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SCAE's Dr. Laura Portnoi receives $525,000 collaborative National Science Foundation research grant

Dr. Laura Portnoi, Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of the Social and Cultural Analysis of Education program, has received a $525,000 combined National Science Research Foundation grant for a collaborative research project with Dr. Karen Kim of California State University, Fullerton. The co-Principal Investigators will study the impact of the interdisciplinary, collaborative research model (ICRM) on the academic and career trajectories of undergraduate computer science and engineering (CSE) students at six case study institutions. The research focuses on ICRM's potential to improve interest in, and retention of, women in CSE fields and careers.