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Ball, Christopher; Huang, Kuo-Ting; Cotten, Shelia R.; Rikard, R. V. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2017
Over the past decade, there has been a strong national push to increase minority students' positive attitudes towards STEM-related careers. However, despite this focus, minority students have remained underrepresented in these fields. Some researchers have directed their attention towards improving the STEM pipeline which carries students through…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Minority Group Students, Student Attitudes, Disproportionate Representation
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Gilliam, Melissa; Jagoda, Patrick; Fabiyi, Camille; Lyman, Phoebe; Wilson, Claire; Hill, Brandon; Bouris, Alida – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2017
This project developed and studied "The Source," an alternate reality game (ARG) designed to foster interest and knowledge related to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) among youth from populations underrepresented in STEM fields. ARGs are multiplayer games that engage participants across several media such as shared…
Descriptors: Simulated Environment, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Informal Education
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Koch, Melissa; Gorges, Torie – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2016
Underrepresented populations such as women, African-Americans, and Latinos/as often come to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) careers by less traditional paths than White and Asian males. To better understand how and why women might shift toward STEM, particularly computer science, careers, we investigated the education and…
Descriptors: Females, Computer Science, Career Choice, Science Interests
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Doerschuk, Peggy; Bahrim, Cristian; Daniel, Jennifer; Kruger, Joseph; Mann, Judith; Martin, Cristopher – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2016
There is a growing demand for degreed science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals, but the production of degreed STEM students is not keeping pace. Problems exist at every juncture along the pipeline. Too few students choose to major in STEM disciplines. Many of those who do major in STEM drop out or change majors.…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Undergraduate Students, Interdisciplinary Approach, Student Recruitment
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Mark, Sheron L. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2016
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is a domain of knowledge, skills, and practices that is pervasive and of critical importance in our highly technological, rapidly advancing, and increasingly connected world; however, non-dominant youth, namely from non-White, lower-income, non-English-speaking, and immigrant backgrounds,…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Careers, Disproportionate Representation, Social Mobility
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Stevens, Sally; Andrade, Rosi; Page, Melissa – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2016
Data indicate that females and ethnic/race minority groups are underrepresented in the science and engineering workforce calling for innovative strategies to engage and retain them in science education and careers. This study reports on the development, delivery, and outcomes of a culturally driven science, technology, engineering, mathematics…
Descriptors: American Indian Students, Student Motivation, Student Interests, Science Interests
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Beckett, Gulbahar H.; Hemmings, Annette; Maltbie, Catherine; Wright, Kathy; Sherman, Melissa; Sersion, Brian – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2016
This paper focuses on the notable heightening of underrepresented students' engagement in STEM education through project-based learning CincySTEM iTEST projects. The projects, funded by an iTEST NSF grant, were designed and facilitated by teachers at a new STEM urban public high school serving low-income African-American students. Student…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Urban Youth, Learner Engagement, High School Students
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Connors-Kellgren, Alice; Parker, Caroline E.; Blustein, David L.; Barnett, Mike – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2016
For over a decade, the National Science Foundation's Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program has funded researchers and educators to build an understanding of best practices, contexts, and processes contributing to K-12 students' motivation and participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Active Learning, Student Projects, Educational Innovation
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Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2012
Diversity and the underrepresentation of women, African-Americans, Hispanics and American Indians in the nation's science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields are the subjects of the XV: A View from the Gatekeepers--STEM Department Chairs at America's Top 200 Research Universities on Female and Underrepresented Minority…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Public Opinion, American Indians, Disproportionate Representation