Grant Helps Bridge the STEM Gender Gap

Grant Helps Bridge the STEM Gender Gap

Assistant Professor of Counselor Education and College Student Affairs Dr. Caroline Perjessy was recently awarded a Campus Action Project (CAP) grant from the American Association of University Women (AAUW). The theme for this year’s grant was the underrepresentation of women in STEM disciplines. Using the grant monies awarded, Dr. Perjessy will team up with College Girls Rock (CGR), a student organization whose mission is to motivate and inspire young girls to pursue a post-secondary education, to host A STEM Day at UWG on Friday, April 15 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. “There is a need in this rural community to educate and empower young college-bound females with information related to obtaining a Ph.D. in computing and engineering,” Dr. Perjessy said. 

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