It Might be Better Than Rocket Science: Firing up First-Year Undergrads for Research

Saturday, November 8, 2014
Plaza B, C, E, and F (Sheraton)
Rita Barnes , Tennessee Technological University
Miranda McConnell , Tennessee Technological University
Gabriella Marlow , Tennessee Technological University
In this Idea Exchange, we will share a variety of strategies for getting students ready for academic research mentorships with faculty, especially those first-year students lacking academic cultural capital—such as first-generation college attendees, students from underfunded high schools, and those from academic majors without active faculty research mentors for undergraduates.