Although it may seem logical for two students with similar high school backgrounds and interests in STEM to have similar probabilities of obtaining a Bachelor's degree in the field, this is unfortunately not the case. 

A startling new study shows that the probability of passing introductory STEM courses and successfully getting a STEM degree varies dramatically with a student's gender, ethnicity, and socio-economic status - even when their high school preparation is equal. 

Our webinar is tailored for STEM educators and administrators who are looking for practical strategies that can be put in place for the 2023-2024 year to overcome this disparity and raise pass rates. We hope you find this recording helpful.  

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Labster’s webinar showcased:

  • Q&A with Dr. Nate Brown: Dr. Brown answered your questions on how institutions can teach introductory STEM courses where minoritized students are successful - without lowering academic standards. 
  • Peer Roundtable: Your peers got candid about what contributes to low STEM retention, what they are currently doing to meet students where they are, and how they plan to increase STEM pass rates, especially among non-STEM majors. 
  • Product Updates: Watch to get a sneak peek into a free, platform-wide Labster update that will enhance the learner experience and get early access to our product update announcements.

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Featured Presenters

Dr. Nate Brown
Professor of Mathematics, Penn State University

Dr. Brown is Professor of Mathematics at Penn State University (PSU), after holding research positions at Institut Henri Poincaré, University of California at Berkeley, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Michigan State University, and University of Tokyo. His research has received continuous support from the National Science Foundation since 1999. His teaching has been recognized by PSU’s highest honor, the Eisenhower Teaching Award. He coordinates the math component of the Millennium Scholars Program, PSU’s premier undergraduate program aiming to diversify STEM fields. His advocacy for equity and inclusion have been recognized by a Robinson Equal Opportunity Award and TEDx talk on “The Math People Myth.” An Affiliate at the Institute for Quantitative Study of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (QSIDE) and Research Associate in PSU’s Center for the Study of Higher Education, his research now focuses on (in)equity in STEM education. 

Dr. Adam Hrincevich
Instructor, Logan University

Dr. Adam Hrincevich’s teaching philosophy has evolved over his 25+ years of helping students learn biological concepts. Adam has taught in the formal classroom setting with very large class sizes (~750 per semester), one-on-one in a tutorial setting, and in an online learning environment as part of a virtual classroom. While every person has the ability to present material to students, only those who have a true passion for teaching can effectively convey new concepts and theories. In a profession that has the potential to affect so many individuals, Dr. Hrincevich has taken his passion for the educational process and passed it on to students in hope of stimulating a lifetime of learning.

Gini Lea Ennis
High School Science Teacher and Department Chair, Savannah-Chatham County Public School System

Gini Lea Ennis earned a BS in Marine Biology with a minor in Chemistry, as well as gained broad field science (6-12) and gifted certification with an online teaching endorsement. Gini has been a high school science teacher for 23 years and is currently Science Department Chair at the Savannah Chatham E-Learning Academy.


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