Document Type

Other

Publication Date

Spring 2016

Class

Latham 3001

Instructor

Lori Adams

Abstract

Studies have shown that fear of failure is one of the main factors that keeps students from pursuing a STEM field after they graduate from high school. My goal for this project was to impact high school students by humanizing the research process and normalizing failure.

I interviewed science professionals here at the University of Iowa and shared their stories in the form of a narrative series. I then reached out to high school students by hosting an online science writing contest where students constructed essays about the barriers to success that a particular scientist has faced (either by researching a historical scientist, or by engaging with a STEM professional  within their community).

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Copyright © 2016 Brittany Todd

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Goddard_essay_normalizing_failure.docx (162 kB)

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