Helping Retain and Employ Students in STEM
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One of the major issues for women in science is retention both during and after undergraduate education. Algoma University researcher Dr. Catherine Fahey is creating a positive and flexible environment to help retain students in STEM majors and improve their chances of finding employment or continuing education in STEM.

A group of female students and interns are led by Dr. Fahey at an Algoma lab, where they work on a variety of projects including studying how plants and soil microbiomes are affected by anthropogenic factors, such as climate change and invasive species.

Dr. Fahey aims to facilitate an inclusive learning environment through hands-on learning to help provide opportunities for students to gain valuable STEM experience.

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