Menzel, S., Siek, K. A., & Crandall, D. (2019, February). Hello Research! Developing an intensive research experience for undergraduate women. In Proceedings of the 50th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (pp. 997-1003).

This paper describes the design and implementation of a three-day intensive research experience (IRE) workshop for undergraduate women in Computer Science. Expanding on a model pioneered at [...]


Spencer, B., Rorrer, A., Davis, S., Moghadam, S. H., & Grainger, C. (2021, May). The Role of ‘Intersectional Capital’in Undergraduate Women’s Engagement in Research-Focused Computing Workshops. In 2021 Conference on Research in Equitable and Sustained Participation in Engineering, Computing, and Technology (RESPECT) (pp. 1-6). IEEE.

This paper examines how undergraduate women are supported in computing across their multiple and interlocking social identities of gender, race/ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. Through a [...]


Rorrer, A., Spencer, B., Davis, S., Moghadam, S. H., Holmes, D., & Grainger, C. (2021, March). Understanding immersive research experiences that build community, equity, and inclusion. In Proceedings of the 52nd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (pp. 149-155).

In this experience report, we describe the rationale and need for immersive research experiences (IREs) in computer science (CS) that are designed to foster an inclusive community that encourages [...]


Rorrer, A. S., Moghadam, S. H., Spencer, B., & Sun, T. (2020, March). eCSR: Creating intensive research experiences that cultivate community for undergraduate women & women of color. In 2020 Research on Equity and Sustained Participation in Engineering, Computing, and Technology (RESPECT) (Vol. 1, pp. 1-4). IEEE.

The explore CS Research (eCSR) program is a university awards program created to support the design, development, and execution of research-focused workshops that provide opportunities for [...]

Torres, V. (2006). A mixed method study testing data-model fit of a retention model for Latino/a students at urban universities. Journal of College Student Development, 47(3), 299-318.

This study presents the conceptualization and subsequent model fit analysis of a retention model for Latino/a students at urban commuter universities. the three institutions involved in the study [...]

Otero, R., Rivas, O., & Rivera, R. (2007). Predicting persistence of Hispanic students in their 1st year of college. Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 6(2), 163-173.

The authors used a logit model with partial derivatives to identify which demographic and academic variables are associated with 1st-year attrition and persistence of Hispanic students and to [...]

Arbona, C., & Nora, A. (2007). The influence of academic and environmental factors on Hispanic college degree attainment. The Review of Higher Education, 30(3), 247-269.

This study used the NELS 88‑2000 data base to examine among Hispanic students precollege, college, and environmental predictors of (a) college first enrolled in (two‑year versus four‑year) and [...]

Castellanos, J., & Gloria, A. M. (2007). Research considerations and theoretical application for best practices in higher education: Latina/os achieving success. Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 6(4), 378-396.

This scholarly article addresses the Latina/o undergraduate experiences proposing a (re)definition of educational success. Discussing strength-based practices of familia, mentorship, cultural [...]

Museus, S. D., Nichols, A. H., & Lambert, A. D. (2008). Racial differences in the effects of campus racial climate on degree completion: A structural equation model. The Review of Higher Education, 32(1), 107-134.

Racial minority student persistence is of paramount importance to higher education policymakers and practitioners. This study was aimed at understanding racial differences in the direct and [...]

Cole, D., & Espinoza, A. (2008). Examining the academic success of Latino students in science technology engineering and mathematics (STEM) majors. Journal of College Student Development, 49(4), 285-300.

Using a longitudinal sample of 146 Latino students’ in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors, the purpose of the study was to examine factors that affect their academic [...]