Engaging Underrepresented High School students in Data Driven Storytelling : An Examination of Learning Experiences and Outcomes for a Cohort of Rising Seniors Enrolled in the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program ( GEAR UP )

@inproceedings{Dierker2017EngagingUH,
  title={Engaging Underrepresented High School students in Data Driven Storytelling : An Examination of Learning Experiences and Outcomes for a Cohort of Rising Seniors Enrolled in the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program ( GEAR UP )},
  author={Lisa Dierker and Nadia L. Ward and Jalen Alexander and Emmanuel Donate},
  year={2017}
}
Background: Upward trends in data-oriented careers threaten to further increase the underrepresentation of both females and individuals from racial minority groups in programs focused on data analysis and applied statistics. To begin to develop the necessary skills for a data-oriented career, project-based learning seems the most promising given its focus on real-world activities that are aimed at engaging student interest and enthusiasm. Method: Using pre and post survey data, the present… CONTINUE READING