High quality instruction ✔️
Long term investment in students ✔️
Sensitivity to cultural backgrounds ✔️
peer interactions ✔️
Financial support ✔️
A 2012 study identified the above criteria as the most effective elements in K-12 intervention programs to increase #diversity in science.
EoT’s outreach programs are designed with these key elements in mind!
Be sure to watch the full video below (it’s only 2 minutes!) to hear from Changiz Sadr, P.Eng., FEC, CISSP Advisory Board Member. He’s sharing his personal mentorship experience (one of the key ingredients in K-12 intervention programs!).
And thanks to Dr. Eden Hennessey and Laurier’s Women in Science team for their WinSight article referencing the study!
// Reference: Valla, J. M., & Williams, W. (2012). Increasing achievement and higher-education representation of under-represented groups in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields: A review of current K-12 intervention programs. Journal of women and minorities in science and engineering, 18(1), 21–53. doi:10.1615/JWomenMinorScienEng.2012002908