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B-2 Is STEM Truly for All: Motivating Black and Latino Students to Engage in STEM

Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy: Professional Field Services - IMSA Campus - Aurora

Friday, March 4, 2016
IMSA Campus - Aurora 1500 Sullivan Road AuroraIL  60506
Friday, March 4, 2016
IMSA Campus - Aurora 1500 Sullivan Road AuroraIL  60506

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What's Included

This presentation takes an intricate look at the factors that motivate gifted and talented Black and Latino students to engage in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). According to the literature, the U.S. workforce could employ as many as 140,000 additional Black and Latino college graduates in STEM fields annually if the gap in college completion by Blacks and Latinos closed to roughly match that of the White and Asian student graduation rates. Thus, the goal of this presentation is to inform administrators, educators, and programs of a 5-step motivation-based process that encourages Black and Latino students to engage in STEM.

About This Organizer

The internationally recognized Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) develops creative, ethical leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. As a teaching and learning laboratory created by the State of Illinois, IMSA enrolls academically talented Illinois students (grades 10-12) in its advanced, residential college preparatory program, and it serves thousands of educators and students in Illinois and beyond through innovative instructional programs that foster imagination and inquiry. IMSA also advances education through research, groundbreaking ventures and strategic partnerships.

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  • Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy: Professional Field Services

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IMSA Campus - Aurora 1500 Sullivan Road AuroraIL  60506
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