ROOTS of STEM Success is a multi-method project investigating the institutional factors that influence women’s and underrepresented minorities’ decision to pursue STEM majors. Quantitative methods include analyses of a unique longitudinal dataset, the ROOTS of STEM dataset, following one cohort of North Carolina public school students from middle school to high school and into post-secondary education in the community college and public university systems in NC. The second phase uses interviews with current UNC-system college seniors and community college students to understand their experiences with math and science in middle and high school and in college. Analyses of both quantitative and qualitative data are ongoing. For a brief overview of results, see the executive summary.  For more details on the data collection, see the data description. See the manuscripts for links to published work using the Roots of STEM data.

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