Discipline: Ecology, Environmental & Earth Sciences
Subcategory: STEM Research
Buddhi Gyawali - Kentucky State University
Co-Author(s): Jeremy Sandifer
The goal of ‘Promoting Minority Students Participation in STEM-Undergraduate Degree Programs at Kentucky State University (KSU)’ is to produce a competitive minority workforce in the STEM fields by designing, implementing and strengthening innovative teaching, learning, research, recruitment, retention and professional development strategies. The specific objectives of the project are: (1) To increase the enrollment of students into the STEM programs; (2) To develop experiential research projects to enhance students opportunities in a broad range of scientific inquiry; (3)To enhance curricula of the STEM programs so that courses meet the highest possible standards and address the diverse backgrounds and learning capability of minority students; and (4) To develop student retention, faculty teaching and research enhancement programs. The major activities accomplished in this reporting period are: Development of STEM program promotional materials; Recruitment of undergraduate STEM Experiential Research Scholars and Mentors; Development of cyber based research and learning environment for STEM Scholars; Visits of various community schools for recruiting students and promoting STEM; Completion of STEM Day at KSU; Completion of Summer Apprenticeship Program; and Completion of professional development workshop for high school STEM students. This poster highlights these accomplishments and impacts on promoting STEM education and research programs at Kentucky State University.
Funder Acknowledgement(s): This project is funded by: NSF-HBCU-UP-TIP Award # HRD 1436426; NSF-HBCU-UP-TIP Award # HRD-1332477
Faculty Advisor: None Listed,