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Dr. Beth Kurtz-Costes, a Zachary Taylor Smith Distinguished Term Professor of Developmental Psychology, is the recipient of a 2017 National Science Foundation grant.

The National Science Foundation funds research and education in most fields of science and engineering. It does this through grants, and cooperative agreements to more than 2,000 colleges, universities, K-12 school systems, businesses, informal science organizations and other research organizations throughout the United States. The Foundation accounts for about one-fourth of federal support to academic institutions for basic research.

Dr. Kurtz-Costes received a total award of over $136,000 (over three years) for her project, ‚ÄúCollaborative Research: Sociopolitical Development and STEM Motivation in African American Youth.”

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