ERIC Number: EJ1068233
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
The Careers in Health and Medical Professions Program (CHAMPS): An Impact Study of a University-Based STEM+H Outreach Program
Wallace, Eric W.; Perry, Justin C.; Ferguson, Robert L.; Jackson, Debbie K.
Journal of Science Education and Technology, v24 n4 p484-495 Aug 2015
The present study investigated the impact of a Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Health (STEM+H) university-based pipeline program, the Careers in Health and Medical Professions Program, over the course of two summers among predominantly African-American high school students recruited from urban school districts (N = 155). Based on a mixed methods approach, results indicated that youth made significant gains in both academic and career knowledge. Furthermore, youth generally rated the program's sessions favorably, but also rated sessions with varying levels of satisfaction. The limitations and implications for program delivery and evaluation methods among pipeline programs are discussed.
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, STEM Education, Health Education, Health Occupations, African American Students, High School Students, College Programs, Urban Schools, Mixed Methods Research, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Program Effectiveness, Science Programs
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Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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