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Hands-On Science in the Classroom Boosts STEM Retention Almost 25 Percent

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AUSTIN, Texas, June 7, 2016 — A recent study found that a student’s chances of completing a science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) degree significantly increases when he or she participates in course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs), which engage students in hands-on research at a large scale. Research educator Tim Riedel works with a student in the University of Texas at Austin's Freshman Research Initiative on developing a diagnostic tool for malaria, Zika virus and more. Courtesy of the University of Texas at Austin. Researchers from the Texas Institute for Discovery Education in...Read full article

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