What makes high school students want to study science, technology, engineering and math?

Northeastern professor works with a high school student in a biotechnology lab

What makes high school students want to become interested in science, technology, engineering, and math? And what motivates them to pursue careers in these fields?

Three Northeastern University faculty members in the Graduate School of Education have received a grant from the National Science Foundation to answer these questions. They will focus, in particular, on women and underrepresented minorities, which are groups that are disproportionately employed in the fields known collectively as STEM.