Educational Psychology doctoral student Calah Ford has been selected to receive a government-funded National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. NSF Fellows receive a three-year annual stipend of $34,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees for a research-based master's or doctoral degree in a STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) field. For the 2018 competition, NSF received over 12,000 applications and made 2,000 award offers.
Calah will use her fellowship to research the influence of social models on students' decisions to pursue degrees and careers in STEM. She will be focusing on students who are currently underrepresented in STEM (e.g., women), and will use this understanding to develop interventions aimed to increase the pursuit of STEM related paths for these students.
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