University of Colorado at Boulder

Selected Publications

Ethnography & Evaluation Research (E&ER) has a history of disseminating research findings in publications geared toward varied audiences: STEM faculty, program developers and other practitioners, and social science researchers. Our publications address significant topics in science education, such as undergraduate research (UR) and learning in experiential contexts, the underrepresentation of women and minorities in STEM, the professional development of faculty and education-engaged scientists, and undergraduate attrition and retention in STEM fields.

This list is updated annually. For the latest information about our work, please investigate specific research areas of interest.

2013
Archie, T., & Laursen, S. (2013, July). Evaluation Report: 2013 Career Development Workshop from the Earth Science Women’s Network “Building Leadership and Management Skills for Success,” June 10-11, 2013, Providence, RI. [Report to ESWN] Ethnography & Evaluation Research, University of Colorado Boulder. Download report

Archie, T., & Laursen, S. (2013). Summative Report on the Earth Science Women’s Network (ESWN) NSF ADVANCE PAID Collaborative Award (2009-2013). [Report to ESWN] Ethnography & Evaluation Research, Boulder, CO. Download report

Avallone, L., Hallar, A.G., Thiry, H. & Edwards, L. (2013). Supporting the retention and advancement of women in the atmospheric sciences: What women are saying. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 94(9), 1313-1316.

Gates, A. Q., Hug, S. & Thiry, H. (2013). Expanding the pipeline: Hispanic momentum in Computing. Computing Research News 25(4), The Computing Research Association. Archived copy

Graham, M. J., Frederick, J., Byars-Winston, A., Hunter, A.-B., & Handelsman, J. (2013). Increasing persistence of college students in STEM. Science 341, 1455-1456.

Hayward, C., & Laursen, S. (2013). Collaborative Research: Supporting Pedagogical Innovation for a Generation of Transformation via Inquiry-Based Learning in Mathematics (SPIGOT). Evaluation Report: Workshop 1 at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, June 24-27, 2013. [Report to SPIGOT] Ethnography & Evaluation Research, University of Colorado Boulder.

Hayward, C., Laursen, S., & Thiry, H. (2013). Survey of Teacher Participants in Professional Development Workshops Conducted by the Biological Sciences Initiative. 2010-2012: Final Report. [Report to the BSI] Ethnography & Evaluation Research, University of Colorado Boulder.

Hayward, C., Thiry, H., & Laursen, S. (2013, February). Evaluation of the Undergraduate Research Programs of the Biological Science Initiative: Advisors’ Perspectives. [Report to the BSI] Ethnography & Evaluation Research, University of Colorado Boulder.

Kogan, M., & Laursen, S. L. (2013). Assessing long-term effects of inquiry-based learning:  A case study from college mathematics. Innovative Higher Education, 39(3). DOI 10.1007/s10755-013-9269-9. Open access

Laursen, S. L. (2013). From innovation to implementation: Multi-institution pedagogical reform in undergraduate mathematics. In D. King, B. Loch, L. Rylands (Eds.), Proceedings of the 9th DELTA conference on the teaching and learning of undergraduate mathematics and statistics, Kiama, New South Wales, Australia, 24-29 November 2013. Sydney: University of Western Sydney, School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, on behalf of the International Delta Steering Committee.

Laursen, S., & Hayward, C. (2013). Can instructors accurately describe their classroom practice?  Assessing the impact of professional development on inquiry-based learning and teaching in undergraduate mathematics. Shining through the Fog, Lighthouse DELTA 2013, the ninth Delta conference on the teaching and learning of undergraduate mathematics and statistics. Kiama, New South Wales, Australia, November 23-29. Abstract

Laursen, S., & Snow, S., with Regan, C. (2013). Approaches to Evaluating Faculty Outreach, Part IV: Demonstration Project—Girls at the Museum Exploring Science, GAMES. [Report to the Office of University Outreach] Boulder, CO: Ethnography & Evaluation Research, University of Colorado Boulder. Download report

Laursen, S. L., Thiry, H., Archie, T., & Crane, R. (2013). Variations on a theme:  Characteristics of out-of-school-time science programs offered by distinct organization types. Afterschool Matters, 17, 36-49. Download a copy

Thiry, H. L., Laursen, S., & Archie, T. (2013). Exploring the out-of-school-time landscape: Characteristics of youth science education programs offered by distinct organization types. Education and Poverty: Theory, Research, Policy, and Praxis, 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA, April 27-May 1. Download a copy

Thiry, H. L., Laursen, S. L., & Loshbaugh, H. G. (2013). Doctoral advisors' perspectives on career advising and professional preparation in the sciences. Education and Poverty: Theory, Research, Policy, and Praxis, 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA, April 27-May 1. Download a copy

Villa, E. Q., Kephart, K., Gates, A. Q., Thiry, H., & Hug, S. (2013). Affinity research groups in practice: Apprenticing students in research. Journal of Engineering Education 102(3), 444-466.  

2012
Archie, T., Kogan, M., & Laursen, S. (2012, July).  Evaluation Report: 2012 Career Development Workshop from the Earth Science Women’s Network “Skills for Networking and Communication,” June 4-6, 2012, Madison, Wisconsin. [Report prepared for ESWN].  Boulder, CO: Ethnography & Evaluation Research, University of Colorado Boulder. Download a copy

Hayward, C., Kogan, M., & Laursen, S. (2012, July).  Collaborative Research: Research, Dissemination, and Faculty Development of Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL) Methods in the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics. Evaluation Report: University of California, Santa Barbara (June 2012). [Report prepared for the NSF].  Boulder, CO: Ethnography & Evaluation Research, University of Colorado Boulder.

Hayward, C., Kogan, M., & Thiry, H. (2012). Student Outcomes from Undergraduate Research: An Evaluation of Biological Science Initiative (BSI) Undergraduate Research Programs, 2012. [Report prepared for the BSI]. Boulder, CO: Ethnography & Evaluation Research, University of Colorado Boulder.

Hunter, A.-B. (2012, July). Final Report of an Ethnographic Pilot Study Exploring the Future E-Learning Needs of Three Key U.S. Industries. [Report to the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation]. Ethnography & Evaluation Research, CARTSS, University of Colorado Boulder.

Hunter, A.-B. (2012, June). Formative and Summative Results of Qualitative Interviews with Participants in the Initial Implementation of the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program at CU-Boulder. [Report to Barbara Russell, Manager, Post Baccalaureate Program, Division of Continuing Education & Professional Studies, CU Boulder]. Ethnography & Evaluation Research, CARTSS, University of Colorado Boulder.

Hunter, A.-B. (2012, December). Final External Program Evaluation for the “Climate, Adaptation, and Mitigation E-Learning (CAMEL): Creating a Learning Community for Solutions to Climate Change” Project. Ethnography & Evaluation Research, CARTSS, University of Colorado Boulder.

Kogan, M., & Laursen, S. (2012). Role of faculty professional development in improving undergraduate mathematics education: The case of IBL workshops. In (Eds.) S. Brown, S. Larsen, K. Marrongelle, and M. Oehrtman, Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, pp. 80-87, Feb. 23-25, Portland, Oregon.

Laursen, S. (2012). Approaches to Evaluating Faculty Outreach, Part III: Demonstration Project—Evaluation of Teacher Professional Development Workshops on Sound and Hearing Health. [Report to the Office of University Outreach] Boulder, CO: Ethnography & Evaluation Research, University of Colorado Boulder.

Laursen, S., & Archie, T. (2012). Approaches to Evaluating the Outcomes of Faculty Outreach, Part I: Needs, Opportunities and Challenges. [Report to the Office of University Outreach] Boulder, CO: Ethnography & Evaluation Research, University of Colorado Boulder.

Laursen, S., & Arreola-Pena, M., with Posnick, P. (2012). Approaches to Evaluating Faculty Outreach, Part II: Demonstration Project—Evaluation of CU Contemporary Dance Works. [Report to the Office of University Outreach] Boulder, CO: Ethnography & Evaluation Research, University of Colorado Boulder.

Laursen, S., & Hassi, M.-L. (2012). Outcomes of inquiry-based learning for pre-service teachers: A multi-site study. In (Eds.) S. Brown, S. Larsen, K. Marrongelle, and M. Oehrtman, Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, Feb. 23-25, Portland, Oregon, pp. 88-94.

Laursen, S., Seymour, E., & Hunter, A.-B. (2012). Learning, teaching and scholarship: Fundamental tensions of undergraduate research. Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning 44(2), 30-37. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00091383.2012.655217

Laursen, S. L., Thiry, H. L., & Loshbaugh, H. G. (2012). Mind the gap: The mismatch between career decision-making needs and opportunities for science Ph.D. students. Presented at 2012 AERA Annual Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, April 13-17, 2012. Download a copy

Laursen, S. L., Thiry, H., & Liston, C. (2012). The impact of a university-based school science outreach program on graduate student participants’ career paths and professional socialization. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement 16(2), 47-78. Abstract & fulltext


Thiry, H. & Hug, S. (2012). CAHSI annual evaluation report, 2011-12: Creating networks to support Hispanic computer scientists. (Report to CAHSI). Boulder, CO: University of Colorado Boulder.

Thiry, H., Hug, S. & Villa, E. (2012). Cultivating care: The Affinity Research Group model for mentoring Hispanic undergraduates. Presented at 2012 AERA Annual Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, April 13-17.

Thiry, H., Laursen, S., & Archie, T. (2012, October). Nuts and Bolts: Organizational and Program Characteristics of Youth Out-of-School-Time Programs Focusing on Science, Engineering, and Technology. [Report to the Noyce Foundation]. Boulder, CO: Ethnography & Evaluation Research, University of Colorado Boulder. Download a copy>

Thiry, H., Weston, T. J., Laursen, S. L., & Hunter, A.-B. (2012). The benefits of multi-year research experiences: Differences in novice and experienced students’ reported gains from undergraduate research. CBE Life Sciences Education 11(Fall), 260-272. Abstract and fulltext
2011

Austin, A., Laursen, S., Hunter, A.-B., Soto, M., & Martinez, D. (2011) Organizational change strategies to support the success of women scholars in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields: Categories, variations, and issues. Presented at Inciting the Social Imagination: Education Research for the Public Good, 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA, April 8-12 .Fulltext>>

Crane, R., Thiry, H., & Laursen, S. (2011). Broadening the view: First steps toward mapping the national landscape of out-of-school-time science education. Presented at Inciting the Social Imagination: Education Research for the Public Good, 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA, April 8-12. Fulltext>>

De Welde, K., & Laursen, S. L. (2011). The glass obstacle course: Informal and formal barriers for women Ph.D. students in STEM fields. International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology 3(3), 571-595. Abstract and fulltext>>

Gates, A., Hug, S., Thiry, H., Alo, R., Beheshti, M., Fernandez, J., Rodriguez, N., & Adjouadi, M. (2011). The Computing Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions: Supporting Hispanics at critical transition points. Transactions on Computing Education 11(3), article 16 (21 pages). Abstract>>

Hassi, M.-L., Kogan, M., & Laursen, S. L. (2011). Student outcomes from inquiry-based college mathematics courses: Benefits of IBL for students from under-served groups. In (Eds.) S. Brown, S. Larsen, K. Marrongelle, and M. Oehrtman, Proceedings of the 14th Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, Vol. 3, pp. 73-77, Portland, Oregon.

Hunter, A.-B. (September, 2011). Student outcomes from the Louisiana State University Howard Hughes Medical Institute (LSU-HHMI) Professors Program: Qualitative results of the external evaluation of the LSU-HHMI Professors program, 2010-2011. Ethnography & Evaluation Research, University of Colorado, Boulder.

Kogan, M., & Laursen, S. (2011). Collaborative research: Research, dissemination, and faculty development of inquiry-based learning (IBL) methods in the teaching and learning of mathematics. Evaluation report: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (May 2011). [Report prepared for the National Science Foundation]. Boulder, CO: Ethnography & Evaluation Research, University of Colorado Boulder.

Kogan, M., & Laursen, S. (2011). Collaborative research: Facilitating career advancement for women in the geosciences through the Earth Science Women’s Network (ESWN). Evaluation Report: 2011 Professional Development Workshop [Report prepared for ESWN]. Boulder, CO: Ethnography & Evaluation Research, University of Colorado Boulder. Download a copy>>

Laursen, S. L., & Brickley, A. (2011). Focusing the camera lens on the nature of science: Evidence for the effectiveness of documentary film as a Broader Impacts strategy. Journal of Geoscience Education 59, 126-138; doi:10.5408/1.3604825 Abstract and fulltext>>

Laursen, S., & Brickley, A. (2011). “A scientist has many things to do”: E/O strategies that focus on the processes of science. In J. B. Jensen, J. G. Manning, & M. Gibbs (eds.), Earth and Space Science: Making Connections in Education and Public Outreach, ASP Conference Series vol. 443, 116-124. Abstract and fulltext>>

Laursen, S., Hassi, M.-L., & Hunter, A.-B. (2011). Navigating the straits: Critical instructional decisions in inquiry-based college mathematics classes. In (Eds.) S. Brown, S. Larsen, K. Marrongelle, and M. Oehrtman, Proceedings of the 14th Annual Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, Vol. 3, pp. 101-104, Portland, Oregon.

Laursen, S., Hassi, M.-L., Kogan, M., Hunter, A.-B., & Weston, T. (2011). Evaluation of the IBL Mathematics Project: Student and Instructor Outcomes of Inquiry-Based Learning in College Mathematics. [Report prepared for the Educational Advancement Foundation and the IBL Mathematics Centers]. Boulder, CO: Ethnography & Evaluation Research, University of Colorado Boulder.

Loshbaugh, H. G., Laursen, S. L., & Thiry, H. (2011). Reaction to changing times: Trends and tensions in U.S. chemistry graduate education. Journal of Chemical Education, 88, 708-715. DOI 10.1021/ed1008574. Abstract>>

McKenna, A. F., Froyd, J., King, C. J., Litzinger, T., Seymour, E., & Fortenberry, N. (2011). The complexities of transforming engineering higher education. [Report prepared for the National Academy of Engineering on the Transforming Education: From Innovation to Implementation Conference, February 2011, Purdue University].

Thiry, H. (2011). Long-term outcomes of the Atmospheric Science Collaborations and Enriching NeTworks (ASCENT) workshop: Comparison of results from longitudinal surveys of 2009 and 2010 ASCENT participants. (Report prepared for ASCENT). Boulder, CO: Ethnography & Evaluation Research, University of Colorado Boulder.

Thiry, H. (2011). Developing networks of women scientists: Outcomes from the Atmospheric Science Collaborations and Enriching NeTworks workshop, 2009-2011. Final report, Year 3. (Report prepared for ASCENT). Boulder, CO: Ethnography & Evaluation Research, University of Colorado Boulder. Download a copy>>

Thiry, H. & Hug, S. (2011). CAHSI BPC evaluation narrative: Individual, organizational capacity, and alliance impact measures and outcomes. (Report prepared for the American Association for the Advancement of Science). Boulder, CO: Ethnography & Evaluation Research, ATLAS Institute, University of Colorado Boulder.

Thiry, H., Hug, S. & Weston, T. J. (2011). The Computing Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions: Enhancing the success of Hispanic undergraduates in computing disciplines. Enrollment Management Journal, 5(1, spring), 57-81.

Thiry, H. & Laursen, S. L. (2011). The role of student-advisor interactions in apprenticing undergraduate researchers into a scientific community of practice. Journal of Science Education and Technology 20(6), 771-784. DOI 10.1007/s10956-010-9271-2 Abstract>>

Thiry, H., Laursen, S. L., & Hunter, A.-B. (2011). What experiences help students become scientists? A comparative study of research and other sources of personal and professional gains for STEM undergraduates. Journal of Higher Education 82(4), 357-388. Abstract>>

2010

Hassi, M.-L., Hannula, A., & Saló i Nevado, L. (2010). Basic mathematical skills and empowerment: Challenges and opportunities in Finnish adult education. Adults Learning Mathematics—An International Journal, 4(1), 44-61.

Hassi, M.-L., & Laursen, S. (2010). Benefits of inquiry-based learning for undergraduate college mathematics students. Presented at Understanding Complex Ecologies in a Changing World, 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO, April 30-May 4, 2010.

Hug, S., Thiry, H., Villa, E, & Kephart, K. (2010). Situated learning theory as a framework for apprenticing Hispanics into computer science research in the CAHSI community. Presented at Understanding Complex Ecologies in a Changing World, 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO, April 30-May 4, 2010.

Hug, S., Thiry, H. & Weston, T. (2010). CAHSI annual report: Recruiting, retaining and advancing Hispanics in computing. (Report to CAHSI/SACI). Boulder, CO: University of Colorado at Boulder, ATLAS Institute and Ethnography & Evaluation Research. Download report

Hug, S. & Thiry, H. (2010). Scaling and adapting CAHSI initiatives (SACI): Year 1 evaluation report. (Report to SACI/CAHSI). Boulder, CO: University of Colorado at Boulder, ATLAS Institute, Ethnography & Evaluation Research. Download report

Hunter, A.-B., Weston, T. J., Laursen, S., & Thiry, H. L. (2010). URSSA: An online survey measuring student gains from undergraduate research experiences in the sciences. Presented at Understanding Complex Ecologies in a Changing World, 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO, April 30-May 4, 2010.

Karukstis, K., Gourley, B., Rossi, M., Wright, L., & Hunter, A.-B. (2010). Development of a horizontal peer mentoring network for senior women chemists and physicists at liberal arts colleges, in K. K. Karukstis, B L. Gourley, M. Rossi, L. L. Wright (eds.), Mentoring strategies to facilitate the advancement of women faculty, ACS Symposium Series vol. 1057. Washington, DC: American Chemical Society.

Kogan, M., & Laursen, S. (2010, October). Collaborative research: Research, dissemination, and faculty development of inquiry-based learning (IBL) methods in the teaching and learning of mathematics. Evaluation report: University of Texas, Austin workshop (May 2010). (Report to NSF). Boulder, CO: University of Colorado at Boulder, Ethnography & Evaluation Research.

Laursen, S., Hunter, A.-B., Seymour, E., Thiry, H. & Melton, G. (2010). Undergraduate research in the sciences: Engaging students in real science. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Loshbaugh, H., Thiry, H., & Laursen, S. (2010). Doing chemistry in changing times: Mapping trends and tensions in U.S. chemistry graduate education. Presented at Understanding Complex Ecologies in a Changing World, 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO, April 30-May 4, 2010.

Seymour, E., De Welde, K., & Fry, C. (2010). Determining progress in improving undergraduate STEM education: The reformers’ tale. White paper commissioned for the National Academy of Engineering Forum, Characterizing the Impact and Diffusion of Engineering Education Innovations, New Orleans, February 7-8, 2011. Retrieve fulltext>>

Thiry, H. (2010). Pre-post workshop outcomes for ARG Fundamentals workshop, May 25-27, 2010. (Report to CAHSI). Boulder, CO: University of Colorado at Boulder, Ethnography & Evaluation Research. Download report

Thiry, H. (2010). Long-term outcomes of the ASCENT workshop: Results from a longitudinal survey of 2009 participants. (Report to ASCENT). Boulder, CO: University of Colorado at Boulder, Ethnography & Evaluation Research.

Thiry, H. (2010). Evaluation of the Atmospheric Science Collaborations and Enriching NeTworks (ASCENT) conference, July 14-16, 2010: Annual report, year 2. (Report to ASCENT). Boulder, CO: University of Colorado at Boulder, Ethnography & Evaluation Research.

Thiry, H., & Hug, S. T. (2010). The Computing Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions: Supporting undergraduate computing majors at critical transition points. Presented at Understanding Complex Ecologies in a Changing World, 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO, April 30-May 4, 2010.

Thiry, H. L., Laursen, S., & Hunter, A.-B. (2010). The role of student-advisor interactions in apprenticing undergraduate researchers into a scientific community of practice. Presented at Understanding Complex Ecologies in a Changing World, 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO, April 30-May 4, 2010.

 
2009

Connolly, M . & E. Seymour (2009). Why theories of change matter. Briefing paper to Mobilizing STEM Education for a Sustainable Future, Critical Advisors' Meeting, Atlanta, GA, January 4-6, 2009. Available at http://mobilizingstem.wceruw.org/documents/jan09meet.html

Hassi, M.-L., Hannula, A., Saló i Nevado, L. (2009). Adults’ numeracy in Finland: What do we know about it? Adult Learning, 19(3-4), 42-45.

Hassi, M.-L. (2009). Empowering undergraduate students through mathematical thinking and learning. Safford-Ramus, K. (ed.), A Declaration of Numeracy: Empowering Adults through Mathematics Education, Proceedings of the 15th International Conference of Adults Learning Mathematics (ALM), 53-69. Lancaster, PA: DEStech Publications.

Hassi M.-L., & Laursen, S. (2009). Studying undergraduate mathematics: Exploring students' beliefs, experiences and gains. In S.L. Swars, D.W. Stinson, & S. Lemons-Smith (eds.), Proceedings of the 31st Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA), pp.113-121. Atlanta, GA: Georgia State University.

Hug, S., & Thiry, H. (2009). Computing Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (CAHSI) Year Three Annual Evaluation Report: Recruiting, retaining, and advancing Hispanics in computing. (Report prepared for the National Science Foundation) Boulder, CO, University of Colorado at Boulder: ATLAS Assessment and Research Center.

Hunter, A.-B., Thiry, H., & Crane, R. (2009). Student outcomes from the LA-STEM Research Scholars Summer Bridge program. An evaluation of the LA-STEM Research Scholars program at the Louisiana State University, 2007-2008: Qualitative Results. (Report to LA-STEM) Boulder, CO: University of Colorado, Ethnography & Evaluation Research.

Hunter, A-B., Weston, T. J., Laursen, S. L., & Thiry, H. (2009). URSSA: Evaluating student gains from undergraduate research in science education. Council on Undergraduate Research Quarterly, 29(3), 15-19.

Laursen, S. (2009, March). Summative report on internal evaluation for LEAP, Leadership Education for Advancement and Promotion. (Report to the National Science Foundation) Boulder, CO: University of Colorado at Boulder, Ethnography & Evaluation Research.

Laursen, S. L., & Rocque, B. (2009). Faculty development for institutional change: Lessons from an ADVANCE project. Change (March/April), 18-26.

Laursen, S. L., & Smith, L. K. (2009). Helping scientists become effective partners in education and outreach. Eos, Transactions AGU 90(1, 6 January 2009), 3-4.

Laursen, S. L., & Thiry, H. (2009). What are foundations doing? In Olson, S., rapporteur; Chemical Sciences Roundtable; National Research Council. Strengthening High School Chemistry Education through Teacher Outreach Programs: A Workshop Summary to the Chemical Sciences Roundtable, Ch. 6, pp. 33-35. Washington, DC: National Academies Press. [Open access: http://www.nap.edu/catalog/12533.html ]

Saló i Nevado, L., Hannula, A., & Hassi, M.-L. (2009). The state of art of the adult education system in Finland: Basic mathematics and students’ experiences. The International Journal of Learning, 16(7), 553-564.

Thiry, H. (2009). Evaluation of the Atmospheric Science Collaborations and Enriching NeTworks (ASCENT) conference, June 15-17, 2009. Annual report, Year 1. (Report to ASCENT) Boulder, CO: University of Colorado at Boulder, Ethnography & Evaluation Research.

Thiry, H. (2009). Evaluation of the NIH/HHMI Scholars Program for Diversity in the Biosciences: Students’ intellectual, personal and professional outcomes from participation in research. Boulder, CO: University of Colorado at Boulder, Ethnography & Evaluation Research.

Thiry, H. & Laursen, S. (2009). Student outcomes from undergraduate research: An evaluation of three academic year and summer undergraduate research programs in the life sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder, 2007-2008. (Report to the Biological Science Initiative (BSI) and the NIH/HHMI Scholars Program for Diversity in the Biosciences.) Boulder, CO: University of Colorado at Boulder, Ethnography & Evaluation Research.

Thiry, H., & Laursen, S. (2009). Evaluation of the undergraduate research programs of the Biological Sciences Initiative: Students’ intellectual, personal and professional outcomes from participation in research. (Report to the Biological Sciences Initiative). Boulder, CO: Ethnography & Evaluation Research, Center to Advance Research and Teaching in the Social Sciences, University of Colorado.

Weston, T., & Laursen, S. (2009, August). Survey of teacher participants in professional development workshops conducted by the Biological Sciences Initiative: Final report. (Report to the Biological Sciences Initiative). Boulder, CO: Ethnography & Evaluation Research.

 
2008

Crane, R., & Laursen, S. (2008). Outcomes of Educator Workshops Conducted for the PBO Nucleus Project. (Report to UNAVCO) Boulder, CO: University of Colorado at Boulder, Ethnography & Evaluation Research.

De Welde, K., & Laursen, S. L. (2008). The “Ideal type” advisor: How advisors help STEM graduate students find their ‘scientific feet.’ The Open Education Journal (1), 49-61. Retrieve fulltext>>

Hassi, M.-L. (2008). Empowering undergraduate students through mathematical thinking and learning. In G. Fitzsimons (Ed.), A Declaration of Numeracy: Empowering Adults through Mathematics Education, Proceedings of the ALM-15 Conference, Philadelphia, PA, June 29-July 3, 2008. Download report >>

Hassi, M.-L., & Laursen, S. L. (2008). Faculty Climate Survey: Climate, Collegiality, Leadership, Mentoring, Diversity and Institutional Support According to Research and Teaching Faculty, 2003-2007. (Report to the LEAP Project) Boulder, CO: University of Colorado at Boulder, Ethnography & Evaluation Research. Download report >>

Hunter, A.-B., Laursen, S. L., & Seymour, E. (2008). Benefits of participating in undergraduate research in science: Comparing student and faculty perceptions, Ch. 7 in Creating Effective Undergraduate Research Programs in Science: The Transformation from Student to Scientist, R. Taraban, R. L. Blanton, eds. New York: Teachers College Press, pp. 135-171.

Laursen, S. (2008). Outcomes of LEAP Individual Growth and Department Enhancement Grants, FY 2007. (Report to the LEAP Project) Boulder, CO: University of Colorado at Boulder, Ethnography & Evaluation Research. Download report >>

Laursen, S. (2008). Scientists’ Participation in Education and Outreach for the PBO Nucleus Project. (Report to UNAVCO) Boulder, CO: University of Colorado at Boulder, Ethnography & Evaluation Research. Download report >>

Laursen, S., & Budd, D. (2008). Formative Feedback from the Science Teaching Fellows on the Science Education Initiative at CU Boulder. (Report to the SEI Advisory Board) Boulder, CO: University of Colorado at Boulder, Ethnography & Evaluation Research, and Department of Geological Sciences.

Laursen, S., & Thiry, H. (2008). What Do We Know about What Works? Review of US Foundations’ Programs in Secondary Chemistry Education. (Report to the Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation) Boulder, CO: University of Colorado at Boulder, Ethnography & Evaluation Research. Download report >>

Laursen, S. L., Thiry, H., & Hunter, A.-B. (2008). Professional development for education-engaged scientists: A research-based framework. In Garmany, C. D., Gibbs, M. G., & Moody, J. W. (eds.), EPO and a Changing World: Creating Linkages and Expanding Partnerships, The 119th Annual ASP Meeting. ASP Conference Series, v. 381. San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, pp. 289-297.

Thiry, H., Laursen, S. L., & Hunter, A.-B. (2008). Professional development needs and outcomes for education-engaged scientists: A research-based framework and its application. Journal of Geoscience Education 56(3), 235-246.

Thiry, H. & Hunter, A-B. (2008). Student Outcomes from the LA-STEM Research Scholars program: An evaluation of the LA-STEM Research Scholars Program at Louisiana State University, 2007-2008. (Report to the LA-STEM Research Scholars program). Boulder, CO: University of Colorado at Boulder, Ethnography & Evaluation Research.

Thiry, H. & Hunter, A-B. (2008). Student Outcomes from the LA-STEM Research Scholars Summer Bridge program: An Evaluation of the LA-STEM Research Scholars Program at Louisiana State University, 2007-2008. (Report to the LA-STEM Research Scholars program). Boulder, CO: University of Colorado at Boulder, Ethnography & Evaluation Research.

Thiry, H., Hug, S. & Barker, L. (2008). Computing Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (CAHSI) Year Two Evaluation Report: Recruiting, Retaining, and Advancing Hispanics in Computing. (Report to CAHSI). Boulder, CO: University of Colorado at Boulder, Ethnography & Evaluation Research and the ATLAS Assessment & Research Center. Download report >>

2007

De Welde, K., Laursen, S., & Thiry, H. (2007). SWS Fact Sheet: Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Sociologists for Women in Society. Retrieve fulltext>>. Also published in Network News: The Newsletter for Sociologists for Women in Society, 23(4), 14-19.

Hunter, A.-B. (2007). Report on the Qualitative Analysis of a Sample of Society of Physics Students Intern Journals. (Report to SPS) Boulder, CO: University of Colorado at Boulder, Ethnography & Evaluation Research. Download executive summary>>

Hunter, A.-B., Laursen, S. L., & Seymour, E. (2007). Becoming a scientist: The role of undergraduate research in students' cognitive, personal and professional development. Science Education, 91(1), 36-74.

Hunter, A.-B., & Thiry, H. (2007). External Evaluation Site Visit Report for Louisiana State University’s Office of Strategic Initiatives’ LA-STEM Research Scholars Program, September 23-28. (Report to LA-STEM) Boulder, CO: University of Colorado at Boulder, Ethnography & Evaluation Research.

Laursen, S., Liston, C., Thiry, H., & Graf, J. (2007). What good is a scientist in the classroom? Participant outcomes and program design features for a short-duration science outreach intervention in K-12 classrooms. CBE-Life Sciences Online 6, 49-64. Retrieve fulltext>>

Marschke, R., Laursen, S., Nielsen, J., & Rankin, P. (2007). Demographic inertia revisited: An immodest proposal to achieve equitable gender representation among faculty in higher education. Journal of Higher Education 78(1), 1-26.

Rocque, B., & Laursen, S. (2007, August). Faculty Career Trajectories and the Institutional Factors that Shape Them: Comparative Analysis of Longitudinal Faculty Interview Data (Report to the LEAP Project) Boulder, CO: University of Colorado at Boulder, Ethnography & Evaluation Research. Download report >>

Thiry, H. (2007). Resources for Scientists Partnering with Education (ReSciPE): Quantitative Analysis of Post-Workshop Surveys. (Report to ReSciPE). Boulder, CO: University of Colorado at Boulder, Ethnography & Evaluation Research.

Thiry, H. & Hunter, A-B. (2007). Evaluation of the Resources for Scientists Partnering with Education (ReSciPE) project: Findings from the Interview Study. (Report to ReSciPE). Boulder, CO: University of Colorado at Boulder, Ethnography &Evaluation Research.

Thiry, H., Laursen, S. L., & Liston, C. (2007). (De)Valuing teaching in the academy: Why are underrepresented graduate students overrepresented in teaching and outreach? Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, 13(4), 391-419.

2006

Crane, R. L, Pedersen-Gallegos, L., Laursen, S. L., Seymour, E., & Donohue, R. (2006). Schema disjunction among undergraduate women in computer science, pp. 1087-1091 in Encyclopedia of Gender and Information Technology, ed. E. M. Trauth. Hershey, PA, London: Idea Group Reference.

Donohue, R., Thiry, H. & Coates, C. (2006). Year III Outreach Instructor Report. (Report to CardioHEADS) Boulder, CO: University of Colorado at Boulder, Ethnography & Evaluation Research.

Hunter, A.-B. (2006). Report on the Qualitative Analysis of Five Open-ended Questions from the Carleton College Off-Campus Studies Alumni Survey of the Marine Biology Seminar. (Report to Carleton College) Boulder, CO: University of Colorado at Boulder, Ethnography & Evaluation Research. Download executive summary>>

Hunter, A.-B. (2006). Report on the Qualitative Analysis of Teachers’ Responses to Open-ended Questions on the Northeast Front Range Math/Science Partnership Surveys. (Report to the Northeast Front Range MSP) Boulder, CO: University of Colorado at Boulder, Ethnography & Evaluation Research.

Laursen, S. L. (2006). Getting unstuck: Strategies for escaping the science standards straitjacket. Astronomy Education Review, 5(1), 162-177. Retrieve fulltext>>

Laursen, S., Hunter, A.-B., Seymour, E., DeAntoni, T., DeWelde, K., Thiry. H. (2006). Undergraduate research in science: Not just for scientists any more. In J. J. Mintzes and W. Leonard (eds.), Handbook of College Science Teaching (pp. 55-66). Arlington, VA: NSTA Press.

Laursen, S., & Rocque, B. (2006, September). An Assessment of Faculty Development Needs at the University of Colorado at Boulder. (Report to the LEAP Project) Boulder, CO: University of Colorado, Boulder, Ethnography & Evaluation Research. Download report >>

Thiry, H., Donohue, R. & Coates, C. (2006). Student and Teacher Outcomes from Classroom Implementation of the CardioHEADS Curriculum Units: An Evaluation of the CardioHEADS Program, 2002-2005. (Report to CardioHEADS). Boulder, CO: University of Colorado at Boulder, Ethnography & Evaluation Research.

Thiry, H., Donohue, R. & Coates, C. (2006). Final Year Anonymous Teacher Survey Report. (Report to CardioHEADS) Boulder, CO: University of Colorado at Boulder, Ethnography & Evaluation Research.

2005

Andrews, E., Hanley, D., Hovermill, J., Weaver, A., Melton, G. (2005). Scientists and public outreach: Participation, motivations, and impediments. Journal of Geoscience Education, 53(3), 281-293. Retrieve fulltext>>

Coates, C., Thiry, H., Liston, C. & Laursen, S. (2005). Evaluation of the Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Biological Science at the University of Colorado and Comparative Analysis of Summer and Academic Year Programs, 2002-03 and 2003-04. (Report to the Biological Sciences Initiative) Boulder, CO: University of Colorado at Boulder, Ethnography & Evaluation Research.

Laursen, S., Rocque, B., DeWelde, K., Seymour, E., & Pedersen-Gallegos, L. (2005). Outcomes of Faculty Development Initiatives of LEAP, Leadership Education for Advancement and Promotion, an NSF ADVANCE Project at the University of Colorado at Boulder: Mid-Course Evaluation Report. (Report to the National Science Foundation.) Boulder, CO: University of Colorado at Boulder, Ethnography & Evaluation Research. Download report >>

Laursen, S., Thiry, H., & Liston, C. (2005). Evaluation of the Science Squad Program for the Biological Sciences Initiative at the University of Colorado at Boulder: II. Influence of Squad Participation on Members’ Career Paths. (Report to the Biological Sciences Initiative) Boulder, CO: University of Colorado at Boulder, Ethnography & Evaluation Research. Download report >>

Liston, C., Laursen, S., Coates, C., & Thiry, H. (2005). Evaluation of the Teacher Professional Development Workshops for the Biological Sciences Initiative at the University of Colorado at Boulder. (Report to the Biological Sciences Initiative) Boulder, CO: University of Colorado at Boulder, Ethnography & Evaluation Research. Download report >>

Melton, G., Pedersen-Gallegos, L., Donohue, R., & Hunter, A-B. (2005). SOARS: Research-with-Evaluation Study of a Multi-Year Undergraduate Research and Mentoring Program for Underrepresented Students in Science. (Report to the NSF.) Ethnography & Evaluation Research, University of Colorado, Boulder. Download report>>

Seymour, E, with Melton, G., Wiese, D. J., Pedersen-Gallegos, L. (2005). Partners in Innovation: Teaching Assistants in College Science Courses. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Thiry, H. & Liston, C. (2005). Evaluation of MCDB 2115: Life Sciences of the Earth System for the Biological Science Initiative at the University of Colorado at Boulder. (Report to the Biological Science Initiative). Boulder, CO: University of Colorado at Boulder, Ethnography & Evaluation Research.

2004 and prior

Laursen, S.; Liston, C.; Thiry, H.; Sheff, E.; & Coates, C. (2004). Evaluation of the Science Squad program for the Biological Sciences Initiative at the University of Colorado at Boulder: I. Benefits, costs, and trade-offs. (Report to Biological Sciences Initiative). Boulder, CO: University of Colorado at Boulder, Ethnography & Evaluation Research. Download report >>

Seymour, E., Hunter, A.B., Laursen, S.L., & DeAntoni, T. (2004). Establishing the benefits of research experiences for undergraduates in the sciences: First findings from a three-year study. Science Education, 88(4), 493-534.

Smith, S. J., Pedersen-Gallegos, L., & Riegle-Crumb, C. (2002). The training, careers, and work of Ph.D. physical scientists:  Not simply academic.  American Journal of Physics, 70(11): 1081-1092.

Seymour, E. (2002). Tracking the process of change in U.S. undergraduate education in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. Science Education, 86:79-105.

Seymour, E. (2000). Contributions to Athena Unbound: the Advancement of Women in Science and Technology (Editors: H. Etzkowitz, C. Kemelgor, B. Uzzi), University Press, Cambridge, UK.

Seymour, E. (1999). The role of socialization in the career choices of undergraduate women in S.M.E. majors. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 869: 118-126.

Seymour, E. & Hunter, A.B. (1998). Talking About Disability: The Education and Work Experiences of Graduates and Undergraduates with Disabilities in Science, Mathematics and Engineering. AAAS: Washington, D.C.

Seymour, E. & Hewitt, N.M. (1997). Talking About Leaving: Why Undergraduates Leave the Sciences. Westview Press: Boulder CO.

Seymour, E. (1995). The loss of women from science, mathematics, and engineering undergraduate majors: An explanatory account. Science Education, 79(4): 437-433.

Seymour E. (1995). Why undergraduates leave the sciences. American Journal of Physics, 63(3): 200-203.

Seymour, E. (1995). Revisiting the ‘problem iceberg’: S.M.E. students still chilled out. Journal of College Science Teaching, 24(6): 392-400.

Seymour, E. (1992). “The problem iceberg” in science, mathematics & engineering education: student explanations for high attrition rates, Journal of College Science Teaching, XXI (4): 230-238.

Seymour, E. (1992). The student's experience of teaching & advising in science, mathematics & engineering majors: Gender differences in a study of undergraduate attrition. Journal of College Science Teaching, 21(5): 284-292.

Seymour, E., & Hewitt, N. (1992). A long, discouraging climb. Prism, Journal of the American Society for Engineering Education, February (1992): 24-28.

 
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