The “Interdisciplinary Coaching As a Nexus for Transforming how Institutions Support Undergraduates in STEM (iCAN)” is an exploratory project that will occur over two years. iCAN relies on coaching and mobile technologies (e.g., tablets & smartphones) to help undergraduates with disabilities achieve success in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The project team is systematically investigating how a successful model for enhancing undergraduate STEM learning and persistence at Landmark, a small rural college in Vermont, can be migrated to the University of Central Florida. The project benefits both the graduate students who are pursuing a Master’s degree in Exceptional Education and undergraduate STEM majors. It provides practicing teachers with insights regarding how to better prepare students to be college and career ready. If this program proves effective as expected, it will enhance STEM learning, persistence, and entry into the STEM workforce for all undergraduate students. If you are an undergraduate STEM major with a disability who would like to participate in the study please contact Dr. Marino. Email: Matthew.Marino@ucf.edu.
The investigators would like to thank the National Science Foundation for the support of this project.
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