Supporting Underrepresented Students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Majors – Nov. 16

Anyone who is interested in teaching and learning among diverse populations is encouraged to attend a workshop entitled A Hope in the Unseen: Supporting Underrepresented Students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Majors. The event takes place Friday, November 16, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in 1510 Microbial Sciences.At the event, the UW-Madison Sloan Research Team will share findings about the issues minority students face in fields that have traditionally been very difficult to succeed in, so that those working with these students will approach them with sensitivity and understanding without compromising the standards of the major. Intervention strategies will be discussed, with the idea that STEM majors will have more favorable results in the recruitment and retention of minority students. Also on the program:

  • Overview of the book, “A Hope in the Unseen,” as it relates to the topic
  • Presentation of findings of research done by Sloan Research Team, including comments from students who participated in the research
  • Discussion of best practices in advising and reaching out to Asian, Latino, African-American, Native American students, and practical applications and intervention strategies for teachers and advisors

This presentation is offered in partnership with the CALS Teaching and Learning Committee. We encourage at least one person from each department to attend, but hope as many faculty and staff can attend as possible.

Questions to Tom Browne at (608)262-3288 or