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STEM undergraduates mentoring high school girls: the Role of social media in GO-GIRL Program
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, , Wayne State University, United States ; , Eastern Michigan University, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Las Vegas, NV, USA ISBN 978-1-939797-05-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

This session reports a project using social media for STEM undergraduates to mentor high school girls. The Gaining Options:Girls Investigate Real Life (GO-GIRL) is a long-standing out-of-school program to increase the number of female entering college with both the capacity and the intent to pursue health-related STEM careers through mentoring from female undergraduate STEM students.This NIH-supported program focuses on engagement, continuity, and learning capacity, a trilogy that has been identified as necessary for success in STEM disciplines.In the GO-GIRL program, high school girls are assigned to female undergraduate mentors in STEM majors.Girls interact with their mentors in multiple 3-day academies and further build a professional relationship through selected social media and face-to face events throughout high school years.This session reports the GO-GIRL model, addresses the role of social media in sustaining and strengthening professional relationships among female students.

Citation

Roberts, S., Zhang, K. & Pokay, P. (2013). STEM undergraduates mentoring high school girls: the Role of social media in GO-GIRL Program. In T. Bastiaens & G. Marks (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2013--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (p. 953). Las Vegas, NV, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 13, 2019 from .

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