Research Discussion: Undergraduate STEM Education…The Great Equalizer?: Perspectives and Experiences of Black Women
The Bridge: 220 Townsend or join us virtually at http://bit.ly/BridgeRschDscn4Dec18
Dr. Terrell Morton, Postdoctoral Fellow | Learning, Teaching & Curriculum, Science Education
The current trend in educational research surrounding STEM retention and matriculation focuses on targeted efforts like the undergraduate research experience (URE), exploring the various affordances it provides students. Seeking to replicate and increase the generated impact of these targeted opportunities, researchers, policymakers, and practitioners alike strive to reformat STEM educational contexts under the pretense that such changes will improve the educational experiences of all. Focusing on the perspectives and experiences of Black women in undergraduate STEM education, I attend to the opportunities and threats they endure while navigating STEM learning contexts and provide implications for re-conceptualizing undergraduate STEM education.