African American Students’ Sociocultural Experiences, Racial Stereotypes, Identity, and Performance in Math and Science

Supervising Faculty:
Dr. Ming-Te Wang

Contact:
Dr. Ming-Te Wang or Jackie Schall Linn
mtwang@pitt.edu
jackieschall@pitt.edu


Area of Research:  Project title – African American Students’ Sociocultural Experiences, Racial Stereotypes, Identity, and Performance in Math and Science

Description of Research:
We are looking for undergraduate students who are interested in gaining research experience working on a mixed method research project examining the relationship between racial stereotypes, ethnic and racial identity, academic achievement, and interest, identity, performance in math and science. Training will be provided for all phases of the project. It is a great opportunity to learn how to conduct all aspects of a research project, from development, to data collection, to data management and analysis.

Duties of Students:
Undergraduate research assistants will assist in all phases of the research project: data collection, survey data management and database building, analysis, and presentation. Students should be available at least 2 days per week. Total number of hours of participation per week will be 10-12 hours for 3 credits.

Requirements:

  • Students should meet Departmental criteria for eligibility for directed research
  • A 2 semester commitment is required
  • Outstanding academic writing skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Enjoy working and interacting with elementary, middle, and/or high school kids
  • Students in STEM or Psychology majors are particularly encouraged to apply

Students should contact Dr. Ming-Te Wang and provide him with a CV/Resume, a short writing sample, and letter of interest.  

Terms offered: Fall and spring

Number of Students:  Varies by semester

http://wangresearch.pitt.edu/index.php
http://www.psychology.pitt.edu/person/ming-te-wang-0