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Two Paine College professors will receive nearly $343,000 from the National Science Foundation for a project aimed at understanding barriers to science, technology, engineering and math for black women.

LaShawnda Lindsay-Dennis, an assistant professor of education, and Lawanda Cummings, an assistant professor of psychology, will study underlying factors linked to staggering participation of black women in the STEM field, according to a news release.

The project is considered an extension of the professors’ research on black women, cultural meaning and academic processes. The grant will be awarded over a three-year period.

“We are excited about this collaborative research project focusing on the under-representation of African-American women on STEM career pathways,” Lindsay-Dennis said. “It is our goal to help Paine College and similar institutions to create pipeline interventions to address the growing demands of the STEM workforce.”

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ragingbull
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ragingbull 09/05/13 - 07:00 pm
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Just another government

Just another government project. Why not offer scholarships to help more black women study the STEM field?

Pops
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Pops 09/05/13 - 07:38 pm
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We all will be happy

to read the results of this.......study......

corgimom
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corgimom 09/05/13 - 08:27 pm
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"LaShawnda Lindsay-Dennis, an

"LaShawnda Lindsay-Dennis, an assistant professor of education, and Lawanda Cummings, an assistant professor of psychology, will study underlying factors linked to staggering participation of black women in the STEM field, according to a news release."

This paragraph doesn't make sense, I've read it three times.

How could there be staggering participation of black women, and then two paragraphs later, say black women are underrepresented?

Wouldn't staggering participation mean that lots and lots and lots of black women are participating?

showboat
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showboat 09/05/13 - 08:33 pm
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Who wrote this article, and
Unpublished

Who wrote this article, and where did the information come from? I hope this didn't come from the professors at Paine College, what is the study all about?

Pops
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Pops 09/05/13 - 08:54 pm
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Maybe they mean

there are a "staggering" number of them using government funds to do worthless studies?

Bizkit
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Bizkit 09/05/13 - 09:24 pm
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What does assistant

What do assistant professors of education and psychology know about STEM fields-where are the Natural Science and Math professors who actually teach STEM subjects? What barriers to black women in STEM fields-most of their Natural Science and Math majors are women if you look at their statistics they post on their site. Weird. Well at least they can take the indirect cost of this grant and use it to pay for their football team.

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raul 09/05/13 - 10:26 pm
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This isn't a new area of

This isn't a new area of research. I'm sure if one looked hard enough, they could find some studies already completed. This article gives a general overview of problems graduating enough STEM majors. http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/05/17/education.stem.graduation/index.html

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 09/05/13 - 10:46 pm
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Long Time

This issue of black women choosing not to study math, science, engineering, technology in college has been studied to death for at least three decades.

For goodness sakes, these black women are women. Let them make up their own minds and study what they want to. Don't try to force them to study what some white male bureaucrat thinks they should study.

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Sweet son 09/06/13 - 12:12 pm
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Watch out!

These people might try to funnel grant money into the general budget! And I am all for Paine College but they don't have any leaders that are capable!

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