Combining community service and classroom instruction has been a boon for performance in most academic subjects. Does it work for STEM? That’s the question at the heart of a new study funded by Keck.
The Sloan Foundation is one of a number of funders sending serious resources to increase the rate of minority students pursuing STEM careers. But the shortage of Native Americans and Alaska Natives in STEM is particularly striking, most recently leading the foundation to pool the efforts of four universities to tackle the issue.
Back in 2013, Howard Hughes Medical Institute invited 203 research universities to pitch them on how to get more STEM majors to stick with it and complete their degrees. The foundation has announced the 37 winners, which will receive a combined $60 million in grants to improve the way science is taught in universities. Here’s a breakdown.