Claflin University Mathematics and Computer Science Department received a $700,000 subaward from the Savannah River Site Community Reuse Organization Sponsored by the National Nuclear Security Administration US Department of Energy. This subaward is being administered over five years. Dr. Karina Liles, assistant professor of Computer Science and director of the Social Technologies and Robotics (STAR) Lab is the principle investigator.
Claflin University's primary goal for the five-year grant period is to prepare undergraduate students to fill diverse advanced education, research, and career opportunities. To achieve this, the program will focus on three primary approaches: (1) outreach and recruitment, (2) education and training, and (3) engagement and retention. Funds from the grant will also be used for scholarship awards to computer science and computer engineering majors during the grant period.
"We are grateful for this award which will have a lasting impact to our students and Mathematics and Computer Science Department," said Liles. "We thank the Savannah River Site Community Reuse Organization and the National Nuclear Security Administration US Department of Energy who helped make this possible."