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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.

Successful STEM Mentoring Initiatives for Underrepresented Students

Source: Successful STEM Mentoring Initiatives for Underrepresented Students: A Research-Based Guide for Faculty and Administrators. Stylus Publishing, LLC.

Author(s): Packard, B. W.-L.

Undergraduate Research Experiences for STEM Students: Successes, Challenges, and Opportunities

Source: National Academies of Sciences, & Medicine. (2017). ​

Author(s): Gentile, James, Ed.; Brenner, Kerry, Ed.; Stephens, Amy, Ed.

The Effectiveness of a One-Year Online Mentoring Program for Girls in STEM

SourceComputers & Education, 69, 408–418.

Author(s): Stoeger, H., Duan, X., Schirner, S., Greindl, T., & Ziegler, A.

Understanding How Peer Mentoring and Capitalization Link STEM Students to Their Majors

SourceThe Career Development Quarterly, 60(4), 343–354.

Author(s): Holland, J. M., Major, D. A., & Orvis, K. A.

Mentoring Undergraduate Students

SourceASHE Higher Education Report, 43(1), 7–103.

Author(s): Crisp, G., Baker, V. L., Griffin, K. A., Lunsford, L. G., & Pifer, M. J.

Planning and Implementing a Comprehensive Student-Centered Research Program for First-Year STEM Undergraduates

SourceJournal of College Science Teaching, 44(3), 37–43.

Author(s): Schneider, K. R., Bickel, A., & Morrison-Shetlar, A.

Strategies And Initiatives That Revitalize Wesley College STEM Programs

Source: Journal of College Teaching and Learning, 12(3), 195–208.

Author(s): D’Souza, M. J., Kroen, W. K., Stephens, C. B., & Kashmar, R. J.

In Their Own Words: Cheryl Schrader

Dr. Cheryl Schrader, former chancellor, Missouri University of Science and Technology, (PAESMEM 2005), who became president of Wright State University in Ohio on July 1, discusses the importance of role models and experiential learning in helping to broaden participation among underrepresented groups and women.

In Their Own Words: Margaret Werner-Washburne

Dr. Margaret Werner-Washburne, professor of biology at the University of New Mexico, (PAESMEM 2003), talks about the value and importance of broadening participation in STEM.

In Their Own Words: Philip Huebner

Philip Huebnerdirector of STEM partnerships and diversity officer for the South Dakota Experimental Program for Competitive Research (SD EPSCOR), (PAESMEM Organizational 1997), says that since he began working with the EPSCOR program, he has focused on starting the STEM mentoring process at younger ages.   

Defining Attributes and Metrics of Effective Research Mentoring Relationships (April 2016)

Despite evidence of mentoring’s importance in training researchers, studies to date have not yet determined which mentoring relationships have the most impact and what specific factors in those mentoring relationships contribute to key outcomes, such as the commitment to and persistence in research career paths for emerging researchers from diverse populations.

Undergraduate Research Experiences for STEM Students: Successes, Challenges and Opportunities (February 2017)

Undergraduate research has a rich history, and many practicing researchers point to undergraduate research experiences (UREs) as crucial to their own career success. There are many ongoing efforts to improve undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education that focus on increasing the active engagement of students and decreasing traditional lecture-based teaching, and UREs have been proposed as a solution to these efforts and may be a key strategy for broadening participation in STEM.

In Their Own Words: Juan Arratia

Dr. Juan F. Arratia, executive director of the AGMUS Student Research Development Center, Universidad Metropolitana, Puerto Rico, (PAESMEM 2006), discusses the keys to STEM mentoring success.

In Their Own Words: GeoFORCE Texas

Mr. Doug Ratcliff, retired geologist and founding director of GeoFORCE, and Dr. Samuel Moore, director of outreach and diversity at GeoFORCE (PAESMEM Organizational 2012), describe the program and the merits of learning about science outside the classroom.

In Their Own Words: John Matsui

Dr John Matsui, assistant dean of biological sciences, Integrative Biology Department, College of Letters and Science at the University of California, Berkeley and co-founder and director of Biology Scholars Program (PAESMEM 2013), discusses the imperative for diversity in the STEM fields.

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.