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Published April 9, 2024 | Version v1
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Student Career Goals and Science Attitudes at an Urban Community College

  • 1. STEM Department, Saint Paul College, St. Paul MN


An equity gap exists in the STEM workforce, and there is a lack of published data on student motivation and career goals at the two-year college level. We collected data on student motivations for choosing a career in STEM and found a similar equity gap in student career goals at our college. In addition, we provided faculty mentoring and career development to increase student knowledge and awareness of STEM careers. Our data show participation in these activities correlated with increased interest in STEM careers. Others can use this information


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