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University faculty receive TIDES grant

May 15, 2013

This summer, faculty in the T.J. Smull College of Engineering and the English Department in the Getty College of Arts and Sciences participated  in the first round of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) STEM Institutes thanks to a grant from the TIDES (Teaching to Increase Diversity and Equity in STEM) initiative.

Dr. Alexandra Coman, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, along with Dean Eric Baumgarter, College of Engineering, and Dr. Lisa Robeson, Professor and Chair of the Department of English, submitted a proposal titled “Using Interactive Storytelling to Improve Retention & Interest in Computer Science by Females.” This earned an honorable mention and funds totaling $34,278 to support their attendance at the STEM Institutes over the next three years. 

Ohio Northern University is one of 20 U.S. colleges and universities selected to receive a TIDES grant and one of five to receive honorable mentions. Honorable mentions were noted by reviewers as having meritorious proposals. The TIDES initiative is funded with a $4.9 million grant to AAC&U from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.

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