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 training, which will take place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday, July 24-Aug. 10, and consist of lectures and laboratory work, will take place at CSUSB, with field work led by the Coachella Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District.
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.
Through surveys, open-ended responses and interviews, Amy van Schagen, associate professor in the CSUSB child development department, and her team of student research assistants gathered information about perceived experiences with racism within early childhood education.
The projects are supported by California Revealed, a California State Library-supported program, and the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation, a leading supporter of social science research for Los Angeles and the surrounding region.
Kelly Campbell (psychology) was interviewed for an article about dealing with stress related to personal finances, Kate Liszka and Kasia Szpakowska (history) are featured in a new mini-series on ancient Egypt, Yunfei Hou (computer science and engineering) is helping to organize a data science summer fellowship, and Leslie R. Amodeo and Dionisio A. Amodeo (psychology) led a team of researchers that published a study on selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), medications that are commonly used by pregnant women.
The Data Science Summer Fellowship Camp for undergraduates and graduate students will provide data science training and team-based projects based on real-world data sets under the supervision of faculty and industry advisors. The application deadline is March 31.
Arianna Huhn (anthropology) was interviewed in an article about the Anthropology Museum’s celebration of Afro-Oaxacan culture, Brian Levin (criminal justice) was quoted in articles about the latest FBI hate crime report, and Gisela Bichler (criminal justice) was part of a team that published a study on network structures that could aid in law enforcement interdiction of covert networks.