ERIC Number: ED399171
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
What Works! Encouraging Diversity in Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology through Effective Mentoring. A 5-Year Overview of the Research Careers for Minority Scholars Program.
National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. Directorate for Education and Human Resources.
The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Research Careers for Minority Scholars (RCMS) program was initiated to encourage individuals from underrepresented groups in science, mathematics, engineering and technology (SMET) disciplines to complete undergraduate degree programs and matriculate to SMET graduate degree programs. This report describes the goals, structure, and influence of the RCMS program and catalogs the students' individual accomplishments and the accomplishments of the program. It addresses key areas of support for promoting and strengthening effective student and mentor relationships and also discusses faculty and student roles and responsibilities in those relationships. The report contains specific examples of institutions that have successfully increased student retention within the sciences and engineering as a result of the RCMS program. Also included are a project directory, a list of student publications and presentations, a roster of student graduates enrolled in graduate schools, and a list of businesses and other non-NSF organizations that have contributed to the program's success. (JRH)
Descriptors: Engineering, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Mentors, Minority Groups, School Holding Power, Science Careers, Technology
NSF Forms and Publications Unit, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230; fax: 703 644-4278 (free).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. Directorate for Education and Human Resources.