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Table 2 Participant demographic and academic information

From: Design-based learning for a sustainable future: student outcomes resulting from a biomimicry curriculum in an evolution course

  Total DBL Comparison
All participants 100% (103) 48.5% (50) 51.5% (53)
Gender
 Female 55 52% (26) 54.7% (29)
 Male 48 48% (24) 45.3% (24)
Class Level
 Freshman 2 2% (1) 1.9% (1)
 Sophomore 15 12% (6) 17% (9)
 Junior 45 34% (17) 50.9% (27)
 Senior 28 32% (16) 22.6% (12)
 Unknown 14 20% (10) 7.5% (4)
Major
 Double major or non-science 21 26% (13) 15.1% (8)
 Ecology and evolutionary biology 66 60% (30) 67.9% (36)
 Other science 11 10% (5) 11.3% (6)
 Unknown 5 4% (2) 5.7% (3)
Ethnicity
 American Indian 2 2% (1) 1.9% (1)
 Asian 7 8% (4) 5.7% (3)
 Black 3 4% (2) 1.9% (1)
 Hispanic 13 16% (8) 9.4% (5)
 International 4 2% (1) 5.7% (3)
 Pacific Islander 2 2% (1) 1.9% (1)
 Unknown 1 2% (1) 0% (0)
 White 71 64% (32) 73.5% (39)
Average age 21.28 21.7 20.87
Average Final Course Gradea 82.36 79.25 85.3
Average Cumulative GPA 3.10 3.09 3.11
No. of Concurrent EBIO/Science Classes taken during study participationa
 None 24 18% (9) 28.3% (15)
 1–3 63 58% (29) 64.2% (34)
 4 or more 16 24% (12) 7.5% (4)
  1. aChi-squared tests demonstrated significant differences between the DBL and comparison conditions that were later accounted for in statistical models when testing our hypotheses