The authors examine whether differing levels of confidence for coping with barriers to education would moderate the relationship of stereotype threat and STEM self-efficacy.
From Description to Explanation: An Empirical Exploration of the African-American Pipeline Problem in STEM
Which contemporary theoretical perspectives on access and participation best explain the differences between African-American science majors in the pipeline and those African-Americans who have successfully matriculated into STEM careers?
A Case Study of Long-Term Engagement and Identity-in-Practice: Insights Into the STEM Pathways of Four Underrepresented Youths
1) In what ways did youths’ figured worlds, positionality, and authoring of self come through at the time they applied to the program? 2) What kinds of figured worlds of science, positionality, and authoring of selves emerged and were supported by COSMOS (a Math and Science Upward Bound program)? 3) What kinds of educational and identity pathways in science are evident from the four youths’ navigations in and through Cosmos, and college?
Gender and Choosing a STEM Major in College: Femininity, Masculinity, Chilly Climate, and Occupational Values
This research seeks to address these issues and advance our understanding of gender inequalities in STEM careers by measuring masculine and feminine personality characteristics using the Bem sex-role inventory (BSRI)- a well-studied inventory of masculine and feminine personality traits- and using these measures to predict selection of a STEM major in college among a sample of students aged 19 and older at a major public university. In addition to testing the association between masculinity, femininity, and choosing a STEM major independent of gender identification, the authors also explore the possibility that the association between masculine and feminine personality characteristics and choosing a STEM major differs for males and females.
To determine the role HSIs play in increasing the participation and completion rates of Latino students in STEM education. Additionally, the study served to compare the experiences of Latino students in STEM at HSIs versus PWIs.
Academic and Social Barriers to Black and Latino Male Collegians' Success in Engineering and Related STEM Fields
To identify and explore the academic and social experiences of African American (AA) and Latino American (LA) male collegians in engineering and other STEM fields. Specific attention was given to the factors that AA and LA male collegians report as “barriers” to their success in engineering.