Cornell University

Cornell Higher Education Research Institute

273 Ives Faculty Building, 607-255-4424

Analyzing the Factors That Influence Persistence Rates in STEM Field Majors

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
March 25 - 26, 2010

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Sloan Conference Agenda pdf Ronald Ehrenberg
Thursday, March 25
Attrition in STEM Fields at a Liberal Arts College:  The Importance of Grades and Pre-Collegiate Preferences
Kevin Rask, Wake Forest University
"The Effect of Instructor Race and Gender on Student Persistence in STEM Fields"

Joshua Price, Cornell University
"Persistence of women and minorities in STEM field majors: Is it the school that matters?"

Amanda Griffith, Wake Forest University
Friday, March 26
"Differences in Persistence Patterns Between Life and Physical Science Majors: The Role of Grades, Peers, and Preparation"

Ben Ost, Cornell University
"Who Succeeds in Engineering and Other Stem Studies:  An Analysis of Binghamton University Undergraduate Students"

Edward Kokkelenberg and Esha Sinha