This presentation was on a radio station for a Blog Talk Radio online format. Dr. Linda J Gutsch and Dr. Patricia A. Champion presented a 30 minute discussion on their research related to networking and mentoring for women in the work place. The Blog Talk Radio Show was moderated by Dr. Cheryl Lentz.
This presentation was done online with the moderator facilitating the discussions.
The agreement is between the School of Advanced Studies, University of Phoenix and the Carolina Biological Supply Company.
Cultural barriers often exist when recruiting interested women and underrepresented students for STEM programs. Family values, traditions, cultural, and expectations for females and underrepresented students are differing factors that STEM leaders may overlook during recruitment and retention processes.
The AdvancEd STEM Certification process and Student Growth Model have been developed and implemented less than two years ago in Georgia to address the lack of focus and accountability on STEM education in Georgia. The research problem for this study is that with these recent reform efforts, little is known about how the AdvancED STEM certification process influences School Growth Scores.