Context Matters: Professors Abrams and McConnell discuss current research, April, 2010
Does a Taiwanese child from a remote village view biology as an interesting subject? Is a child from the steppes of Siberia motivated to learn physics? Might a Native American child from North Dakota aspire to become a scientist? These are some of the questions that a collaborative of international researchers, assembled by associate professor Eleanor Abrams, are asking, hoping to discover why indigenous student populations worldwide are often underrepresented and underachieving in the sciences.