Professor of education Linda Sax has received a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support a longitudinal follow-up of the “Building Recruiting and Inclusion for Diversity” (BRAID) Project, of which she is principal investigator.

The BRAID initiative is a partnership with universities across the nation to increase the numbers of women and underrepresented minorities majoring in computer science. The project was initially established in 2014 with funding by corporate sponsors, including Facebook, Google, Intel and Microsoft.

Professor Sax teaches in the Higher Education and Organizational Change Division at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. She is the author of “The Gender Gap in College: Maximizing the Developmental Potential of Women and Men” (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 2008) and numerous studies of women’s experiences in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields.