Table 2.

ND INBRE undergraduate student responses to study survey questions

Average Response
Question20122016
Influenced my career decision.3.03 ± 1.403.37 ± 1.23
Increased confidence in my ability to do science.3.98 ± 0.994.13 ± 0.95
Increased my interest in science and/or health career.3.78 ± 1.084.03 ± 1.07
Increased my ability to conduct research.4.13 ± 0.974.47 ± 0.77
I met others with similar interests.3.69 ± 1.203.86 ± 1.06
Improved my chances for admission in postgraduate program.3.58 ± 1.193.49 ± 1.38
Provided the opportunity to present at a conference.3.92 ± 1.253.98 ± 1.38
  • Values are means ± SD; n = 61 and 62 responses for 2012 and 2016, respectively. The rate of return of surveys is ~41%. Two-tailed t-test indicated no significant difference between the 2012 and 2016 groups (P > 0.05).