Chrystal George Mwangi named ISSR Scholar

Chrystal George Mwangi, assistant professor, educational policy, research and administration, has been named one of six 2018-19 Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) Scholars. ISSR's mission is to promote excellence in social science research, and the Scholars Program is one of its key strategies for strengthening social science infrastructure at UMass.

ISSR Scholars receive resources and mentoring to allow them to develop innovative new research and funding proposals that have the potential to shape social theory and policy. George Mwangi’s proposal, “Family & Community Engagement Among College Students of Color in STEM,” builds on her research demonstrating that college students of color often remain closely connected to their families and home communities. As an ISSR Scholar, George Mwangi will investigate family/community involvement, engagement, and reciprocity in the lives of college students of color in STEM majors.

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