Posted: Monday, January 27, 2014
Emerging Scholar Speaker Series: A Year of the Teacher Event
Andrea Nikischer, assistant professor of adult education, will share her research on Friday, February 7, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in E. H. Butler Library 210 as part of the Emerging Scholar Speaker Series.
Nikischer will discuss her research investigating science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) high school "opportunity structures," specifically related to STEM fields and career and college choices for top-performing math and science students. The research examines differences in these structures as they play out in two representative high schools that vary by social class (one high-poverty urban and one affluent suburban). Nikischer will explore the themes that emerged from her research as well as recommendations for changes in policy and practice.