S-STEM programs are working to ensure the success of their students and the programs’ understanding of their students’ sense of belonging can be a key factor. We at the S-STEM REC created a report on how sense of belonging is being utilized in S-STEM programs and what other programs can do to benefit from those actions and the published literature. We invite you to read the first S-STEM REC Deep Dive Report, “STEM Students & Their Sense of Belonging: S-STEM Programs’ Practices & Empirically Based Recommendations.”
The purpose of the S-STEM REC’s Programmatic Deep Dive series is to build the capacity of S-STEM awardees by identifying unmet knowledge needs or barriers to success and by creating resources to help address those needs or remove those barriers. In its inaugural year, the S-STEM REC focused on students’ science identity. Specifically, this programmatic deep dive explores how experiencing a “sense of belonging” plays a role in S-STEM scholars’ success.