Monthly Archives: April 2017

Women’s interest development and motivations to persist as college students in STEM

by Argonne National Laboratory

If women continue to be underrepresented in STEM, gaining deeper understanding of what makes some of them motivated in science is an important step in addressing this. A mixed methods study published in International Journal of STEM Education investigates what experiences women credited for influencing their career interest goals and their motivation to succeed: read their own words, the enthusiasm is infectious.