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2.6.8 STEM career pathway through research mentoring programme: The Malaysian gifted and talented students experience

This presentation discusses gifted students’ experiences in developing their STEM career pathways through a research mentoring program. Four hundred and seventy-five gifted students participated in the program. A total of 441 students were able to sustain their interest in STEM and gained admission into STEM related undergraduate programs. Twenty-seven students are now pursuing a postgraduate degree in STEM related fields. Twenty-one students were interviewed through emails. Data collected show that their interest in STEM related career developed while they were working on their research proposal. The interest crystallised when their work was awarded through publication.

Author(s):

Noriah Mohd. Ishak
norwmu@hotmail.com
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Malaysia

Prof. Dr. Noriah is currently Director of The Malaysian Gifted Center (Pusat PERMATApintar Negara, UKM). She received her undergraduate degree in Mathematics, and then proceeded to earn her Masters and PhD. in Counselling Psychology. She was later enrolled and graduated in Certificate Course on Gifted Education from NSWU. Her research work has been on identifying and developing individual’s potentials through profiling, looking at psychological issues of gifted students and the role of counselors in helping gifted students cope with their life.

Rorlinda Yusof
rorlinda@ukm.edu.my
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Malaysia

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rorlinda is currently a Deputy Director of The Malaysian Gifted Centre. She received her undergraduate degree in Bussiness Administration, and then proceeded to earn her Masters and Ph.D in Counselling. Her research work has been on Emotional Intelligence of teachers and gifted students.

 

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