2017 ASTC Annual Conference (October 21-24)

"Now I'm More Excited": Pursuing STEM Pathways after a Science Festival (Poster Presentation)

Sunday, October 22, 2017: 10:15 AM-11:30 AM
Convention Center
Session Leader:
Suzanne Perin, Perin Consulting
Presenters:
Suzanne Perin, Perin Consulting and Lisa Busch, Sitka Sound Science Center

The Sitka Sound Science Center initiated a program bringing lower-division rural and Native undergraduates to a science festival. We share practical lessons for bridging community college and informal education settings, making “becoming a scientist” seem attainable in just a weekend, and tips for cultivating peer-mentoring programs in informal settings.