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ERIC Number: EJ940938
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1094-3277
Increasing the Number of Homegrown STEM Majors: What Works and What Doesn't
Heidel, Jack; Ali, Hesham; Corbett, Bernadette; Liu, Jenny; Morrison, Brad; O'Connor, Michele; Richter-Egger, Dana; Ryan, Carey
Science Educator, v20 n1 p49-54 Spr 2011
University of Nebraska-Omaha (UNO) and Metropolitan Community College (MCC) have recently completed a five-year NSF STEP project to increase the number of homegrown STEM graduates. The overall project has been quite successful, and the numbers of degrees granted has increased. However, some strategies have worked much better than others. Among the successful strategies are close collaboration between the two institutions, support for walk-in tutoring, early undergraduate research, bridge scholarships, and adult learner scholarships. Conversely, targeting incoming freshmen as recipients of scholarships is not only expensive, but also found to be relatively ineffective at increasing the number of STEM graduates. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska