UNT's College of Information was awarded a three-year, $359,879 grant by the National Science Foundation to develop and operate three 10-week intensive programs that will allow students to immerse themselves in data analytics and conduct research in the field. The program, designed to provide a supportive and engaging environment, targets students from populations typically underrepresented in STEM fields, such as Hispanic, African American and female students, according to Junhua Ding, information science professor and principal investigator.
Additionally, UNT's College of Engineering received a $359,993 REU grant from the NSF to host camps on vehicular edge computing and security for the next three summers. The 10-week camps are open to 10 students who come from populations underrepresented in the computer science industry or institutions without the ability to conduct research in this area. Students live on campus and receive a $5,000 stipend and materials needed for their research.