Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS March Meeting 2013
Volume 58, Number 1
Monday–Friday, March 18–22, 2013; Baltimore, Maryland
Session G9: Invited Session: Broadening Participation in Physics and Other STEM Fields
11:15 AM–2:15 PM,
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Sponsoring Unit: FEd
Chair: Paul Cottle, Florida State University
Abstract ID: BAPS.2013.MAR.G9.1
Abstract: G9.00001 : Broadening participation in Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Maryland Baltimore County*
11:15 AM–11:51 AM
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(University of Maryland Baltimore County)
Over the past two decades, UMBC has undertaken a series of efforts to broaden participation in the natural sciences and mathematics, beginning with the establishment of the Meyerhoff program. Using as examples the multiple initiatives that followed, and with a focus on the challenge of increasing access and success of all students who enter as both freshmen and transfer students, I will describe a model of culture change that we have employed repeatedly to understand and guide our efforts in broadening participation. Particular attention will be paid to the concept of cultural capital, the role of innovators and the challenge of scaling small-scale innovations towards institutional change.
*Supported by the National Science Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
To cite this abstract, use the following reference: http://meetings.aps.org/link/BAPS.2013.MAR.G9.1
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