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 our 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.