Diversifying the STEM Pipeline

Christina Boelter, Tanja C. Link, Brea L. Perry, Carl Leukefeld

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Middle school students from low-income and minority backgrounds (n = 166) were targeted to participate in a 2-year, intensive, hands-on science and technology intervention to increase their interest in biomedical and health sciences. Qualitative student responses collected during the 2nd year of participation revealed positive attitudes toward the program experience and benefits of their exposure to science. However, results from quantitative evaluation data provided a mixed assessment of the effectiveness of the intervention. In light of these findings, insights drawn from reflecting on successes and challenges experienced during the course of planning and implementing the study are provided to guide future programs and research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)218-237
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Education for Students Placed at Risk
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 3 2015

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was funded by a National Center for Research Resources Science Education Partnership Award (R25 RR023304; PI Leukefeld).

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© 2015, Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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