Discipline: Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences
Subcategory: Social Sciences/Psychology/Economics
Dressia Waldo - Viginia State University
Co-Author(s): Waldo. D, Ansari. A, Boyd. K, Perkins. P, and Lawrence. K
The purpose of the study is to examine Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) programs among African American Undergraduate students attending a Historically Black College/University. The study consisted of a systematic review to gain a better understanding of African Americans students and their involvement in S.T.E.M programs. The factors that were examined in the review included: academic programs, annual trends, gender (male/female), ethnicity, and race. The goal is identify strategies to assist with the recruitment and retention of African Americans in STEM programs. The results from the study can be used in order to develop programs to increase the number of minority students enrolled in S.T.E.M. programs at HBCUs around the country. The research also hopes to add to the literature on Minorities in STEM Programs.
Funder Acknowledgement(s): National Science Foundation (NSF)
Faculty Advisor: Kimberly Boyd, KBoyd@vsu.edu
Role: I pulled articles and typed up the sections in the poster.