Plenary II: A Kaleidoscope of Programs that Motivate

Motivating Students to Pursue Careers in STEM Fields
The 2003 PKAL Assemblies
What Works - What Matters - What Lasts: The Roles and Responsibilities of Leaders in Undergraduate STEM

Oberlin College
September 5 - 7, 2003

Plenary II: A Kaleidoscope of Programs that Motivate
Friday, September 5, 2003
4:30 - 5:15 pm

Moderator:
Robert A. Kolvoord, Associate Professor of Integrated Science & Technology- James Madison University

Abstract:
Short snapshots presenting exemplary programs that motivate students to consider careers in STEM fields by providing research-rich learning environments, mentoring, internship and service learning opportunities, and/or preparing high school students for success as undergraduates.

Programs considered:

  • Independent Research Programs
    Mary Allen, Jean Glasscock Professor of Biological Science, Wellesley College
  • Internship Programs
    F. Sheldon Wettack, Vice President & Dean of Faculty, Professor of Chemistry, Harvey Mudd College
  • Mentoring Programs
    Melvin R. Webb, Director of PRISM-D, Department of Biological Sciences- Clark Atlanta University
  • Service Learning Programs
    Paul Kuerbis, Professor of Education & Director of the Crown Teaching & Learning Center, The Colorado College