- MC - Miscellaneous
University of Wisconsin-Platteville , Tammy J. Salmon-Stephens
Highlight: Assisting underrepresented students achieve success in STEM fields does not necessarily mean creating new programs. Capacity building is an effective way to create synergy among existing programs and services.
- CI - Course and Curriculum Improvement
Concordia College , Heidi Manning
Highlight: Student learning increased with more active pedagogy in introductory physics classes.
Middle Tennessee State University , Tom Cheatham
Highlight: STEM majors with poor math preparation can be successful with interventions
- TF - Two-Year/Four-Year Partnerships
A STEP up for the life sciences: Strengthening a research university/minority-serving college partnership
University of Florida , Eric W. Triplett
Highlight: Retention and graduation rates are slightly higher with a STEM distance program compared to the on-campus experience.
- UR - Early Undergraduate Research & Internships
Georgia Southern University , Christine Whitlock
Highlight: All ASPIRES strategies together helped increase retention and decrease DFW rates.
Kapiolani Community College , Louise Pagotto
Highlight: Undergraduate Research Experience (URE) has been a significant “best-practice” for student engagement, retention, transfer and degree completion.
- LC - Learning Communities and Cohort-Building
Daytona State College , LaKisha Holmes