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Gross, Deborah; Iverson, Ellen; Willett, Gudrun; Manduca, Cathryn – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2015
This article describes two cohort programs that were used to support students from groups underrepresented in STEM fields at Carleton College. These programs were designed to support three aspects of student development: students' drive to succeed in STEM fields; students' sense of belonging in their student cohorts, in the college, in the STEM…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Sciences, Science Achievement, Science Instruction
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Desy, Elizabeth; Peterson, Scott; Brockman, Vicky – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2009
Attitudes toward science may develop as early as middle school and often differ between genders. Do these gender-based differences in attitude persist into the college years? In a survey of 376 university students, male students reported a stronger self-concept, more motivation, and more enjoyment of science than did female students, and female…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, College Students, Higher Education, Nonmajors
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Jensen, Philip A.; Moore, Randy – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2008
In this study, the authors analyzed how students' grades in high school biology courses are associated with their predicted and actual grades in college courses. The results of the study revealed a disconnect between high school and college biology courses. High school students are not well-served by high grades in high school courses that are not…
Descriptors: High Schools, Grades (Scholastic), Biology, Prediction
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Chaplin, Susan B.; Manske, Jill M.; Cruise, Jennifer L. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1998
Discusses the merits of investigative labs and how they change the role of students from passive direction followers to more creative and analytical thinkers. Focuses on the University of Minnesota's program in the Virgin Islands that involves undergraduates in research. (DDR)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Foreign Countries, Genetics