Student Awarded SMART Grant

Senior Sociology major Fallon Kadel and her faculty mentor Dr. Amy Donley were awarded a Student-Mentor Academic Research Team (SMART) grant from the Burnett Honors College.

At UCF, the majority of Biology majors are female yet only two of the tenured faculty members are female. Their research will examine the awareness and opinions female Biology majors have about the gender disparity in their discipline at UCF, possible impacts from the disparity and the perceived importance of same-sex mentoring opportunities.

Their research is part of a growing field examining disparities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields of study. The results of his research will be presented in the spring at the Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence (SURE) at UCF.

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