Portions of this story first appeared on UConn Today, the University of Connecticut’s news website. Shawn Kornegay contributed to this updated version. (EDLR’s assistant professor Blanca Rincón will serve as co-princial investigator on a new five-year, $3.5 million National Science Foundation grant.)
Congratulations to Blanca Rincón for receiving a Scholarship Facilitation Fund (SFF) Award! The Office of the Vice President for Research announced Rincón as one of 27 faculty recipients.
The SFF is designed to assist faculty in the initiation, completion, or advancement of research projects, scholarly activities, creative works, or interdisciplinary initiatives that are critical to advancing the faculty member’s scholarship and/or creative projects. Among the 27 awardees, a total of $51,626 has been granted in support.
Rincón explains, "The STEM Race Transfer Gap? Examining STEM Transfer Rates for Connecticut Community College (CCC) Students is a pilot project that aims to identify the two-year options for Connecticut students pursuing STEM degrees in Connecticut. More specifically, this project aims to assess whether there are gaps in student persistence to two- and four-year degree completion in STEM for students of color, as well as identify CCCs that successfully graduate and transfer a large number of students of color in STEM fields."
Rincón and her graduate assistant, Marlyn Davila, will be working on the project.