Scalable Storytelling Interventions to Support Graduate Student Success in STEM

By Krishna Pakala, PI, Boise State University


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Feb 29-March 1, 2024

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Boise State University and Utah State University are piloting a storytelling intervention to enhance professional identity and sense of belonging and reduce impostorism among students pursuing graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Traditionally, STEM graduate training has focused more on instilling technical content expertise and less on cultivating feelings of belonging and STEM identity critical to graduate student retention and success in STEM programs. This project addresses these missing components by developing a cohort-based program wherein students learn and apply storytelling techniques through writing and sharing transformative stories about themselves.

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