Mike Stull (entrepreneurship) was interviewed about the establishment of the the Entrepreneurial Development Services and Resource Center in downtown San Bernardino, José Muñoz (sociology) co-wrote a paper on STEM dean’s responses to barriers faced by that Latiné/x/a/o contingent faculty at HSIs, and Yawen Li (social work) and Kenneth Shultz (psychology) co-wrote a study on the adoption of electronic health records by adult day services.
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.
Guillermo Escalante (kinesiology) was interviewed about the use of anabolic steroids, José Muñoz (sociology) co-wrote a report on the issues raised at the Conference for Latinx Contingent Faculty Members, and Brian Levin (criminal justice) was quoted in an article about why some people of color are drawn to white supremacy.
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.
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.
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.