STEM Data Galore at NCES

Posted by & filed under Uncategorized.

Over the summer, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released the 2014 report from the Baccalaureate and Beyond Study, a four-year longitudinal study which started in 2008 and followed bachelor’s degree recipients as they went onto employment and/or further education. There are numerous tables showing the percentages of students who graduated with STEM degrees,… Read more »

Living-Learning Programs Are Promising for STEM Students

Posted by & filed under Uncategorized.

Have you ever thought about living in a STEM dorm, or offering an embedded librarian service in one? A 2012 study published in The Journal of Higher Education (DOI: 10.1353/jhe.2012.0017) suggests that librarians could contribute to STEM retention through participation in field-specific residential programs, also known as living-learning (LL) programs. Soldner et al. surveyed 5240… Read more »