Improving STEM Retention at CSUEB, peerReview Spring 2015, Vol. 17, No. 2
Authors: Caron Inouye (College of Science, Biology), Stephanie Couch (Executive Director), Chung-Hsing Ouyang ( Associate Math professor) and Elizabeth Yeager (Institute for STEM Education researcher)
Improving STEM Retention at CSUEB is an article which outlines the genesis of the Institute for STEM Education. The article presents research gathered in order to provide quantitative evaluations of the success of the STEM Initiative implemented by Cal State East Bay. The results of their findings gave way for the creation of the Institute for STEM Education. Since development of the Institute for STEM Education, immediate planning of initiatives to promote STEM student retention and integration of new students from the area have been underway.
“Taken together, the data suggest that in order to increase the number and diversity of students who graduate from high school, who enter CSUEB as first-year students, and who are college and career ready with the intent to major in STEM, and then to retain these students through graduation, we must provide enhanced learning opportunities at all stages of the P–20 education continuum.”
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