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ERIC Number: EJ1070122
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1557-5284
Professionalizing the Role of Peer Leaders in STEM
Bowling, Bethany; Doyle, Maureen; Taylor, Jennifer; Antes, Alison
Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, v16 n2 p30-39 May-Jul 2015
Efforts to improve retention in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors frequently utilize peer mentors and/or leaders. At Northern Kentucky University, the STEM Ambassador (SA) program involves students in the creation of a STEM community through multifaceted roles as mentors, peer-learning facilitators, and social organizers. The program utilizes best practices in organizational leadership and leadership development to maximize the effectiveness of the SAs. The program has resulted in positive perceptions of the SAs, increased retention of STEM students that participate in the SAled activities, and a well-nurtured, professionally developed set of students that serve the STEM community.
Institute for STEM Education and Research. P.O. Box 4001, Auburn, AL 36831. Tel: 334-844-3360; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky
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