Tuesday, March 1st from 11am to 12pm CST
It is widely recognized that the U.S. needs to attract, retain, and adequately prepare a larger and more diverse Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workforce to accelerate innovation and discovery, maintain global competitiveness, and expand economic prosperity. Intensive undergraduate research experiences (UREs), as well as mentoring and role modeling programs, are recognized as part of the solution for attracting and retaining more diverse and talented college students into STEM degrees. However, methodological limitations in the extant research have posed a replicability challenge for multifaceted programs and less is known about the underlying process linking activities and professional relationships to positive outcomes. Dr. Hernandez will discuss his program of research aimed at illuminating the impact and processes linking activities to broader participation in STEM careers.