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A primary strand of Dr. Syed's research is to apply basic psychological theory and research on identity development to understand students' educational experiences and career orientation. He has a long-standing program of research examining how identity issues play a central role in the experiences of racial/ethnic minority college students majoring in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. This work seeks to link educational experiences within STEM majors (e.g., authentic research experience, mentoring) with psychological processes (i.e., identity, self-efficacy) to better understand participation and retention in STEM. This is a video of the presentation, "Identity Development in College: Core Concepts and Contextual Considerations for Understanding the Experiences of Ethnically-Diverse Students" given at the 2022 Undergraduate Projects & Research Conference at Salt Lake Community College. The presenter: Moin Syed. The video can be accessed via YouTube here: https://youtu.be/X6TuKmxG2P8
Undergraduate Projects and Research (UPR) is a learning activity that enriches a student's academic experience and assists students in exploring career directions. UPR, along with a solid academic foundation, empowers students with critical thinking skills, a rational approach to problems and soft skills. Do you wonder how things work but are unsure how to find the answer? Everyone starts here. Science, mathematics, and engineering are complex activities in which people explore and learn about our planet, gadgets, mechanisms, organisms, and other observable phenomena. At a very early age, you started the process of understanding the world through observations and experiments. By participating in UPR and majoring in a STEM discipline, you will have the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the world through discoveries that others and you have made, how to transform an idea into a research project, and how to do groundwork like literature review, technical writing and collaborate with peers and faculty. You also have the exciting opportunity to discover new knowledge and processes that will benefit others. To tackle some of these questions, we will consider both philosophical ideas as well as the mechanics of science. Our main goal at the STEM Department is to promote, simplify, and assist in the process of beginning and completing projects and research, provide basic mentorship to students wanting to engage in projects and research, and help connect students to other STEM faculty currently coordinating SLCC projects and research. Contact the STEM center or any Geoscience Department Faculty for more information.