Encouraging the Next Class of STEM Leaders

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Guest blogger: Laura Palumbo Chemistry & Physics Librarian/Science Data Specialist Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ laura.palumbo@rutgers.edu @LauraBPalumbo ________________ The recent post in this blog on the lack of self-efficacy of women in STEM reflects the findings of much of the current literature: that women tend to underestimate their abilities in math and related STEM fields. … Read more »

Tinkering at the Library

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Most of us have heard about self-efficacy being key to academic persistence. But have you heard about “tinkering and technical self-efficacy”? These are important aspects of self-efficacy for engineering students. Unfortunately, there are large populations of potential engineering students who lack belief in their competence in these areas. In a 1997 study of STEM students… Read more »