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Abstract Title: Educating Women of Color in Physics: Identifying and Learning from Institutions that Graduate the Highest Rates and Numbers and Outperform Their Peers
Abstract: Researchers from Eureka Scientific, Inc. and St. Mary's College of Maryland are conducting in-depth, mixed-method investigations of out-performing STEM departments in the United States and England in which women of color are thriving. The project identifies shared approaches across these departments; developing a body of tested, practical elements of success that STEM departments can adopt; and a set of measures that will let the departments monitor the success of their transformation process. The project will advance research-based knowledge to promote systemic change in STEM education and will provide a clearer understanding about factors that promote success for young women of color in a variety of institutional contexts. The project will culminate in a meeting with participants from 12 institutions who will examine the applicability of the findings at their home institutions including: doctoral universities, master's universities, baccalaureate colleges, open enrollment, public and private institutions. This paper will examine the quantitative data analysis conducted during this research.
Abstract Type: Symposium Talk
Parallel Session: Prosperity, Family and Identity: Learning From What Helps Women of Color Thrive
Session Time: Parallel Sessions Cluster II

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Elizabeth Mulvey
St. Mary's College of Maryland