Dr. Vasti Torres

STEM Speaker, January14, 2014: Do Students Under-represented in STEM Experience the Learning Environment Differently?


Dean of College of Education and Professor of Education, University of South Florida

Take-Home Lessons
• Students are very far from homogenous, and their unique circumstances or backgrounds may result in additional difficulties in completing a STEM major
• An ideal way to treat students is as unique individuals, with no preconceived notions on the instructor's side. This is partly accomplished by not assuming common cultural stereotypes or references when teaching.