Powering Up program made possible by National Science Foundation grant.
Professor looks at risk factors, intervention.
Psychology professor seeks to find a cause and cure for victimization.
Bullying has been directly correlated to lower attendance rates, increased high school drop out rates, lower college enrollment rates, and in some horrific instances, suicide. Dr. Leslie Echols believes that victims need a personal response and is working on a research project entitled “Are fast friends slow to bully?” that could serve as a preventative measure.