What does service learning look like at the largest system of higher education in the country? Does service learning in STEM disciplines have a positive impact on student success in terms of academic achievement, career development, and civic engagement? These are just a few of the questions that shaped a multi-year study led by the California State University's Center for Community Engagement.
This study examined how service-learning experiences increase interest in STEM careers, improve civic engagement attitudes and more.
CSU faculty and students in the study provided insights about how best to implement service- learning courses, and our research yielded a few surprising findings.
Use the findings from the study and other resources to take action that supports a civically engaged and diverse STEM workforce.
Meet the research team and learn more about how the
Center for Community Engagement advances the CSU’s commitment to inclusivity, equity and student success.