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Author Olson, Steve, 1956-

Title Community Colleges in the Evolving STEM Education Landscape : Summary of a Summit / Steve Olson and Jay B. Labov, rapporteurs
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2012


Description 1 online resource (x, 145 pages)
Contents Introduction -- Expanding minority participation in undergraduate STEM education -- The loss of students from STEM majors -- Outreach, recruitment and mentoring -- The two-year curriculum in mathematics -- Transfer from community colleges to four-year institutions -- General discussion -- References -- Appendixes
Summary "The National Research Council (NRC) and National Academy of Engineering (NAE) have released a new report, Community Colleges in the Evolving STEM Education Landscape: Summary of a Summit. Based on a national summit that was supported by the National Science Foundation and organized by the NRC and the NAE, the report highlights the importance of community colleges, especially in emerging areas of STEM (Sciene, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and preparation of the STEM workforce. Community colleges are also essential in accommodating growing numbers of students and in retraining displaced workers in skills needed in the new economy. [This report] looks at the changing and evolving relationships between community colleges and four-year institutions, with a focus on partnerships and articulation processes that can facilitate student success in STEM; expanding participation of students from historically underrepresented populations in undergraduate STEM education; and how subjects, such as mathematics, can serve as gateways or barriers to college completion"--Publisher's description
Notes "This study was supported by Grant No. EHR 1112988 between the National Academy of Sciences and the National Science Foundation, and in-kind support from the Carnegie Institution for Science"--Page ii
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Science -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States
Technology -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States
Engineering -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States
Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States
Community colleges -- United States
Community colleges
Engineering -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Science -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Technology -- Study and teaching (Higher)
United States
Form Electronic book
Author Labov, Jay B. (Jay Brian)
National Research Council (U.S.). Planning Committee on Evolving Relationships and Dynamics Between Two- and Four-Year Colleges and Universities.
National Research Council (U.S.). Board on Higher Education and Workforce.
National Research Council (U.S.). Board on Life Sciences.
National Research Council (U.S.). Board on Science Education.
LC no. 2013426109
ISBN 1283636131