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Abstract Title: Proving Process: Minority High Achievers in the Classroom
Abstract: This study of 110 minority physicists is based on four years of data collection (2004-2008) with the National Society of Black Physicists and the National Society of Hispanic Physicists. Through individual interviews and focus groups the research team sought to understand the academic, social and racial experiences of the participants. The primary purpose was to understand the nature of their interactions with faculty and peers inside and outside of the classroom, their experiences in physics programs, their racial experiences and the extent to which they were motivated by race to succeed as a scientist. In this poster session I report findings on the "proving process" and students' experiences with faculty in the classroom.
Abstract Type: Targeted Poster
Targeted Session: Showing Ourselves Friendly: Addressing Race in Physics Culture

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Toyia K. Younger
University of Maryland, College Park
College Park, MD
Co-Author(s)
and Co-Presenter(s)
Sharon Fries-Britt
University of Maryland College Park
sfries -at- umd.edu