Highlighting Broad Impacts Retains Native American and Latino Science Undergraduates

Sunday, 15 February 2015: 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Room 210G (San Jose Convention Center)
Dustin B. Thoman,California State University, Long Beach, CA
To broaden participation and diversify the biomedical research workforce, we must capitalize on the cultural strengths of underrepresented minority students (URMs). Data from a prospective longitudinal study of undergraduates working in biomedical faculty laboratories suggests that while intrinsic motives for scientific discovery are important for all students, for URMs seeing how research can potentially impact society and one’s community additionally boosts their research career motivation.