SOSC Brown Bag: Incentivizing STEM Participation
The Division of Social Sciences Presents this semester’s Luncheon Seminar Series.
This Brown Bag lunch features:
Professor Meg Blume-Kohout from the Department of Economics
Title: Incentivizing STEM Participation: Evidence from the SMART Grant Program
Brief Description: The National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent (SMART) Grant program, run by the U.S. Department of Education from 2006 to 2011, aimed to increase the number of college graduates majoring in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, with particular focus on increasing participation of lower-income students. This talk presents evidence on the effectiveness of the SMART grant program, in the context of several other factors--for example, peer effects, faculty role models, and macroeconomic trends--that may influence STEM-interested undergraduates’ persistence and completion of STEM degrees.
Next Lunch will be on April 4th with Professor Ellen Kraly!
Thursday, March 21 at 12:15pm to 1:15pm