| Develop or maintain insterest in chemistry and/or science
||Students' interest in chemistry and/or science was either maintained or increased by participation in
||Students generally reported a decline in their
interest in chemistry/science following their first-year chemistry course.
|Gain a better understanding of the relationship between science research and real life practices
||Generally reported a better understanding of the applications of science research following
their exposure to CASPiE modules.
||Consistently reported a lesser understanding of the relationship of science research to real life.
|Experience more authentic scientific lab practices
||Consistently reported more authentic science laboratory experiences and better perceptions of learning in the laboratory
||Experience more authentic scientific lab practices
|Improve understanding of chemistry
||Positive impact on students' perceptions of their understanding of chemistry
||Generally reported less confidence in their understanding of chemistry following their first-year chemistry course
Summative findings of the evaluation affirm that the Center for Authentic Science Practice in Education successfully increased
undergraduate chemistry student access to and participation in authentic scientific research at partnering institutions. By providing
these experiences to large numbers of students and to diverse student populations, it can be inferred that CASPiE may impact the
career trajectory of these students, thereby contributing to enhancement of the depth and breadth of the STEM workforce.