Program: PKAL Regional Network Meeting
THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2016
Welcome and logistics for the day - Educational Nano-Hackaton
Lilliam Casillas, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research and Technology, University of Puerto Rico-Humacao.
Keynote Speaker –The TIDES initiative as a central aspect of an equal kaleidoscope image
Kelly Mack, Ph.D., Vice President and Executive Director, Project Kaleidoscope, American Association of Colleges and Universities
10:15- 11:00 am
Implementation of the Small World Initiative to create equity and improve critical thinking skills in the undergraduate classroom.
Esther Vega, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biology, UPR-Humacao.
11:00 am- 11:45 am
Teaching gender issues transcends the undergraduate classroom
Rafael Diaz Torres, M.S., Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences, UPR-Humacao.
¿Trabajamos Juntos? Lunch
Strategies to improve computational skills of biology students through revamping of core courses
Denny Fernandez, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biology, UPR-Humacao
Include girls and SHILAC: Initiatives to recruit more Latinas into Computational Sciences
Patricia Ordonez, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Sciences, UPR-Rio Piedras
¿Trabajamos Juntos 2? Break
Beginning of Educational Nano Hackaton
Organizers: Patricia Ordonez, Ph.D. and Denny Fernandez, Ph.D.
Assembly of teams for brainstorming
Reception – assignment of duties for 3 minute presentations
FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2016
Welcome and logistics for the day
Lilliam Casillas, Ph.D. Associate Dean for Research and Technology, UPR-Humacao.
Keynote Speaker – Latinas in Technology and the Tecnolochicas Program
Ruthe Farmer, MBA., Chief Strategy & Growth Officer, Director of K-12 Alliance, National Center for Women Information Technology (NCWIT)
Do we have equity at Hispanic Serving Institutions and Historically Black Colleges?
Orlando Taylor, Ph.D., Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Research, Fielding Graduate University
11:15 am- 12:00 pm
Cybernetic girls can be pinky: An empowering program to allure biology majors into computational biology
Wilson González-Espada, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Physics and Science Education, Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics, Morehead State University
¿Estamos listos? Lunch
Cienciapr.org a Latino cybernetic tool for equal access to achieve academic excellence in STEM fields
Giovanna Guerrero, Ph.D., Executive Director, Ciencia Puerto Rico, Yale Educacional Center
¡Si se puede! Break
Educational Nano-Hackaton - Finishing team presentations
5:00- 7:00 pm
Educational Nano-Hackaton -Three-minute presentations
Viernes Social Award Ceremony