During Phase I at NC A&T, the number of doctoral students grew from 6 in 1999 (with three African Americans) to 21 in 2004 (with 12 African Americans).

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U.S. Dept of Education - National Center for Education Statistics

Bachelor's Degrees Conferred by Racial and Ethnic Group (PDF, 17 KB)

Master's Degrees Conferred by Racial and Ethnic Group (PDF, 17 KB)

Doctoral Degrees Conferred by Racial and Ethnic Group (PDF, 17 KB)

Competing Choices-Men's and Women's Paths after Earning a Bachelor's Degree (PDF, 364 KB)

Entry and Persistence of Women and Minorities in College Science and Engineering Education (PDF, 388 KB)

Participation Rates by Sex and Race (PDF, 79 KB)

Status and Trends in the Education of Blacks (PDF, 789 KB)

Status and Trends in the Education of Hispanics (PDF, 896 KB)

Percentage of Degrees Conferred by Race (DOC, 45 KB)

Professional Degrees Conferred by Racial and Ethnic Group (PDF, 16 KB)

Faculty by Race and Ethnicity (XLS, 26 KB)

Faculty Demographics (DOC, 40 KB

The Condition of Education 2005 (PDF, 205 KB))

Best Practices for STEM education

Calibrated Peer Review™: A Writing and Critical-Thinking Instructional Tool (PDF, 66 KB)
Arlene A. Russell, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Designing the Engineering Classroom for Women (PDF, 80 KB)
Glenn W. Ellis and Baaba B. Andam, Smith College, Northampton, MA

From Nothing to Something (PDF, 42 KB)
Ronald Ulseth, Itasca Community College, Grand Rapids, MN

Introduction to the SCALE-UP (Student-Centered Activities for Large Enrollment Undergraduate Programs) Project (PDF, 125 KB)
Robert J. Beichner, Alumni Distinguished Professor of Physics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, and member, Physics Education Research and Development Group; and Jeffery M. Saul, Assistant Professor of Physics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, and Director, Physics Education Group

Investigative Case-Based Learning: Teaching Scientifically While Connecting Science to Society (PDF, 81 KB)
Margaret A. Waterman, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO; and Ethel D. Stanley, BioQUEST, Beloit College, Beloit, WI

Just-in-Time Teaching: Technology Transforming Learning: A Status Report (PDF, 67 KB)
Evelyn T. Patterson, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO

Peer-Led Team Learning: A Student-Faculty Partnership for Transforming the Learning Environment (PDF, 73 KB)
Pratibha Varma-Nelson, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL; Mark S. Cracolice, The University of Montana, Missoula, MT; and David K. Gosser, City College of the City University of New York, New York, NY

Some Mathematics for Citizens: Gaining Quantitative Literacy Through Public Policy Debate (PDF, 60 KB)
Daniel Kaplan, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

Successful Pedagogies (PDF, 30 KB)
Katherine J. Denniston, Program Officer, EHR/DUE, NSF, Arlington, VA

Project Kaleidoscope
Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) is an informal national alliance working to build strong learning environments for undergraduate students in mathematics, engineering, and the various fields of science, with a focus on what works.

Best Practices specific to minorities in STEM

Identifying Factors Influencing Engineering Student Retention:  A Longitudinal and Cross-Institutional Study using Multiple Logistic Regression Models (PDF, 217 KB)
Guili Zhang, Timothy J. Anderson, Matthew Ohland, Rufus Carter and Brian Thorndyke

Overcoming the Problem Intractable (PDF, 182 KB)
Renee Twombly

Preparing Minority Scientists and Engineers (PDF, 180 KB)
Michael F. Summers and Freeman A. Hrabowski III

Priming the Pump: Strategies for Increasing the Achievement of Underrepresented Minority Undergraduates (PDF, 378 KB)
Patricia Gándara with Julie Maxwell-Jolly
University of California, Davis

JustGarciaHill (JGH) is committed to increasing the number of minorities entering science careers and to celebrating contributions to science by minority scientists. JGH provides a supportive environment that would stimulate underrepresented minorities to pursue and strengthen scientific output in the United States and improve the health and well being of minority populations.

Engineering Student Retention
Reducing Attrition and Improving Graduate Rates of Upperclassman Engineering Students: An Annotated Bibliography: Links to many publications relating to retention among engineering students.

Best Practices for Research and Evaluation in STEM

Assessment and Education Research in Undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education (PDF, 31 KB)
Connie Kubo Della-Piana, Evaluation and Organizational Consultant, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Inc./Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE/ORAU) and Education and Human Resources, Division of Undergraduate Education (EHR/DUE), NSF, Ann Arbor, MI

Concept Inventories: Tools For Uncovering STEM Students’ Misconceptions (PDF, 80 KB)
Jim Richardson, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

Evaluating Outcomes (PDF, 72 KB)
William S. Maki, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

Research as a Guide to Improving Student Learning: An Example from Introductory Physics (PDF, 85 KB)
Paula R. L. Heron, Peter S. Shaffer, and Lillian C. McDermott, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Best Practices for Undergraduate Research

Preparing Students for Research: Challenges and Some Results in Goal-Setting, Curricular Design, Assessment, and Program Coordination (PDF, 62 KB)
David F. Brakke, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

Preparing Undergraduates for Research and the Workforce (PDF, 26 KB)
Katherine J. Denniston, Program Officer, EHR/DUE, NSF, Arlington, VA

Shaping the Future
Volume II: Perspectives on Undergraduate Education in Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology
(PDF, 2 MB)

Advisory Committee to the National Science Foundation Directorate for Education and Human Resources

Undergraduate Research: Approaches to Success (PDF, 48 KB)
John Mateja, Murray State University, Murray, KY; and
Charlotte Otto, University of Michigan–Dearborn, Dearborn, MI

Who’s Washing the Dishes? Undergraduate Research Education (PDF, 73 KB)
Hazel A. Barton, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY