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Berdanier, Catherine G. P. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Although engineering graduate programs rarely require academic writing courses, the indicators of merit in academic engineering, such as journal publications, successful grants, and doctoral milestones (e.g. theses, dissertations) are based in effective written argumentation and disciplinary discourse. Further, graduate student attrition averages…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Graduate Students, Engineering Education, Academic Discourse
Mwenda, Margaret Nkirote – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Beginning with the understanding that minority students are often underrepresented in STEM doctoral programs despite their growing proportions in the population, this study provides a description of selected minority doctoral students' experiences in STEM programs. Specifically, this study examines the influence financial support and relationships…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Doctoral Programs, Disproportionate Representation, Minority Group Students