Chemistry Bottleneck

Chemistry Bottleneck

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

Black Opera, Wikipedia, Chemistry Bottleneck

Episode: Black Opera, Wikipedia, Chemistry Bottleneck

  • Feb 12, 2021 9:00 pm
  • 12:58 mins

At the start of college, American students from all different backgrounds express equal interest in majoring in a STEM field–like biology or engineering, or pre-med. But by the end of college, women, first-generation college students, low-income college students, and certain racial minority groups are much less likely to have stuck with the STEM major. What happens along the way to derail them? University of Washington biology lecturer Scott Freeman’s research offers an answer. (Originally aired Jun 30, 2020).