Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
NSF Grantees Poster Session
In this article, we describe the Emerging Leaders in Technology, Science and Mathematics (Elites) program developed as part of an NSF S-STEM grant awarded to Radford University’s Artis College of Science and Technology. The S-STEM grant supports scholarships for meritorious students with financial need. Elites was designed to incentivize student participation in high impact activities that would help them develop their careers as they are progressing through their degree. Coupled with strong advising, the Elites program’s overarching goal was to increase retention among scholarship recipients and help them continue to pursue STEM related careers. This paper presents the successes and challenges of the Elites program as measured using focus group interviews and using an academic motivational tool: MUSIC (Jones, 2009). The salient result of the assessment was that while students showed greater motivation in defining and reaching their professional goals, the program struggled to create a sense of community.
Mistele, J., & Baker, S. N., & Strout, S. L., & Uppuluri, P. (2018, June), Board 108: Elites: A STEM Leadership Program Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/29871
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