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<br /> Latinx Students in STEM Policy & Practice Brief<br /> Realizing the PROMISE© of Success for<br /> Latinx STEM Students<br /> NSF Award No. 1759134<br /> Nora R. Garza, Ph.D. Principal Investigator, Laredo Community College<br /> Agnes Flores, Ed.D. Co-Principal Investigator, Texas A&M University Kingsville<br /> Selina V. Mireles, Ph.D. Co-Principal Investigator, The University of Texas Permian Basin<br /> Rohitha Goonatilake, Ph.D. Co-Principal Investigator, Texas A&M International University<br /> Background: The National Science Foundation Dear Colleague Letter NSF 17—092 invited all eligible<br /> institutions of higher education to propose conferences to identify the most critical challenges and<br /> opportunities regarding undergraduate STEM education at HSIs and potential actionable solutions that<br /> could be included in the solicitations for the newly initiated HSI Program. This new program holds promise<br /> for continued improvements and enhancements <a title="PROMISEbooklet page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4c833027?page=1"> Latinx Students in STEM Policy & Practice Brief </a> <a title="PROMISEbooklet page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4c833027?page=2"> NSF Award No. 1759134 Nora R. Garza, Ph.D. Princi</a> <a title="PROMISEbooklet page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4c833027?page=3"> Authors: Laura Rendón, Amaury Nora, Juliet Ray an</a> <a title="PROMISEbooklet page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4c833027?page=4"> EXECUTIVE SUMMARY It is well documented that Lat</a> <a title="PROMISEbooklet page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4c833027?page=5"> Introduction & Purpose Given the long-standing u</a> <a title="PROMISEbooklet page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4c833027?page=6"> Table 1: Associate Degree Attainment in 2014 Race</a> <a title="PROMISEbooklet page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4c833027?page=7"> Table 4. Latinx Bachelor’s Degree Attainment in S</a> <a title="PROMISEbooklet page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4c833027?page=8"> Table 5. Focus Group Participant Demographics Bac</a> <a title="PROMISEbooklet page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4c833027?page=9"> Table 6: Survey Participant Demographics Backgrou</a> <a title="PROMISEbooklet page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4c833027?page=10"> Survey Research Findings There were no statistic</a> <a title="PROMISEbooklet page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4c833027?page=11"> Poor Sense of Belonging In a recent report publi</a> <a title="PROMISEbooklet page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4c833027?page=12"> Perceived Opportunities Participants noted the f</a> <a title="PROMISEbooklet page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4c833027?page=13"> public interest in making the student aid system </a> <a title="PROMISEbooklet page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4c833027?page=14"> Time Management Today’s student is likely to man</a> <a title="PROMISEbooklet page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4c833027?page=15"> Participants further indicated that teachers did </a> <a title="PROMISEbooklet page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4c833027?page=16"> Who or What is Making a Difference? Focus group </a> <a title="PROMISEbooklet page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4c833027?page=17"> We had 20 alumni come and we kept it at 40 studen</a> <a title="PROMISEbooklet page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4c833027?page=18"> them.” Family Values “I think strong family val</a> <a title="PROMISEbooklet page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4c833027?page=19"> communication, project management, teamwork, prob</a> <a title="PROMISEbooklet page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4c833027?page=20"> problems and bringing out the creativity and vali</a> <a title="PROMISEbooklet page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4c833027?page=21"> Tolerance for Failure Confidence was also import</a> <a title="PROMISEbooklet page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4c833027?page=22"> Study Abroad International research projects and </a> <a title="PROMISEbooklet page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4c833027?page=23"> (2015) notes that implicit biases can cause peopl</a> <a title="PROMISEbooklet page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4c833027?page=24"> Conclusions Study participants provided critical</a> <a title="PROMISEbooklet page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4c833027?page=25"> 5. STEM faculty development in both K-12 and hig</a> <a title="PROMISEbooklet page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4c833027?page=26"> Recommendations The following recommendations ar</a> <a title="PROMISEbooklet page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4c833027?page=27"> References Arbona, C., & Nora, A. (2007). Predic</a> <a title="PROMISEbooklet page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4c833027?page=28"> Carnevale, A.P., Smith, N., & Melton, M. (2011). </a> <a title="PROMISEbooklet page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4c833027?page=29"> analysis of students attending </a> <a title="PROMISEbooklet page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4c833027?page=30"> Hurtado, S., & Carter, D.F. (1997). Effects of co</a> <a title="PROMISEbooklet page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4c833027?page=31"> Maestas, R., Vaquera, G.S., & Zehr, L.M. (2007). </a> <a title="PROMISEbooklet page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4c833027?page=32"> M. Venegas, & M. L. de la Rosa </a> <a title="PROMISEbooklet page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4c833027?page=33"> Rendón, L.I. (2018). Cientificos Latinx: The unto</a> <a title="PROMISEbooklet page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4c833027?page=34"> Sue, D. W.. (2010). Microaggressions in everyday </a> <a title="PROMISEbooklet page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4c833027?page=35"> Yaeger, A.J., Dunstan, S.B., & Dixon, K.G. (2015)</a> <a title="PROMISEbooklet page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4c833027?page=36"> Appendix A. Mean Scores and Reliabilities for Var</a>