Identity & Persistence in STEM: Why it is Important to Think About How Women and Girls See Themselves
September 22, 2011
Identity as a scientist or engineer is emerging as a way of understanding research on interest, motivation, self-efficacy, and community support to provide a framework that supports persistence, especially for girls.
Associate Professor of Science Education at the University of Alberta
Marie-Claire Shanahan is an Associate Professor of Science Education at the University of Alberta. Her research focuses on social factors like language, identity, and motivation that impact participation in science. Dr. Shanahan holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and has taught middle- and high school science.