LAWRENCE — A research team led by a University of Kansas faculty member earned a $1.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation to improve technology skills of women leaving prison and hungry for skills useful in landing a job or continuing their education.
The multidisciplinary three-year education project is expected to support 300 women with the goal of elevating their science, technology, engineering and math prowess.
“I am excited to implement our technology education program to enhance their post-incarceration opportunities, in particular job searches,” said Hyunjin Seo, a KU associate professor of digital and emerging media. “We expect technology skills to be extremely helpful as they navigate different aspects of today’s society.
The number of women in state prisons across the United States escalated