This paper reports findings on how performance on a mental rotation test is related to academic performance, specifically to performance on mathematics. Limited empirical studies are available for students from underrepresented groups. The participant population of this study is traditionally underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The comparison between male and female participants and the impact of an engineering graphics course on performance on the mental rotation test is also discussed.
Aerospace Science Engineering
Chadia Affane Aji