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Building Better Bridges into STEM: A Synthesis of 25 Years of Literature on STEM Summer Bridge Programs


Abstract Summer bridge programs are designed to help transition students into the college learning environment. Increasingly, bridge programs are being developed in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines because of the rigorous content and lower student persistence in college STEM compared with other disciplines. However, to our knowledge, a comprehensive review of STEM summer bridge programs does not exist. To provide a resource for bridge program developers, we conducted a systematic review of the literature on STEM summer bridge programs. We identified 46 published reports on 30 unique STEM bridge programs that have been published over the past 25 years. In this review, we report the goals of each bridge program and ... (more)
Created Date 2017-12-01
Contributor Ashley, Michael (ASU author) / Cooper, Katelyn (ASU author) / Cala, Jacqueline (ASU author) / Brownell, Sara (ASU author) / College of Liberal Arts and Sciences / School of Life Sciences
Series CBE-LIFE SCIENCES EDUCATION
Type Text
Extent 18 pages
Language English
Identifier DOI: 10.1187/cbe.17-05-0085 / ISSN: 1931-7913
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Citation Ashley, M., Cooper, K. M., Cala, J. M., & Brownell, S. E. (2017). Building Better Bridges into STEM: A Synthesis of 25 Years of Literature on STEM Summer Bridge Programs. Cell Biology Education, 16(4). doi:10.1187/cbe.17-05-0085
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