Professor Johnson awarded NSF Grant

Odis Johnson, associate professor of education and of sociology, both in Arts & Sciences, has been awarded a two-year grant of nearly $300,000 to explore how national datasets can be used to promote broader participation of underrepresented race-gender groups in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers.

Supported by the National Science Foundation’s Education and Human Resources Directorate Core Research Program, the grant will investigate whether policies and practices regarding safety, discipline, school crime and suspensions within charter and traditional public schools contribute to the loss of large numbers of underrepresented students from the STEM pipeline.