Title

Interdisciplinary Research in a Dense Summer Bridge: The Role of a Writing Intensive Chemistry Seminar

Publication Date

2016

Document Type

Article

Abstract

We describe the structure of a writing-intensive, chemistry first year seminar designed to support a three week, research focused summer bridge program. Writing assignments in the seminar helped students understand their research activities, learn to conduct themselves as scientists, and reflect upon their lab work. The writing intensive seminar helped to maintain order and cohesion across multiple research groups. The participants in the program have experienced higher rates of retention and graduation in STEM fields as well as higher rates of participation in high impact practices than their peers.

Original Citation

Waratuke, S. & Kling, T. (2016). Interdisciplinary Research in a Dense Summer Bridge: The Role of a Writing Intensive Chemistry Seminar. Journal of Chemical Education, 93(8), 1391-1396. doi: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.5b01019

Identifier

doi: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.5b01019