December 15, 2021
The Bonita J. Campbell Endowment for Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Research Program provides six units of release time funding for CSUN faculty whose research projects will analyze women who received undergraduate and graduate degrees from CSUN in STEM fields over the past twenty-one years, using contact information that will be provided by University Advancement. The purpose of the project is to gain understanding of females with CSUN STEM undergraduate and graduate degrees with the aim of building a data archive using a 21-year timeframe (e.g., 2000-2021). The research project will especially seek to identify women who have achieved distinction in their careers. Research methodology will be developed by the Principal Investigator (PI) and may include interviews or surveys. Possible data points include subjects’ reasons for entering a STEM field or majoring in a STEM discipline; retention in a STEM field; working in a career field other than STEM; distinctions achieved in the subjects’ careers thus far; overcoming career challenges; balancing work, family, personal issues; and subjects’ future aspirations. If using surveys, the goal is to achieve a 20% or better return.
Applications will be reviewed starting on February 1, 2022.