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Abstract Title: Is There a Relationship Between Students' Spatial Ability and Success in STEM Courses?
Abstract: We are investigating the relationship between spatial abilities and student comprehension in a variety of STEM fields.  Previous work suggests there is a correlation between spatial abilities and success in introductory STEM courses at the undergraduate level.  This work will discuss a comparison study of Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics students' spatial ability, as measured by the Mental Rotation Test (MRT) and success in introductory courses, as measured by final grades, at the University of Texas at Arlington.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Ximena Cid
University of Washington
and Co-Presenter(s)
Ramon Lopez, University of Texas, Arlington