Local university to lead nationwide STEM education initiative

A cadre of professors and researchers from Miami-based Florida International University and physics-oriented institutions from around the country are joining forces to help promote physics as a career path to young women, thanks to a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

The initiative, centered around tasking 16,000 high school teachers with recruiting female students to pursue a physics major in college, will be led by Zahra Hazari, an associate professor of physics education…