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Parish Invited to NSF to Explore Diversity Initiative

Carol Parish, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, was invited to participate in a National Science Foundation sponsored workshop on March 30 through April 1 in Washington D.C. According to the NSF, participation in research activities is a key determinant in encouraging students to pursue careers in chemistry and related disciplines. The purpose of the workshop was to explore the feasibility of creating national Undergraduate Research Centers (URCs) that would provide research opportunities for first and second year undergraduates. This initiative is viewed by the NSF as a potential mechanism for attracting a larger, more diverse student body to chemistry.