The $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation will provide $10,000 per year to support 30 students in affording their academic dreams in the field. The funding is set to last for 5 years and will ultimately impact the lives of 150 students.
CSUSB is part of a collaborative effort to advance data science education and create new pathways. A $1.275 grant from the California Learning Lab funds the partnership between CSUSB and seven higher education institutions.
Several faculty members and a graduate student from the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Natural Sciences are among the initial awardees of funding from CSUSB’s new Catalytic Investment on Research and Innovation Seed (CiRIS) program. Their research has the potential to profoundly impact both the scientific community and the Inland Empire region.
The new National Science Foundation grant for artificial intelligence and machine learning processing power will expedite high-performance computing research across all of the California State University’s 23 campuses.
“This grant will be used to hire undergraduate and graduate students as assistants on this major project and give significant research experience to individuals who are, traditionally, not offered such opportunities,” said Eric Vogelsang, director of the Center on Aging.
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.