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An Exploratory Analysis of STEM Student and Faculty Perceptions at a Historically Black College and University (HBCU)

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2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Columbus, Ohio

Publication Date

June 24, 2017

Start Date

June 24, 2017

End Date

June 28, 2018

Conference Session

Minorities in Engineering Division Technical Session 5

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Minorities in Engineering

Tagged Topic

Diversity

Page Count

7

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https://peer.asee.org/27563

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12

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Shabnam Etemadi Brady Tennessee State University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-0617-7750

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Shabnam Etemadi Brady is a Ph.D. student in Counseling Psychology at Tennessee State University with research interests in the educational and mental health development of marginalized populations, such as immigrants and refugees. She is currently working on National Science Foundation (NSF) funded research regarding broadening participation and student persistence in STEM for graduate programs and at HBCUs under Dr. Lesia Crumpton-Young who is Associate Vice President and Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFÉ).

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Walter C. Lee Virginia Tech Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0001-5082-1411

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Dr. Walter Lee is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering Education and the Assistant Director for Research in the Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity (CEED), both at Virginia Tech. His research interests include co-curricular support, student success and retention, and diversity in STEM. Lee received his Ph.D in Engineering Education from Virginia Tech, his M.S. in Industrial & Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech, and his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Clemson University.

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Lesia L. Crumpton-Young Tennessee State University

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Dr. Crumpton-Young serves as Chief Research Officer, Vice President, and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Tennessee State University.

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Germysha Emily Little Tennessee State University

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My name is Germysha Little. I am a senior, Biology major from Belleville, Illinois. I currently attend Tennessee State University.

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Lydia Davis Tennessee State University

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My name is Lydia Davis a senior Political Science Major at Tennessee State University from Memphis, Tennessee by the way of Waterloo, Iowa.

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Abstract

Work-in-Progress: An Exploratory Analysis of STEM Student and Faculty Perceptions at a Historically Black College and University (HBCU)

This work-in-progress discusses the efforts of researchers focused on broadening participation in STEM fields. The survey data discussed was collected from students, faculty, and administrators from a single HBCU (Historically Black College and University) and focuses on the experiences of students in STEM. The purpose of the survey was to identify critical areas of concern that warranted further investigation. Preliminary data suggest that future research studies should focus on students’ confidence, study skills, and academic preparation as well as faculty development. Also, future research studies will investigate data from additional HBCUs and identify common areas of focus that should be addressed nationally.

Brady, S. E., & Lee, W. C., & Crumpton-Young, L. L., & Little, G. E., & Davis, L. (2017, June), An Exploratory Analysis of STEM Student and Faculty Perceptions at a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/27563

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