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In Their Own Words: John Matsui

Dr John Matsui, assistant dean of biological sciences, Integrative Biology Department, College of Letters and Science at the University of California, Berkeley and co-founder and director of Biology Scholars Program (PAESMEM 2013), discusses the imperative for diversity in the STEM fields.

In Their Own Words: Anthony Carpi

Dr. Anthony Carpi, professor and dean of research at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, (PAESMEM 2009), discusses his findings on whether undergraduate research experiences lead to a new interest among students in pursuing a graduate degree. Carpi’s article in the Journal of Research in Science Teaching explores the outcomes of a program he leads at his college that paired undergraduate students with faculty engaged in university research projects.

In Their Own Words: Cheryl Schrader

Dr. Cheryl Schrader, former chancellor, Missouri University of Science and Technology, (PAESMEM 2005), who became president of Wright State University in Ohio on July 1, discusses the importance of role models and experiential learning in helping to broaden participation among underrepresented groups and women.

In Their Own Words: Raymond Johnson

Raymond Johnson, professor emeritus of mathematics, University of Maryland, College Park, (PAESMEM 2012), shares his thoughts about mathematical achievement, mentoring and misconceptions about innate ability.

In Their Own Words: James Cotter

Dr. James Cotter, professor of geology at the University of Minnesota, Morris, (PAESMEM 2000), who mentors undergraduate students, including Native Americans and women, outlines tips for effective mentoring, including learning together, listening and cross-cultural understanding.

In Their Own Words: Sara Hernández

Ms. Sara Xayarath Hernández (PAESMEM Organizational 2011), associate dean for inclusion and student engagement at Cornell University Graduate School, says universities can make undergraduate research experiences more accessible for underrepresented students interested in STEM careers by leveraging existing resources and programs.

In Their Own Words: Margaret Werner-Washburne

Dr. Margaret Werner-Washburne, professor of biology at the University of New Mexico, (PAESMEM 2003), talks about the value and importance of broadening participation in STEM.

In Their Own Words: Philip Huebner

Philip Huebnerdirector of STEM partnerships and diversity officer for the South Dakota Experimental Program for Competitive Research (SD EPSCOR), (PAESMEM Organizational 1997), says that since he began working with the EPSCOR program, he has focused on starting the STEM mentoring process at younger ages.   

Successful STEM Mentoring Initiatives for Underrepresented Students

Source: Successful STEM Mentoring Initiatives for Underrepresented Students: A Research-Based Guide for Faculty and Administrators. Stylus Publishing, LLC.

Author(s): Packard, B. W.-L.

Understanding How Undergraduate Research Experiences Influence Student Aspirations for Research Careers and Graduate Education

Source: Journal of College Science Teaching, 42(1), 82.

Author(s): Adedokun, O. A., Zhang, D., Parker, L. C., Bessenbacher, A., Childress, A., & Burgess, W. D.