In most graduate student programs, mentoring relationships are a critical component that influences a student’s experience and accomplishments as a developing researcher. These relationships include relationships with research advisors, committee members, and others…

Attracting and retaining more, and more diverse, students to STEM careers is a national priority for STEM education. Theories from industrial/organizational psychology suggest that people will be more drawn to careers that align with their personal interests and…

The Data Exploration research group serves to create a library of RStudio tutorial videos and interpret data collected from the ULTrA Survey measuring the mindsets of college STEM students. The group is searching for a valid method of determining whether…

Effective mentorship during STEM graduate education is thought to improve graduate students’ scholarly productivity, academic performance, and career advancement. Mentorship is a key component of graduate training in the life sciences. However, mentoring…

Research has shown that course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) can influence undergraduate students’ educational and career trajectories. Specifically, CUREs allows students to make discoveries, engage in iterative work, and develop greater ownership…

Attrition from higher education, especially from STEM programs, is a national concern. In many cases, students may drop out because they were unable to overcome academic difficulties. How well students respond to academic difficulties is influenced by their beliefs…

Research is thought to be a transformative experience in which students gain disciplinary knowledge and skills, become more expert in the practices of science, develop confidence and a sense of belonging in the scientific community, and develop their educational and…

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A growing number of studies are showing that internship-style undergraduate research experiences (UREs) and course-based UREs (CUREs) can influence students’ persistence in science. This has led to rapid…

The COVID-19 pandemic has undermined national capacity to offer onsite Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Sites. Due to the rapid onset of the pandemic, REU principal investigators (PIs) were caught largely unprepared to deliver REU learning through…