I am pleased to share that the National Science Foundation has recently approved funding for another project on which I am a Co-PI. This award is part of the NSF INCLUDES program in support of its initiative to broaden participation of currently underrepresented groups in STEM fields. See here for an NSF news release with more information. This is a state-wide collaboration involving Clemson University, the University of South Carolina, South Carolina State University, and The Citadel.
I am excited to be a part of this intensive study of STEM field participation in the state of South Carolina. We hope to collect huge amounts of relevant data and to identify latent factors that affect a person or group’s participation, and to use this information to form a plan to increase the involvement of these underrepresented groups, because we need them!
EDIT: Here is Clemson’s press release concerning the project.
EDIT 2: More press, including coverage from SC Now Morning News, The Greenville Journal, Anderson Independent, and Fox Carolina