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New study informing efforts to improve STEM retention

Knowing what to study and having the necessary skills to succeed are students’ main course-related concerns early in introductory STEM classes, according to a new study co-led by Cornell researchers – findings that Cornell faculty are now working to address. The researchers surveyed students at three large Ph.D.-granting institutions to identify broad trends in course-related concerns, with an eye toward improving retention in science, technology, engineering and math majors.

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Our Department in Action

EEB faculty and students pursue topics across a broad set of interlinked fields, including ecosystem biology and biogeochemistry, community ecology and population biology, organismal biology, chemical and molecular ecology, population genetics and genomics, speciation and macroevolution. Follow this link to view Our Department in Action gallery. Photos below: Geber Lab, “Clarkia species flowers in an experimental array for pollinator observations” by Aubrie James; Searle Lab research, wild house mouse (Mus musculus domesticus) by Michael Amphlett. 

house mouse held in EEB professor Jeremy Searle's handClarkia Specisoa flowers in field

Research Spotlight

Meet Corrie Moreau, ant biologist, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Director of the Insect Collection at Cornell University. Join us in learning about Corrie's journey from studying ants at a young age to to becoming E.O. Wilson's last Ph.D student at Harvard University. Follow this YouTube link to listen to "A Conversation with Corrie Moreau / Stellar Student of E.O. Wilson." Closed captioning available as part of YouTube's playback options. Photo of Corrie thanks to Cornell University photography.

A portrait of Dr. Corrie Moreau by Cornell University photography