Undergraduate and Graduate
STEM Students' Experiences
PROCEEDINGS OF A VIRTUAL
Kerry Brenner, Maria Lund Dahlberg, and Joe Alper, Rapporteurs
Board on Science Education
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Board on Higher Education and Workforce
Policy and Global Affairs
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Undergraduate and Graduate STEM Students’ Experiences During COVID-19: Proceedings of a Virtual Workshop Series. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/26024.
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PLANNING COMMITTEE FOR A VIRTUAL WORKSHOP ON THE IMPACTS ON STEM UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE STUDENT EXPERIENCES OF HIGHER EDUCATION’S RESPONSE TO COVID-19: RESILIENCE AND INNOVATION*
TASHA R. INNISS (Chair), Spelman College
ALFRED BRYANT, Campbell University
JIM JULIUS, MiraCosta College
HIRONAO OKAHANA, Council of Graduate Schools
JUAN RAMÍREZ-LUGO, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras
VIJI SATHY, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
HEATHER THIRY, University of Colorado Boulder
KERRY BRENNER, Senior Program Officer, Board on Science Education
MARIA LUND DAHLBERG, Senior Program Officer, Board on Higher Education and Workforce
LAYNE SCHERER, Senior Program Officer, Board on Higher Education and Workforce
THOMAS RUDIN, Director, Board on Higher Education and the Workforce (until November 30, 2020)
HEIDI SCHWEINGRUBER, Director, Board on Science Education
JOE ALPER, Consulting Writer
*The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s planning committees are solely responsible for organizing the workshop, identifying topics, and choosing speakers. The responsibility for the published proceedings of a workshop rests with the workshop rapporteurs and the institution.
BOARD ON HIGHER EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE
KUMBLE R. SUBBASWAMY (Chair), University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
JAIME CURTIS-FISK, The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI
MARIELENA DESANCTIS, Broward College, Fort Lauderdale, FL
JOAN FERRINI-MUNDY, University of Maine, Orono
GABRIELA GONZALEZ (NAS), Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
TASHA R. INNISS, Spelman College, Atlanta, GA
DOUGLAS S. MASSEY (NAS), Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
RICHARD K. MILLER (NAE), Olin College of Engineering, Needham, MA
KATE STOLL, MIT Washington Office, Washington, DC
MEGHNA TARE, University of Texas at Arlington
MARY WOOLLEY (NAM), Research! America, Arlington, VA
THOMAS RUDIN, Director (until November 30, 2020)
BOARD ON SCIENCE EDUCATION
SUSAN R. SINGER (Chair), Vice President for Academic Affairs, Provost, Rollins College
MEGAN BANG, Learning Sciences, Northwestern University
VICKI L. CHANDLER, Provost, Minerva Schools at Keck Graduate Institute
SUNITA V. COOKE, Superintendent and President, MiraCosta College
RUSH HOLT, Former Chief Executive Officer, American Association for the Advancement of Science
CATHY MANDUCA, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College
JOHN MATHER (NAS), NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
TONYA MATTHEWS, STEM Learning Innovation, Wayne State University
WILLIAM PENUEL, School of Education, University of Colorado Boulder
STEPHEN L. PRUITT, President, Southern Regional Education Board
K. RENAE PULLEN, K–6 Science Curriculum Instructional Specialist, Caddo Parish Schools, Louisiana
K. ANN RENNINGER, Social Theory and Social Action, Swarthmore College
MARCY H. TOWNS, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University
HEIDI SCHWEINGRUBER, Director
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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Board on Science Education and Board on Higher Education and Workforce and wish to express their sincere gratitude to the planning committee chair Tasha R. Inniss for her valuable contributions to the development and orchestration of this workshop. We also wish to thank all the members of the planning committee, who collaborated to ensure that the workshop would have informative presentations and rich discussions. Finally, we want to thank the speakers and moderators, who generously shared their expertise and their time with workshop participants.
Acronyms and Abbreviations
|ASU||Arizona State University|
|HBCU||historically Black colleges and universities|
|NSF||National Science Foundation|
|PR2ISM||Pedagogy and Research on Race, Identity, Social Justice, and Meaning Program at the University of Washington|
|PTSD||post-traumatic stress disorder|
|STEM||science, technology, engineering, and mathematics|
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