UGA STEM Profile
Outside STEM Influences
Results from a study of minority adolescents participating in STEM focused enrichment programming found that parents ranked as the number one influence on students’ career interests.
Furthermore, the results found that students whose parents encouraged them to pursue STEM as a career choice, where significantly more likely to have interest in a specific vocation within STEM. (Gilmore, Ballenger, & K. Burg, 2016)