ERIC Number: EJ1133439
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Feb
Activities in an S-STEM Program to Catalyze Early Entry into Research
Graham, Kate J.; McIntee, Edward J.; Raigoza, Annette F.; Fazal, M. Abul; Jakubowski, Henry V.
Journal of Chemical Education, v94 n2 p177-182 Feb 2017
A cohort program to increase retention of under-represented groups in chemistry was developed at the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University. In particular, this program chose to emphasize early career mentoring and early access to research. This goal was chosen because research has been repeatedly shown to increase scientific identity resulting in increased retention of students in the STEM fields. Several elements of this program have been useful in preparing students to access research programs early in their college careers including a summer bridge program, career mentoring, advising, and a second year "research bootcamp" course.
Descriptors: STEM Education, School Holding Power, Disproportionate Representation, Chemistry, Science Interests, Mentors, College Science, Problem Solving, Faculty Development, Science Instruction, College Students, Career Exploration, Summer Programs, Science Careers, Low Income Groups, Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota
Grant or Contract Numbers: DUE1059730