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1. Anderton, Charles Brett. Affecting attitudes towards science, high school African American students.

Degree: MS, Aerospace Engineering, 2014, Mississippi State University

Racial minorities, women, and people with disabilities are underrepresented in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Attitude towards science has been shown to be a reliable predictor of science achievement. Project-Based Learning (PBL) has been shown to improve attitude towards a topic. The sample selected consisted of 113 African American high school students (68% to 32% female to male ratio) from Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi. A quasi-experimental research design which consisted of pre and post intervention measures of participants attitudes towards science was utilized in this study. Overall, Phase 1, a week-long residential camp, saw greater increases with direct respect to time or gender due to the immersive nature of the camp, whereas Phase 2, an eight week long outreach, saw a more complex interaction of the two factors. PBL was shown to be an effective method of instruction to reach African American and women populations. Advisors/Committee Members: Debra Prince (committee member), David Thompson (committee member), Keith Koenig (chair), Cade Smith (chair).

Subjects/Keywords: female; underrepresented population; repeated measures; education; African American; STEM; project; PBL; TOSRA

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APA (6th Edition):

Anderton, C. B. (2014). Affecting attitudes towards science, high school African American students. (Masters Thesis). Mississippi State University. Retrieved from http://sun.library.msstate.edu/ETD-db/theses/available/etd-04042014-093651/ ;

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Anderton, Charles Brett. “Affecting attitudes towards science, high school African American students.” 2014. Masters Thesis, Mississippi State University. Accessed June 20, 2019. http://sun.library.msstate.edu/ETD-db/theses/available/etd-04042014-093651/ ;.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Anderton, Charles Brett. “Affecting attitudes towards science, high school African American students.” 2014. Web. 20 Jun 2019.

Vancouver:

Anderton CB. Affecting attitudes towards science, high school African American students. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Mississippi State University; 2014. [cited 2019 Jun 20]. Available from: http://sun.library.msstate.edu/ETD-db/theses/available/etd-04042014-093651/ ;.

Council of Science Editors:

Anderton CB. Affecting attitudes towards science, high school African American students. [Masters Thesis]. Mississippi State University; 2014. Available from: http://sun.library.msstate.edu/ETD-db/theses/available/etd-04042014-093651/ ;

2. Morrison, Carley Calico. The importance of volunteer leaders: An assessment of volunteer leader competencies following volunteer leader identification and training.

Degree: PhD, Human Sciences, School of, 2017, Mississippi State University

Volunteer leaders are an underutilized resource in nonprofit organizations. However, as volunteer directors are stretched to their capacity, others in the organization must provide leadership to volunteers. One way for nonprofit organizations to increase their capacity is to develop the leadership skills of identified volunteer leaders. Because time and resources are limited in nonprofit organizations, the purpose of this study was to determine if identifying and training volunteer leaders is beneficial to the outreach of organizations they serve. This study was conducted in three parts. A Delphi study, was conducted with volunteer directors in the community to identify leadership competencies for volunteer leaders. At the conclusion of three rounds of iteration, 42 competencies were identified. A volunteer leader training and assessment instrument was developed based on those 42 competencies. Next, social network analysis was used to identify volunteer leaders in three groups at a nonprofit organization. ForceAtlas2 analysis was used to generate networks of nodes (volunteers) and edges (connections) to determine leaders within each group. The identified leaders were compared to leaders identified by the volunteer director of the organization. Overall, the volunteer leaders selected by the director matched those identified by the social network analysis with the exception of one outlier in one of the volunteer groups. Lastly, the identified volunteer leaders were invited to the volunteer leader training developed from the competencies identified by the Delphi. Participants were assessed prior-to, and following, the training by their peer volunteers based on their ability to demonstrate the identified competencies. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics to determine if a there was a difference between the participants demonstration of the competencies after the training compared to before. The results of the analysis indicated there was no statistically significant increase in participants ability to demonstrate the leadership competencies and skills as a result of the workshop. However, there was an overall increase for participants ability to demonstrate 31 of the competencies covered in the training. The researcher suggests revising the workshop into a comprehensive series of shorter trainings and replicating the study to determine if additional competencies can be improved upon. Advisors/Committee Members: Laura L. Greenhaw (chair), Michael E. Newman (committee member), C. Ryan Akers (committee member), M. Cade Smith (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: volunteer; non-profit; leadership; training; leadership skills

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APA (6th Edition):

Morrison, C. C. (2017). The importance of volunteer leaders: An assessment of volunteer leader competencies following volunteer leader identification and training. (Doctoral Dissertation). Mississippi State University. Retrieved from http://sun.library.msstate.edu/ETD-db/theses/available/etd-02152017-143323/ ;

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Morrison, Carley Calico. “The importance of volunteer leaders: An assessment of volunteer leader competencies following volunteer leader identification and training.” 2017. Doctoral Dissertation, Mississippi State University. Accessed June 20, 2019. http://sun.library.msstate.edu/ETD-db/theses/available/etd-02152017-143323/ ;.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Morrison, Carley Calico. “The importance of volunteer leaders: An assessment of volunteer leader competencies following volunteer leader identification and training.” 2017. Web. 20 Jun 2019.

Vancouver:

Morrison CC. The importance of volunteer leaders: An assessment of volunteer leader competencies following volunteer leader identification and training. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Mississippi State University; 2017. [cited 2019 Jun 20]. Available from: http://sun.library.msstate.edu/ETD-db/theses/available/etd-02152017-143323/ ;.

Council of Science Editors:

Morrison CC. The importance of volunteer leaders: An assessment of volunteer leader competencies following volunteer leader identification and training. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Mississippi State University; 2017. Available from: http://sun.library.msstate.edu/ETD-db/theses/available/etd-02152017-143323/ ;

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