Congratulations to Dr. Amanda Griffith who has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant as a Co-Principal Investigator, with her colleague Joyce Main from Purdue University, to study the factors that influence the under-representation of women and minorities in engineering. Drs. Griffith and Main will be examining how students’ peers and role models, both from the student and faculty populations within each major, can affect students’ choice of major. They will also investigate how the messaging and information students receive in the course of choosing their major can affect which field they will enter, and how and why major choices change over time. This grant will also provide an opportunity for a Wake Forest student to be involved as a research assistant. The amount awarded by the NSF grant is $247,412.00. For more information on the grant and the objectives of the study please click here.