Engaging Diverse Communities in a Community Science Fair Science Strikes Back

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Robert Hougham
Brad Bessler
Joey Zocher
Walter Sams


Prioritizing alternative ways to encourage student interest in STEM is necessary to increase the number of students that choose a career in STEM. The traditional classroom setting that includes direct instruction may inspire some students, but when there is a significant discrepancy of students from historically marginalized populations in STEM careers, determining what can be done differently and how it can be done differently, may be the questions that result in more representation from minoritized communities.


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