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Engaging Female Community College STEM Transfer Students

RISE partnered with ISU’s Program for Women in Science (PWSE) to assess the experiences of female community college students who transferred into science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields in Fall Semester 2011. The goal of this project was to determine how and when PWSE should be connecting with these students and what existing barriers prevent them from connecting or engaging at ISU. The results inform PWSE programming and services that help women successfully complete STEM degree programs via the community college pathway