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  Session: Other B
  Paper Type: Poster
  Title: Improving Recruitment and Retention in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences*
  Meeting: 2013 Summer Meeting: Portland, Oregon
  Location: N/A
  Time: 8:30AM
  Author: Jane Flood, Muhlenberg Colleg
484 664 3411, flood@muhlenberg.edu
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: Funded by an NSF S-STEM grant, Muhlenberg College recruited two cohorts of economically disadvantaged students intending to study chemistry, computer science, environmental science, mathematics, physical science, or physics. Our program includes six elements: financial, academic and psychosocial support, mentoring, professional development for students, and faculty development. Literature on college grants (Fife et al., 1976.), recruitment and retention of minority students (Gandara et al., 1999), and retention of students from all backgrounds in STEM fields (Seymour et al., 1997) supports the structure of our program. This poster describes the current status of our project. Supported by NSF S-STEM Award 0965834
  Footnotes: Fife, J.D. and Leslie, L.L. 1976 The college student grant study. Research in Higher Education $: 317-333 Gandara, P. and Maxwell-Joly, J. 1999 Priming the pump: strategies fro increasing the achievement of minority undergraduates. The College Board, NY 129pp Seymour, E. and Hewitt, N.M. 1997 Talking about leaving: why undergraduates leave the sciences. Westveiw Press, Boulder Co. 429pp
  Presentation: AAPT Summer Meeting Portland 2013 s STEM.ppt

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