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The DREAM STEM Project

DREAM STEM Staff and Students
DREAM STEM Staff and Students

DREAM STEM—“Driving Research, Entrepreneurship, and Academics through Mastering STEM” is a project funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation and takes an innovative approach to attracting, retaining, and training underrepresented minority students in science degree programs at North Carolina Central University. The entrepreneurship in science education component stimulates entrepreneurial thinking in science students by exercising their creative design abilities, helping them to actualize their intellectual and knowledge potential, and demonstrating how to realize and capitalize on opportunities. The DREAM STEM Project accentuates students’ science identity through earned academic scholarships, honors, and awards; participation in undergraduate research experiences; and exposure and recognition in attending and presenting their work at national professional meetings. Students are actively engaged in their learning of science and mathematics subject matter by committed STEM faculty who are supported to implement and assess new and promising pedagogical strategies. Persistence and graduation rates for DREAM STEM scholars are significantly higher compared to the general population of STEM matriculates.

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