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NSF Grant Award for Digital Inclusion Program

Our interdisciplinary research team received a $1.4 million grant award from the National Science Foundation in support of work offering technology education to recently incarcerated women who are not hoping to reenter the job force. Through this project, our team will conduct empirical research and offer online/offline technology sessions to enhance the women’s employment opportunities and help address systemic issues involving women’s reentry. While women have become the fastest growing segment of the incarcerated population, prison education and reentry programs are not well prepared to respond to this influx. This three-year technology education project aims to help the women develop STEM skills relevant to job applications and post-incarceration adjustments and serve as a template for building evidence-based workforce preparation efforts in informal settings. Read more about the project from National Science Foundation, the Topeka Capital-Journal and KU News.

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