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First Generation Student LibGuide: Articles

Recommended Articles for Faculty available in NYIT Libraries

Amaya, L. R.; Betancourt, T.; Collins, K. H.; Hinojosa, O.; Corona, C. (2018). Undergraduate Research Experiences: Mentoring, Awareness, and Perceptions - a Case Study at a Hispanic-Serving Institution. International Journal of STEM Education5(1), 1–13.

Brookover, D. L., Hanley, E. M., Boulden, R., & Johnson, K. F. (2021). “I Want to Be First”: Student, Family, and School Factors Influencing First-Generation Student College Readiness. School Community Journal31(1), 41–64.

Carpenter, A. M., & Peña, E. V. (2017). Self-authorship among first-generation undergraduate students: A qualitative study of experiences and catalysts. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 10(1), 86-100.

Conrad, S., Canetto, S. S., MacPhee, D., & Farro, S. (2009). What attracts high-achieving, socioeconomically disadvantaged students to the physical sciences and engineering? College Student Journal43(4), 1359.

Grineski, S.; Daniels, H.; Collins, T.; Morales, D. X.; Frederick, A.; Garcia, M. (2018). The Conundrum of Social Class: Disparities in Publishing among Stem Students in Undergraduate Research Programs at a Hispanic Majority Institution. Science Education, 102 (2), 283-303

Haeger, H., & Fresquez, C. (2016). Mentoring for Inclusion: The Impact of Mentoring on Undergraduate Researchers in the SciencesCBE - Life Sciences Education15(3)

Haeger, H.; Fresquez, C.; Banks, J. E.; Smith, C., (2018) Navigating the Academic Landscape: How Mentored Research Experiences Can Shed Light on the Hidden CurriculumScholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research  2 (1), 15-23. 

Ishiyama, J. (2002). Does Early Participation in Undergraduate Research Benefit Social Science and Humanities Students? College Student Journal36(3), 380.

LeMire, S., Zhihong Xu, Balester, V., Dorsey, L. G., & Hahn, D. (2021). Assessing the Information Literacy Skills of First-Generation College Students. College & Research Libraries82(5), 730–754

Martin, J. P., Stefl, S. K., Cain, L. W., & Pfirman, A. L. (2020). Understanding first-generation undergraduate engineering students’ entry and persistence through social capital theory. International Journal of STEM Education7(1), 37.

Meertins, J. R. P., Grossman, M. A., & Tapia JR., R. (2021). I’ve Got Talent: Using the Public Speaking Course to Boost Interviewing Skills among First-Generation College StudentsCollege Student Journal55(1), 119–125.

Minicozzi, L., & Roda, A. (2020). Unveiling the Hidden Assets That First-Generation Students Bring to CollegeJournal for Leadership and Instruction19(1), 43–46.

Ricks, J. R., & Warren, J. M. (2021). Experiences of Successful First-Generation College Students With College AccessJournal of School Counseling19(8), 1–35.

Ro, H. K., Lee, J., Fernandez, F., & Conrad, B. H. (2021). We Don’t Know What they Did Last Summer: Examining Relationships among Parental Education, Faculty Interaction, and College Students’ Post-First Year Summer Experiences. Innovative Higher Education46(1), 21–39

Robnett, R. D.,  Nelson, P. A., Zurbriggen, E. L., Crosby, F. J.  & Chemers, M. M. (2018). Research mentoring and scientist identity: insights from undergraduates and their mentorsInternational Journal of STEM Education5(1), 1–14.

Sims, L. R., &  Ferrare, J. J. (2021)  “Since I Am From Where I Am From’: How Rural and Urban First-Generation College Students Differentially Use Social Capital to Choose a College Major. Journal of Research in Rural Education,  37(6).

Verdín, D.; Smith, J. M.; Lucena, J. C., (2021) Recognizing the Funds of Knowledge of First-Generation College Students in Engineering: An Instrument Development. Journal of Engineering Education.  110 (3), 671-699.

Articles that can be requested


Ahmed, M., Muldoon, T. J.; Elsaadany, M. (September 1, 2021). "Employing Faculty, Peer Mentoring, and Coaching to Increase the Self-Confidence and Belongingness of First-Generation College Students in Biomedical Engineering." ASME. J Biomech Eng. December 2021; 143(12)

Reig, A. J.; Goddard, K. A.; Kohn, R. E.; Jaworski, L.; Lopatto, D. (2018). The Future Program: Engaging Underserved Populations through Early Research Experiences.  ACS Symposium Series 1275, 3-21.

Wilson, R. E.; Kittleson, J. (2013).  Science as a Classed and Gendered Endeavor: Persistence of Two White Female First-Generation College Students within an Undergraduate Science Context. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 50 (7), 802-825.



InterLibrary Loan

In order to read materials that the New York Tech Libraries do not own you can read them by submitting an Interlibrary Loan request

Current Students, Staff and Faculty may request to borrow an item that is not in our collection through InterLibrary Loan. For the past year due to COVID most libraries are not lending print materials, so we might only be able to borrow digital resources in the majority of cases. To avoid delays, always check the Library Catalog to see if we own the item prior to submitting your request. Journal article requests whenever available are delivered electronically.


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