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ERIC Number: EJ1060105
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6803
Assessing the Impact of a Research-Based STEM Program on STEM Majors' Attitudes and Beliefs
Huziak-Clark, Tracy; Sondergeld, Toni; Staaden, Moira; Knaggs, Christine; Bullerjahn, Anne
School Science and Mathematics, v115 n5 p226-236 May 2015
The Science, Engineering, and Technology Gateway of Ohio (SETGO) program has a three-pronged approach to meeting the needs at different levels of students in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) pipeline. The SETGO program was an extensive collaboration between a two-year community college and a nearby four-year institution. Two of these approaches, the STEM Summer Research Program and Owens Ready Bridge, have been found to be effective in significantly increasing participants' beliefs and attitudes for both males and females. Participants cite integrative learning activities, mentoring, and small group interactions as some reasons for their growth. This study utilized a mixed-method approach to better understand the reasons for participant and program success. After five years of evaluation of the SETGO program, findings suggest that students feel more confident not only in their preparation for the rigors of a STEM degree, but also in their decisions to complete the degree.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio
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