Preliminary Program

Puerto Rico PKAL Regional Network Meeting
Culturally Sensitive Strategies Proven to Increase the Retention and Graduation Rates for Undergraduate Latinos 
Date: Friday, May 26, 2017
Location:
Condado Plaza Hilton

 

8:00-9:00 am
Breakfast, Welcome, Logistics, and Pre-Evaluation
 
9:00-9:15 am
Welcome and Logistics for the Day
 
9:15-10:15 am
Keynote Address
Ingredients for effective educational interventions to increase Latinopersistence in STEM
Mica Estrada, PhD., Assistant Professor, Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of California, San Francisco; Director of Climate Education Partners,University of San Diego
 
10:15-10:30 am
Break
 
10:30 am-12:00 pm
Workshop Sessions I
 
Workshop A: Student-Centered Teaching: Designing your course methods, assignments and assessments to optimize LATINOs’ opportunity to learn.
Edwin J. Barea–Rodriguez, PhD. Professor of Neurobiology and Associate Dean for Student Success and Instructional Innovation, College of Sciences, University of Texas at San Antonio
 
Workshop B: Integrating Representations to Teach Scientific Concepts to Improve Latinos Engagement and Inclusion in STEM
Zuleika Medina, PhD., Assistant Professor, Chemistry, University of Puerto Rico-Humacao and Edgardo L. Ortiz-Nieves, MS, Assistant Professor, Physics, University of Puerto Rico -Cayey
 
Workshop C: Design of Gender equity activities to allure Latinas into Computational Science
Patricia Ordonez, PhD., Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras
 
12:00-1:30 pm
Lunch and Networking Sessions
Challenges to establish equity at Hispanic Serving Institutions 
 
1:30-3:00 pm
Workshop Sessions II
 
Workshop A: Student-Centered Teaching: Designing your course methods, assignments and assessments to optimize LATINOs’ opportunity to learn
Edwin J. Barea–Rodriguez, PhD., Professor of Neurobiology and Associate Dean for Student Success and Instructional Innovation, College of Sciences, University of Texas at San Antonio
 
Workshop B: Implementation of the Small World Initiative to empower Latin@s into STEM
Ana Maria Barral, PhD. Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, National University and Lilliam Casillas, PhD., Associate Dean of Research Affairs, University of Puerto Rico- Humacao
 
Workshop C: It’s a long but possible road for Latinos: from no college aspiration to college success 
Viviana Cruz, PhD., Assistant Professor, Social Sciences Department; Ivelisse Rivera, PhD., Assistant Professor, Social Sciences Department, University of Puerto Rico-Humacao and Lissette Rolón Collazo, PhD., Professor, Humanities Department, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez
 
Workshop D: Science Educational Equity (SEE) Program - a comprehensive academic support program for students with educational barriers
Enid T. Gónzalez-Orta, PhD, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences and Semarhy Quinones-Soto, PhD., Lecturer of Biological Sciences, California State University, Sacramento
 
3:00-4:00 pm
New funding opportunities at NSF addressing Equity and Inclusiveness in STEM
Kamau Bobb, PhD., Program Director, Directorate of Computer and Information Science and Engineering, National Science Foundation
 
4:00-4:15 pm
Break
 
4:15-5:00 pm
Closing Remarks
Kelly Mack, PhD., Vice President for Undergraduate STEM Education and Executive Director of Project Kaleidoscope, Association of American Colleges and Universities