Scholars to study why $365M DEI investment into STEM failed to diversify engineering

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'The National Science Foundation has tapped a set of scholars to study one of its programs that funneled $365 million into diversifying STEM, but appears to have had little effect in the field of engineering.

The $300,000 grant doled out by the National Science Foundation will investigate factors influencing Broadening Participation Initiatives, or BPIs, which aim to increase the participation of women and other underrepresented groups in STEM.

The grant was recently awarded to the University at Buffalo’s Matilde Sánchez-Peña, an assistant professor of engineering education.

An article published by the University at Buffalo’s news center highlights how Sánchez-Peña and her colleagues will use their recently awarded NSF grant to “study why, despite 20 years of investment, woman [sic] make up only 20% of engineering students and tenure-track faculty.”'

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