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Increasing STEM degree attainment for underrepresented populations

  title={Increasing STEM degree attainment for underrepresented populations},
  author={P Plourde},
This qualitative study implements Critical Race Theory and the use of narrative to investigate reasons why rates of degree attainment in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) remain particularly low among underrepresented minority (URM) students. Four African Americans who were formerly STEM majors at predominantly White institutions (PWIs) were interviewed to ascertain reasons why they changed majors or left higher education without reaching attainment in a STEM discipline… 


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