Researchers in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering at Iowa State University are studying factors affecting the engagement of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) faculty and the contributions of their work. The study, “EAGER: Understanding and Strengthening STEM Faculty Engagement, the Institutional Environment and Transformative Research,” proposes to better understand what drives faculty to flourish and persist in STEM careers.
“The focus of this project distinguishes it from others,” said Diane Rover, professor of electrical and computer engineering. “We are specifically looking at institutional support and faculty work related to the broader impacts of their research and trying to assess how these are related to faculty careers and retention.”
This story was originally published by Iowa State LAS.