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ERIC Number: EJ1071929
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1082-4669
Diversifying the STEM Pipeline
Boelter, Christina; Link, Tanja C.; Perry, Brea L.; Leukefeld, Carl
Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, v20 n3 p218-237 2015
Middle school students from low-income and minority backgrounds (n = 166) were targeted to participate in a 2-year, intensive, hands-on science and technology intervention to increase their interest in biomedical and health sciences. Qualitative student responses collected during the 2nd year of participation revealed positive attitudes toward the program experience and benefits of their exposure to science. However, results from quantitative evaluation data provided a mixed assessment of the effectiveness of the intervention. In light of these findings, insights drawn from reflecting on successes and challenges experienced during the course of planning and implementing the study are provided to guide future programs and research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Center for Research Resources (NIH/DHHS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: R25 RR023304