Courtney Peckens, Associate Professor of Engineering, has received a $999,061 award from the National Science Foundation Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) Program for the project titled Scholarships, Services, and a Framework of Programmatic Belonging Cues to Improve Undergraduate Student Success in Engineering Majors.
Co-Principal Investigators on this project include Gerald Griffin, Associate Provost and Associate Professor of Biology and Psychology; Kathy Kremer, Senior Director of Assessment and Accreditation in the Frost Center for Data and Research; and Matthew Smith, Associate Professor of Engineering.
This project will focus on increasing retention and four-year graduation rates of academically talented, low-income engineering students through a longitudinal and focused integration of belonging cues in each scholar’s academic framework. Participating students will receive support services including faculty and peer mentoring, a tailored math-based summer bridge program, an academic learning community focused on cohort building, a first-year seminar course, supplemental instruction, research and internship opportunities, and a vocation-focused diversity and inclusion seminar series.
Congratulations, Courtney, Gerald, Kathy, and Matt on your latest award!