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The main objective of the IDEAL program was to explore enhancing middle and high-school female students self-confidence and motivation in pursuing future STEM careers by providing them with team cross-disciplinary research experiences that enhance critical thinking and collaboration skills. Entry and exit summer IDEAL program surveys used to assess the IDEAL program impact showed that the students enhanced their knowledge/skills the most in understanding STEM research papers, as well as in working collaboratively on a STEM research project. National Science Foundation Middle/High School Student Attitudes Towards STEM (SSTEM) Survey was used to assess the overall impact of the outreach program on the female students’ self-confidence and motivation in pursuing future cross-disciplinary STEM careers. The results showed that the 21st Century skills related to critical-thinking, communication, and collaboration was the section with the most radical improvement.
Robson, N., & Serrano, A., & Alvarez Loya, A., & Miojevic, N., & Lopez-Zepeda, K. K., & Rasche, M. E. (2020, June), Enhancing Middle/High School Female Students' Self-confidence and Motivation in Pursuing STEM Careers through Increasing Diversity in Engineering And Labor-force (IDEAL) Outreach Summer Program Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--33953
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