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4 Outreach, Recruitment, and Mentoring
Pages 23-28

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... • ands-on programs designed to recruit students into STEM fields need to H be paired with academic preparation. • rants to colleges that require undergraduate mentoring plans could give G more students the information they need to persist in STEM education.
From page 24...
... "Summer enrichment programs can enhance interest or get students to take a first course," said Packard, "but greater academic preparation makes it realistic for them to continue going forward." Both honors students and struggling students can benefit from dual-enrollment courses because taking college classes during high school can motivate students to continue their education. In addition, high school students should be able to count their college classes for a 1Additional information is available at nsf11692.htm and
From page 25...
... Experiential pro grams and dual-enrollment classes that target academic mathematics requirements could recruit students into STEM fields and give them a realistic chance of persisting. MENTORING Research on mentoring is robust, sophisticated, and rigorous, Packard noted.
From page 26...
... "It is not just that the students are unintelligent." Linnea Fletcher from Austin Community College, who was a mem ber of the organizing committee, said that as soon as she was away from community colleges for several years as a rotator at NSF, she started to forget what it is like to be a student at a community college. "As soon as you lose that perspective, you no longer can connect with those students and understand what their lives are like," she said.
From page 27...
... In addi tion, Judy Miner from Foothill College, who was also a member of the organizing committee, reminded the participants of the importance of family engagement, community, and culture in attracting and retaining students of color in STEM. Another member of the organizing committee, Thomas Bailey from Teachers College, Columbia University, observed that one potent recruit ing tool for STEM transfer students could be introductory science courses at community colleges.

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