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Louis Stokes Midwest Center for Excellence (LSMCE) Broaden Participation in STEM

Louis Stokes Midwest Center of Excellence is a National Science Foundation-funded project whose mission is to broaden the participation of underrepresented minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

This channel contains videos for faculty and mentors of URM students to create learning programs and environments that support their mission.

Fine-Tuning Summer Research Programs to Promote Underrepresented Students’ Persistence in the STEM Pathway

Source: CBE-Life Sciences Education, 15(3), ar28.

Author(s): Ghee, M., Keels, M., Collins, D., Neal-Spence, C., & Baker, E.

Academic Self-Efficacy and Performance of Underrepresented STEM Majors: Gender, Ethnic, and Social Class Patterns

SourceAnalyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 13(1), 347–369.

Author(s): MacPhee, D., Farro, S., & Canetto, S. S

Minority Student Perceptions of the Impact of Mentoring to Enhance Academic Performance in STEM Disciplines

SourceJournal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 14(2), 38.

Author(s): Kendricks, K. D., Nedunuri, K. V., & Arment, A. R.

DIVERSITY PERSPECTIVES: A Collection of Opinion Articles on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

By the year 2020, minority students will account for 45 percent of the nation’s public high school graduates, up from 38 percent in 2009. For many colleges, this rapid growth confirms the urgency of planning for the next generation of diverse students. This limited edition collection of Chronicle opinion pieces provides multiple perspectives across higher education on some of the challenges surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Math, Cars, and Rock n' Roll

Richard Tapia ('96) reflects on his career, and particularly on his experiences mentoring underrepresented students in STEM. 
Dr. Tapia, a mathematician from Rice Univerisity, recently received the 2014 Vannevar Bush Award for long-term leadership in STEM and for his many public service contributions.

Professors Are Prejudiced Too

This article, published in the journal, Psycholgical Science, examined the willingness of professors to mentor prospective doctoral students. Here is the abstract:

2014 National Mentoring Month Google+ Hangout with PAESMEM recipients

During National Mentoring Month, NSF sponsored a Google+ Hangout on STEM mentoring. Maria Zacharias interviewed several PAESMEM recipients, as well as Fae Jencks, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and NSF Assistant Director Joan Ferrini-Mundy, who leads the Education and Human Resources directorate.

Ecological Society of America SEEDS program

SEEDS - Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity and Sustainability

SEEDS is the flagship education program of the Ecological Society of America. SEEDS received the PAESMEM award in 2006. Its mission is to diversify and advance the ecology profession through opportunities that stimulate and nurture the interest of underrepresented students to participate and lead in ecology.

Expanding underrepresented minority participation: America’s science and technology talent at the crossroads

Committee on Science Engineering and Public Policy (COSEP). 2011. National Academies Press.