EnvironMentors : a mixed methods study of underrepresented youth pursuing environmentally focused STEM career paths
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This thesis presents two manuscripts and addresses ways in which the EnvironMentors national organization can improve in its mission to increase the numbers of underrepresented youth entering environmentally-focused science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. This mixed methods study focused on specific aspects of the program including finding predictors to aid in recruiting efforts and discovering key aspects of participant's experiences that can assist in reaching the desired outcome of increasing the success of EnvironMentors' programming. Both manuscripts were guided by ...