S-STEM Grant Co-PI & Scholar Present at Symposium in Washington D.C.
Dr. Carol Wade, co-PI of the NSF S-STEM grant, and S-STEM scholar Latiq Pratt, presented a poster and workshop on building sociocultural community among S-STEM scholars and Faculty Mentors at the NSF S-STEM Symposium.
Dr. Rebecca Smith, PI, along with faculty mentors from Mathematics, Computing Sciences, Physics, and Mathematics Education meet four times a semester with S-STEM scholars. The sessions focus on building community between the scholars and their mentors by solving complex problems in which STEM plays a large role in solving. The plausible solutions must also consider the impact on humans, meaning the problems cannot be solved by mathematics and science alone. S-STEM Scholars are not required to complete any additional work outside of these four meetings.
Dr. Wade and Latiq, a senior Scholar who is double majoring in mathematics and computer science, presented results from first two years of the NSF S-STEM grant. Results reveal that S-STEM scholars have developed community over time, which is important as many scholars in the current of cohort of S-STEM Scholars have transferred into SUNY Brockport. Results also reveal that building confidence in problem solving, while building community, supports Scholars educational goals.