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Dr. Candice Bridge Featured on The Root

Dr. Candice Bridge Featured on The Root

With the upcoming Christmas Day release of the brilliant Oscar-worthy film Hidden Figures, it looks like black female scientists who rock out in science, technology, engineering and math fields are getting their day in the sun.

And so it is with Candice Bridge, the University of Central Florida’s first black female chemistry instructor, who just received a prestigious grant to study rape-investigation methods.

Atlanta Black Star reports that Bridge received $324,000 from the National Institute of Justice to review methods of catching suspects of sexual assault crimes beyond DNA evidence. The grant will give Bridge access to exclusive tools utilized by the FBI and government laboratories.

Read more on The Root.

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