CRPA Biographical Videos of Black, Hispanic, and Native American Female Faculty: Voices of the Few

June 1st, 2009 - May 31st, 2011 | PROJECT

This Communicating Research to Public Audiences (NSF 03-509) project is based on the PI's current NSF award: SBE-0545361- ADVANCE: Determining national science faculty demographics in order to empower women and guide solutions. This project will help address the need for underrepresented female faculty as role models and mentors in science and engineering. Although the number of female under-represented minority students (URM) in college has been increasing, there are astonishingly low numbers of female URM faculty in each science discipline. This project would produce a series of female URM faculty biographical videos to substitute for the lack of personal contact young women have with these role models. The videos would be widely disseminated through schools, colleges, and minority serving organizations to reach young women.

Project Website(s)

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Team Members

Donna Nelson, Principal Investigator, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 0840883
Funding Amount: 75000


Access and Inclusion: Black | African American Communities | Ethnic | Racial | Hispanic | Latinx Communities | Indigenous and Tribal Communities | Women and Girls
Audience: Adults | Museum | ISE Professionals | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Engineering | General STEM
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Higher Education Programs | Informal | Formal Connections | Media and Technology