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Project Engage: Solutions for Recruiting, Retaining, and Reinforcing STEM Majors From Rural Areas

Project Engage: Solutions for Recruiting, Retaining, and Reinforcing STEM Majors From Rural Areas
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Copyright: 2019
Pages: 18
Source title: Engaging STEM Students From Rural Areas: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Reenay R.H. Rogers (University of West Alabama, USA) and Yan Sun (Mississippi State University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-6341-9.ch002

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Abstract

As the nation seeks to diversify the STEM workforce, looking toward the rural areas of the United States affords an opportunity to increase the flow of students into the STEM pipeline. However, rural students face many roadblocks on the way to STEM careers including poor educational attainment, lack of STEM experiences, few STEM role models, inadequate technology preparation, and low motivation to pursue STEM. This chapter explores those barriers and proposes Project Engage as an avenue for breaking down the barriers. The chapter identifies and explains the major components of Project Engage: strategic mentoring, STEM engagement activities, and guided career exploration. These combined components create a comprehensive framework for addressing the barriers imposed by the nature of growing up “rural.” Statistical data is presented that reveals an increase in recruitment of STEM majors as well as positive results of retention.

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