The National Science Foundation has donated nearly $500,000 to the University of Missouri-Columbia for a three-year study aimed at developing a more diverse workforce through the advancement of women in STEM careers. The University plans to contribute additional matching funds to the project, which will focus on 21 STEM departments within the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, College of Arts and Science, and College of Engineering. Portions of the study will be modeled after similar studies at New Mexico State University and the University of Michigan, both of which previously addressed the issue.

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