Christy Chatmon Selected for National Science Foundation for Graduate Education Virtual Research Bootcamp

Christy Chatmon, Instructor and Ph.D. candidate at Florida State University, was recently selected for the National Science Foundation Florida Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate virtual research bootcamp running from July 11th to the 16th.

“The National Science Foundation’s Florida Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (FL-AGEP) research bootcamp, hosted by Florida A&M University, focused on ‘Improving Pathways to the Professoriate for Minority Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics,” stated Chatmon. Throughout the week, workshops were held to aid doctoral students in their dissertation work, as well as pair participants with mentors to best support their upcoming research.

“The experience was phenomenal,” shared Chatmon. “The week-long bootcamp captivated the scholar’s whole being (mind, body, and spirit). The most beneficial aspect of the bootcamp was the opportunity to network with nationally recognized scholars and like-minded women of color from a variety of disciplines, creating space for future collaborations. I am grateful for this opportunity.”

Throughout Chatmon’s career, she has prioritized the success of students within STEM fields, winning teaching awards such as the “Academic Leadership Award (2019)”, “Doctoral Student Research Presentation Award (2018)”, “College Undergraduate Faculty Teaching Award (2018)”, and many more. Similarly, Chatmon has been awarded many grants for her research in STEM fields, including CT-Driven Evolution to Studio-Based Active Learning from the National Science Foundation and Broadening Information Assurance Awareness and Competence within the Department of Education.

For more information about Chatmon and her work, click here.