UMD Receives National Science Foundation Grant To Advance Women in Science & Engineering Careers
A Swenson College of Science and Engineering team has received a $200,000 National Science Foundation over the next two years to conduct a program to help women advance in science and engineering careers.
SCSE will develop a customized plan of action to improve the representation and advancement of female faculty in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Leadership will also be provided for other institutions around the country looking to meet the same goal.
Principal author of the grant proposal, Geology Professor Vicki Hansen, said, "UMD is proud to be taking a leadership role in this project. Women are significantly underrepresented in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) disciplines throughout the world. This is an economic and workforce issue, as well as an ethical and moral concern. Diversity in our nation's science and engineering workforce brings innovation and creativity to solving problems that our nation and communities will face in the future."
SCSE is one of only nine colleges and universities from across the United States and Puerto Rico to receive the grant.