Researchers investigate students’ belonging insecurity in a STEM course

By | September 21, 2021
As a first-year college student in an introductory chemistry class sits down for their midterm, which might be their first stepping stone toward a career in academia, research or medicine, a thought may swirl through their head alongside valence numbers, molar masses and oxidation states-;an anxiety that forms itself into a supposition: “Maybe people like me don’t belong in this class.”