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Abstract Title: Improving Learning for Underrepresented Groups in Introductory Physics for Engineering Majors
Abstract: The Extended Physics program at Rutgers University has been successfully improving the learning and degree completion of students from groups underrepresented in STEM majors (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) for nearly 20 years.  This poster will target what we are doing to address the issues known to contribute to the low representation of women and some ethnic minority groups, with an emphasis on the importance of discipline- specific reforms in attaining equitable representation in STEM professions.  We have diversified assessment in the program and will present information on assessment instruments we've developed that help us measure whether or not we are reaching our goals.
Abstract Type: Targeted Poster
Targeted Session: Does PER-Based Instruction Help Underrepresented Groups Succeed, and How Can It Do So Better?
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Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Suzanne White Brahmia
Department of Physics and Astronomy; Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey