The National Science Foundation awarded the grant to the university’s School of Computer Science and Engineering, which will use it to provide scholarships, mentorships and experiential learning opportunities for low-income and underrepresented students, and to meet a growing need for talented computer professionals in the region.
The project is intended to produce university collaboration and, in particular, create a research network of HSIs interested in tackling the challenges that face their students in online settings in STEM.
Lúa López (biology) discussed her DNA research, Rigaud Joseph (social work) shared advice on considering online Master of Social Work programs, and Brian Levin (criminal justice) was interviewed for an article on anti-Semitic comments by Kanye West.
The NSF grant will help López move forward with research in the field of ancient genomics, the study of the genetics of historical or extinct species such as the thale cress.
Michael Chao (biology) talked about a National Science Foundation grant awarded to CSUSB, Brian Levin (criminal justice) was interviewed about extremist activity as the Nov. 8 election approaches, and Barbara Sirotnik (information and decision sciences) discussed the latest news on the region’s economy.
The goal is to support student success and retention by developing institutional culture and infrastructure at CSUSB to support language-based challenges to STEM students including multilingual English learner students.
The National Science Foundation is backing the joint effort with $6.7 million to Cal State San Bernardino, UC San Diego and San Diego State.