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ERIC Number: EJ824991
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0047-231X
Adapting an Annual Research Symposium to Recruit Underrepresented Minorities to Postcollege Education
Price, Rebecca M.; Rosypal, Alexa C.; Kern, Britt; Powell, Traci
Journal of College Science Teaching, v38 n2 p49-53 Dec 2008
This paper describes a one-and-a-half day Distinguished Scholar Symposium during which undergraduate underrepresented minorities (URMs) from nearby schools visit the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) to learn about advanced degree programs in the biological sciences. The symposium created an environment that inspired URMs to continue their scientific education after college. A mixture of discussions, hands-on activities, and traditional experiences were tailored to address students' concern. Faculty and administrators may find this program to be a useful model on which to base their own event for recruiting URMs to any science program at different levels of education, including high school, community college, four-year college, and postcollege programs. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina