American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

The Impact of the Science, Engineering, and Technology Gateway of Ohio (SETGO) Program Mentoring on Student Attitude Changes and Retention
Tracy L. Huziak-Clark, Moira van Staaden, Anne Bullerjahn

The SETGO (Science, Engineering, and Technology Gateway of Ohio) program includes a three-tier approach to increasing the total number of students entering and matriculating through Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) degree programs. Findings of this research suggest that there are multiple pathways that can lead to increased motivation, retention and engagement in STEM. However, one-on-one or small group mentoring has shown to have a greater impact than any other method. Mentoring by faculty, graduate students, and peers all impact attitudes towards STEM degrees and persistence toward graduation.

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