lincoln School visit with Lauren Greenfield a documentarian who created the #likeagirl campaign.

"Acclaimed New Yorker writer honored by alma mater Lincoln School"

The Providence Journal
Friday, October 23, 2015
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Jane Kramer, a 1955 graduate of Lincoln School and longtime contributor to The New Yorker, talks to an English class at her alma mater on Friday. On the left is student Ashley Gomez. The Providence Journal/Glenn Osmundson

"New Push to Teach Students How to 'Code Like A Girl'"

National Public Radio
January 22, 2015

Girls Who Code recently expanded from high school workshops to middle school and high school clubs.


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