Field Courses Boost Student Success, Support STEM Diversity Efforts, Study Reveals (image) University of California - Santa Cruz Share Print E-Mail Caption Field courses build the self-confidence and 'scientific competence' of all students, but the benefits are particularly noteworthy for students from groups that are underrepresented in STEM fields, according to researchers at UC Santa Cruz. Credit Mickie Tang Usage Restrictions For use only with news coverage of this research. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.