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CSEM receives award

Winston-Salem State University has recognized CSEM with a special honor.

CSEM received The Office of Sponsored Program’s 2019-20 Unit of the Year Award, recognizing the unit that receives the most external funding in the fiscal year. The award was made Friday at the Faculty and Sponsored Awards program. WSSU Chancellor Elwood Robinson was among those present at the virtual program.

CSEM’s Research Fellows and Staff explore the causes and effects of generational poverty. It puts it research before the public, and is a leader in driving public dialogue on key issues, most notably, transportation. CSEM receives the lion’s share of its funding from the Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s Center for Advancing Opportunity, but receives other grants as well, a testament to its innovative research. In accepting the award, CSEM Founding Director Craig Richardson said, “Our team’s efforts to study the causes and cures for low economic mobility is paying real dividends, indicated by the vote of confidence from TMCF with its ongoing financial support. We are delighted to receive this prestigious award from WSSU.”

CSEM, which is gaining a national reputation for its research, will celebrate its third birthday next month.