Graduate Students,

I am an undergraduate student at Winthrop University majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Computer Information Systems, and I am currently working on a research project for the McNair Scholars Program. I am interested in the current condition of computer science related undergraduate programs and the ways they can be improved to promote diversity and retention. Therefore, the overall purpose of my research is to identify and explore the common variables that motivate students, particularly women and minorities, to pursue graduate study within the field. I will be collecting my data through the use of an online survey, and I am asking for your assistance in doing so. I would like for everyone to participate, despite your race or gender. I understand that you are probably busy with other things, but I am only asking for about 10-15 minutes of your time. If you decide to participate, which I hope you will, please be sure to read the informed consent located on the first page of the survey before you begin. Your time and input would be greatly appreciated. Here is the link to access the survey:

Thank You,

Chelsea Johnson

Chelsea D. Johnson, Junior
Business Administration Major (CIFS)
Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
2012 Student Marshal
McNair Scholar
4-H Mentor