Hierarchical Mentoring: A Transformative Strategy for Improving Diversity and Retention in Undergraduate STEM Disciplines

@article{Wilson2012HierarchicalMA,
  title={Hierarchical Mentoring: A Transformative Strategy for Improving Diversity and Retention in Undergraduate STEM Disciplines},
  author={Zakiya S. Wilson and Lakenya Holmes and Karin H. deGravelles and Monica R. Sylvain and L Batiste and Misty Johnson and Saundra Y. McGuire and Su Seng Pang and Isiah M. Warner},
  journal={Journal of Science Education and Technology},
  year={2012},
  volume={21},
  pages={148-156}
}
In the United States, less than half of the students who enter into science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) undergraduate curricula as freshmen will actually graduate with a STEM degree. There is even greater disparity in the national STEM graduation rates of students from underrepresented groups with approximately three-fourths of minority students leaving STEM disciplines at the undergraduate level. A host of programs have been designed and implemented to model best practices… CONTINUE READING

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