Engineering PLUS – New NSF Grant

“Northeastern Wins $10 Million NSF Grant to Boost People of Color and Women in Engineering Nationally”


Despite decades of scattered efforts to improve diversity in engineering, the number of women and people of color remains far below their representation in the U.S. population as a whole.

To solve this problem, Northeastern’s College of Engineering won a prestigious $10 million grant from the National Science Foundation to build a system and a network to increase engineering degrees among women and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and Other People of Color).

“Our goal is to scale up things that are already working, not reinvent the wheel,” says Michael Silevitch, a distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering who led the grant writing team. “We want to identify strategies that work and have momentum, then expand them regionally and across the nation.”… Read More

Claire Duggan, the Director for the Center for STEM Education is a co-PI on this grant and will be taking a leading role in training institutional leaders.

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