Since the program’s inception, the number of minority students earning undergraduate STEM degrees at participating schools has increased by more than 150 percent.
Researchers from the University of Virginia have found a promising way to pique adolescents’ interest in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics: their parents.
The project will recruit undergraduate students and train them to assist instructors during regular class time, using skills to guide inquiry-based activities during the learning process, asking questions rather than answering them.
Women earned about a third of all engineering degrees at the University of Virginia in 2015, making the state flagship first on that measure among prominent public schools nationwide.
Three University of Virginia faculty members have been named among the top 25 education scholars influencing public policy, and a half-dozen others made the 200-person list of the most influential education scholars in the country.