UNC Awarded More than $650,000 in National Grants
Multiyear national grants recently awarded to University of Northern Colorado faculty researchers total more than $650,000 combined. Funding for the three separate projects will support: researching factors in recruiting and retaining women in geosciences degree programs to help increase the number of women graduating; acquiring geophysics instruments to conduct research and training and provide educational opportunities in the fields of Archaeology, Earth Science, Biology and Physics; and providing an overseas seminar to study the history and philosophy of peaceful revolutions that led to the fall of communism in Eastern Europe more than 20 years ago. An overview of each award: National Science Foundation Project Title: "Collaborative Research: Recruitment and Retention of Women in Geosciences: An Investigation of Individual and Environmental Factors" Funding amount: $431,555 (Aug. 15, 2012-July 31, 2015) Funding agency: National Science Foundation (Research on Gender in Science and Engineering, NSF 10-516) Principal Investigator: Julie Sexton, Mathematics and Science Teaching Institute, and co-principal investigator Kevin Pugh, Educational Psychology, in collaboration with Purdue University. From the Project Summary: To fill a gap in research,
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