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 about intelligence, termed mindset. Students may believe that intelligence is a fixed, stable trait (a fixed mindset), or is a changeable trait that can be improved (a growth mindset). Researchers have been studying how students’ mindsets influence their responses to academic struggles and ultimately their academic performance. Some have attempted to improve student success by conducting “interventions” to shift students towards a growth mindset. Our research group has discovered that the survey used to measure mindset, which was developed based on work with elementary school children, may not be working well with college students. Thus, the goal of this research project is to develop and test a new survey to measure how college STEM students think about intelligence.