Minority Training Award
David Arnold's research addresses how children from low socioeconomic status (SES) families are dramatically underrepresented in the Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) disciplines.
Arnold will be developing a grant proposal for a project entitled “Understanding and Promoting Emergent Math Development in low-SES Children.” Arnold’s proposed project will examine differences in early math experiences as a function of SES to shed light on the SES math-achievement gap. In addition, he will develop and test a parent-based program designed to foster early math interest and skills. The project will provide the strongest information to date about causal factors in the achievement gap, and could eventually provide an important tool to help support STEM participation among underrepresented groups.