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Abstract Title: The Structure of Student Physics Identity Development through Two High School Interventions
Abstract: As part of the STEP UP 4 Women project, a national initiative to empower high school teachers to recruit women to pursue physics degrees in college, we developed two lessons for high school physics classes that are intended to facilitate the physics identity development of female students.  One discusses physics careers and links to students' own values and goals; the other focuses on a discussion of underrepresentation in physics with the intention of having students elicit and examine stereotypes in physics.  In piloting these lessons, we collected student identity data pre- and post each lesson.  In this poster, we will present a structural analysis of students' physics identities before and after these lessons, with an eye towards understanding how students' identities develop over time and due to these experiences.  This work is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1720810, 1720869, 1720917, and 1721021.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Session Time: Poster Session I
Poster Number: A11
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Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Hemeng Cheng
Department of Physics, Florida International University
11200 sw 8th street,
Miami, FL 33199
Phone: 7868671791
and Co-Presenter(s)
Geoff Potvin (FIU), Raina Khatri (FIU), Robynne M. Lock (TAMU-C),Laird Kramer (FIU), Zahra Hazari (FIU)

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