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Preliminary Research Findings Show Gender, Not Race, a Factor in College Students Dropping Out of Engineering Fields

Methods developed could help keep vulnerable populations in the engineering pipeline, retain students

June 29, 2016

According to recent studies, in colleges and universities up to 60 percent of students drop out or transfer from science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, and more than 50 percent of students pursuing STEM in community colleges never graduate. Researchers from the University of Missouri and partner institutions are exploring how ethnic and gender variables affect retention rates, goal setting and satisfaction among engineering students. Preliminary findings in the middle of this five-year study found no differences in retention between Latino and white engineering students, but did show differences between men and women. Their study could help shape methods needed to retain students in engineering fields.  Full Story
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MU Receives Gift from State Farm Insurance to Support Various Programs

June 28, 2016

Officials from the University of Missouri today recognized State Farm Insurance Company for their recent donation of $128,600 to MU. This latest gift brings State Farm’s giving to Mizzou academic programs for the Mizzou: Our Time to Lead campaign to $520,600. State Farm’s total giving to MU is now more than $1.8 million.  Full Story
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