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Jan. 21, 2021

Looking for the long-term secret to STEM success

Researcher Lisa Linnenbrink-Garcia started following a group of college students to learn if they would remain interested in science careers, and what types of experiences shape their attitudes.

That was 10 years ago. Now the Michigan State University professor’s longitudinal study will go even longer — up to 7 years after students’ graduation — thanks to a new, nearly $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Data from the ongoing sample of approximately 4,000 people across two universities is expected to provide key insights on not only what students who started taking science courses end up doing after college, but why.

Read the full story on the College of Education website.

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