Many students attend college dreaming of careers in science, technology, engineering and math fields. At public research universities like the University of Michigan, introductory courses in these subjects are the first steps on a path to a STEM degree.
Nearly half of new mothers and a quarter of new fathers leave their full-time STEM jobs after they have their first child, according to a new study.
It’s the opposite of a passive lecture. “Active learning” is a teaching method that requires students to participate in their own learning, to talk to each other in class and to purposefully engage with the material.
It works, but professors are often wary of using it because they think students will rebel.
The National Center for Institutional Diversity is taking a multi-pronged approach, through research and scholarship at the local and national levels, to increase underrepresented minority students in science, technology, engineering and math.
A consortium of Michigan universities and community colleges — including the University of Michigan — has been awarded a five-year, $4.25 million grant by the National Science Foundation to help increase participation and graduation rates among underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering and math fields.
The University of Michigan was invited to join President Obama and hundreds of college presidents and other higher education leaders Thursday to announce new actions to help more students prepare for and graduate from college.
Leaders of a project to transform the teaching of STEM courses — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in LSA say it will take a culture change from within to accomplish, but they are confident the university is ready for the challenge.