The National Science Foundation donated $400,000 to Winston Salem State University to create a psychology research program. The grant aims to increase the number of underrepresented minority students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM majors, within graduate programs and professional fields.
The grant will develop an honor’s curriculum in the Department of Psychological Sciences for undergraduate psychology students. The three-year grant will create three new research-focused courses and a summer cultural neuroscience institute that will immerse students in mentored research. It will also fund renovations and upgrades of lab spaces at Coltrane Hall and the establishment of a psychology colloquium series that will attract a diverse group of researchers and scholars to WSSU.