The Role of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender Identity in the College Experience
Explore the role of social networks in why women and racial minorities graduate from STEM majors at lower rates among college students. If women and underrepresented students of color experience greater exclusion from social networks since they are the minority, they operate at a severe disadvantage in forming study groups for their STEM classes. They are also more likely to miss out on key social information passed between peers, such as informal tips about scheduling classes or effective study strategies. Lower levels of social support and access to social information may discourage interested students from persisting in STEM majors.
- Amanda Chuan, Assistant Professor, School of Human Resources & Labor Relations, MSU
Suggested for ages: Kindergarten and Pre-K, Elementary school age, Middle school age, High school age, 18 years and above
- Social Science
Time and Location
4/14/2024 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: STEM Teaching and Learning Facility First Floor, South Wing