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It Takes A Village: The Role Of Emic And Etic Adaptive Strengths In The Persistence Of Black Men In Engineering Graduate Programs, Brian A. Burt, Krystal L. Williams, Gordon J. M. Palmer Aug 2018

It Takes A Village: The Role Of Emic And Etic Adaptive Strengths In The Persistence Of Black Men In Engineering Graduate Programs, Brian A. Burt, Krystal L. Williams, Gordon J. M. Palmer

Education Publications

Black men, underrepresented in engineering, constitute a missing segment of the population who could contribute to the global knowledge economy. To address this national concern, stakeholders need additional research on strategies that aid in Black men’s persistence. This study explores the experiences of 30 Black men in engineering graduate programs. Three factors are identified as helping them persist from year to year, and in many cases through completion of the doctorate: the role of family, spirituality and faith-based community, and undergraduate mentors. The article concludes with implications for future research and professional practice that may improve the experiences of ...


The Personal Is Archival: Researching And Teaching With Stories Of Women Engineers, Scientists, And Doctors, Amy Bix Apr 2018

The Personal Is Archival: Researching And Teaching With Stories Of Women Engineers, Scientists, And Doctors, Amy Bix

History Conference Papers, Presentations and Posters

Personal stories from archives are essential to understand the historical gendering of American science, medicine, technology, and innovation. Advocates promoted science, medicine, and engineering to young men, yet the twentieth-century brought increasing numbers of women into STEM education and employment. This paper illustrates the above by offering guidance to key archival and digital collections that show how women (individually and as groups) made places for themselves in modern science, technology, and medicine. Sources illustrate complex intersections for women simultaneously shaping professional and personal identities. This paper suggests how historians can reach beyond individual biographies to build broader analyses that deploy ...


Investigating The Effectiveness Of Case Studies In Improving Student Learning In A 200-Level Anatomy Course, Jenifer Saldanha, Karri Haen Jan 2016

Investigating The Effectiveness Of Case Studies In Improving Student Learning In A 200-Level Anatomy Course, Jenifer Saldanha, Karri Haen

CIRTL Reports

Case studies have been established as an effective teaching tool in a number of disciplines, including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. They encourage team work, constructive thinking and the application of concepts in the classroom. In this study we investigated the effectiveness of case studies in a 200- level anatomy course that employs the large lecture format of instruction. The results from this study improve our understanding on the usefulness of this approach, and also inform the future utilization of case studies in similar classes.


It Takes A Village To Make A Scientist: Reflections Of A Faculty Learning Community, Cinzia Cervato, William A. Gallus Jr., Michael Slade, Steven Kawaler, Massimo Marengo, L. Keith Woo, Barbara Minkema Krumhardt, David Flory, Michael P. Clough, Alexis Ann Campbell, Elizabeth L. Moss, Martin Acerbo Jan 2015

It Takes A Village To Make A Scientist: Reflections Of A Faculty Learning Community, Cinzia Cervato, William A. Gallus Jr., Michael Slade, Steven Kawaler, Massimo Marengo, L. Keith Woo, Barbara Minkema Krumhardt, David Flory, Michael P. Clough, Alexis Ann Campbell, Elizabeth L. Moss, Martin Acerbo

Geological and Atmospheric Sciences Publications

Lab components of undergraduate science courses typically have students complete highly directed cookbook-like laboratory activities. These experiences rarely engage students in a meaningful manner and do not accurately convey what the work of science entails. With funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), we have created more authentic science research experiences in a variety of undergraduate science courses, including introductory courses. Achieving this among the diversity of freshmen and sophomore science courses—each typically serving hundreds of students on our campus—required careful planning and adaptation. This article describes the many challenges we faced in our effort to create ...


The Engineering Admissions Partnership Program: A Navigation Strategy For Community College Students Seeking A Pathway Into Engineering, Marcia R. Laugerman, Mack C. Shelley, Steven K. Mickelson, Diane T. Rover Jan 2013

The Engineering Admissions Partnership Program: A Navigation Strategy For Community College Students Seeking A Pathway Into Engineering, Marcia R. Laugerman, Mack C. Shelley, Steven K. Mickelson, Diane T. Rover

Political Science Publications

This paper presents the evaluation of a program designed to improve transfer outcomes for community college students pursuing an engineering degree. The program, the Engineering Admissions Partnership Program (E-APP), was designed to improve the navigational success of community college transfer students through connections to the university. These connections include coordinated academic advising, peer-mentoring, campus visits, and online social and professional networks. The objective of the study is to determine the efficacy of the E-APP and its interventions, which will be measured by increased participation rates and increased university retention rates for E-APP participants. Outcome data for the students are analyzed ...


Isu Advance Final Report August 2006-July 2012, Bonnie S. Bowen, Diane M. Debinski, Elizabeth Hoffman, Sharon R. Bird, Dawn Bratsch-Prince, Sandra W. Gahn, Katherine Richardson Bruna, Kristen P. Constant, Susan J. Lamont, Lisa M. Larson, Elisabeth J. Huff-Lonergan Oct 2012

Isu Advance Final Report August 2006-July 2012, Bonnie S. Bowen, Diane M. Debinski, Elizabeth Hoffman, Sharon R. Bird, Dawn Bratsch-Prince, Sandra W. Gahn, Katherine Richardson Bruna, Kristen P. Constant, Susan J. Lamont, Lisa M. Larson, Elisabeth J. Huff-Lonergan

Office of the Provost Reports

Over the past six years, the ISU ADVANCE Program has become Iowa State’s most prominent vehicle to recruit, retain, and advance women and women of color in STEM faculty positions. We are known for a well-managed network, innovative research, and an integrated approach to change. We have worked within departments using a Collaborative Transformation approach to improve the work environment for all faculty members. Our program has identified cultures, practices, and structures that enhance or hinder the careers of ISU faculty, and we have worked with faculty and administrators to transform university policies, practices, and academic culture in pursuit ...


Do It All And Like It: Realities And Expectations For Music In 21st Century Higher Education, Jonathan Sturm Oct 2012

Do It All And Like It: Realities And Expectations For Music In 21st Century Higher Education, Jonathan Sturm

Music Publications

One decade into the twenty-first century, in a complex global community of which one part is a diverse and politically polarized America, the climate in much of higher education is such that professors of music might easily feel confused, overworked and underappreciated. We work in a time when governments speak almost exclusively of primary and secondary education, of head-start programs and vocational/professional education, or of science and technology. STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) is one of the acronyms du jour. We work in a time, too, when funding for the arts is a frequent political football, even a scapegoat ...


The Invest Volcanic Concept Survey: Exploring Student Understanding About Volcanoes, Thomas Lyle Parham, Cinzia Cervato, William A. Gallus Jr., Michael Larsen, Jonathan M. Hobbs, Pete Stelling, Tanya Gupta, John A. Knox, Thomas E. Gill May 2010

The Invest Volcanic Concept Survey: Exploring Student Understanding About Volcanoes, Thomas Lyle Parham, Cinzia Cervato, William A. Gallus Jr., Michael Larsen, Jonathan M. Hobbs, Pete Stelling, Tanya Gupta, John A. Knox, Thomas E. Gill

Geological and Atmospheric Sciences Publications

Results from the Volcanic Concept Survey (VCS) indicated that many undergraduates do not fully understand volcanic systems and plate tectonics. During the 2006 academic year, a ten-item conceptual survey was distributed to undergraduate students enrolled in Earth science courses at five U.S. colleges and universities. A trained team of graders scored 672 completed surveys, coding responses to each item with a score, out of 3, based on accuracy and comprehensiveness. Questions requiring only basic content knowledge (e.g., terminology, volcano topology) received more high scoring responses than questions requiring higher thinking and deeper conceptual connections (association with plate tectonics ...


Executive Summary: Isu Advance Collaborative Transformation Project: First Round Focal Department Synthesis Report, Sharon R. Bird, Diane M. Debinski Mar 2008

Executive Summary: Isu Advance Collaborative Transformation Project: First Round Focal Department Synthesis Report, Sharon R. Bird, Diane M. Debinski

Office of the Provost Reports

This report summarizes research from the Iowa State University ADVANCE Collaborative Transformation (CT) Project. The results discussed here are based on intensive research conducted within three STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) departments at ISU during 2006-2007. The report also reviews some of the activities within the departments aimed at enhancing workplace climate and improving recruitment, retention and promotion of diverse faculty that have been inspired and informed by the CT Project. These activities are funded by a 5 year grant from the National Science Foundation’s ADVANCE Institutional Transformation program, which is designed to create an infrastructure for transforming ...


Attitude Toward Learning Science Of Students In Introductory Geology Courses, Joan Y. Jach, Cinzia Cervato Jan 2004

Attitude Toward Learning Science Of Students In Introductory Geology Courses, Joan Y. Jach, Cinzia Cervato

Geological and Atmospheric Sciences Publications

Research into attitudes in science focuses largely on determining if certain instruction methods affect student attitude and there is a broad range of opinions as to what attitude means and how to study it. We have analyzed the attitude of students enrolled into two introductory geology classes with the goal to test if demographic factors and success in the class play a significant role in determining students attitude towards science and learning science. A pre-test and a post-test Likert-type attitude questionnaire were administered to two introductory Geology classes at Iowa State University during the Autumn semester 2002. Results were analyzed ...