Considering the Impact of Racial Stigmas and Science Identity: Persistence Among Biomedical and Behavioral Science Aspirants.

  title={Considering the Impact of Racial Stigmas and Science Identity: Persistence Among Biomedical and Behavioral Science Aspirants.},
  author={Mitchell J. Chang and Michelle Eagan and Monica H. Lin and Sylvia Hurtado},
  journal={The Journal of higher education},
  volume={82 5},
ings about why a smaller proportion of undergraduates than in the past are undertaking studies in physical and life sciences. Those concerns are driven in part by interests in preserving the nation’s economic competitiveness and position in technological leadership. Some legislators have called the U.S. science pipeline “leakier than warped rubber tubing” (Epstein, 2006, p. 1). Indeed, roughly half of undergraduates who show an initial interest in majoring in the sciences decide to major in… CONTINUE READING
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