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NSF HSI PROMISE CONFERENCE “Providing Resources and Opportunities for Minorities in STEM Education”

In collaboration with Texas Hispanic Serving Institutions Consortium

                     Laredo, Texas             

March 21-23, 2018


First Day         Wednesday, March 21, 2018

6:00 p.m.        Working at Networking Meet and Greet -Laredo Community College Environmental Science Center

Second Day    Thursday, March 22, 2018

8:30 a.m.       Survey for Quantitative

9:15 a.m.       Opening Dr. Nora R. Garza, President TXHSIC

Welcome by Dr. Ricardo J. Solis, President of Laredo Community College.

9:45 a.m.       Keynote: Dr. Laura Rendón University of Texas San  Antonio- “Científicos Latinx: The Untold Story of Underserved Student Success In STEM”

10:15 a.m.     Plenaries with Q&A and Discussion

Dr. Ann Q. Gates-University of Texas El Paso Affinity Research Groups

Dr. Selina Mireles-Dean of the College of Education-University of Texas Permian Basin

11:30- 1:00 p.m.         Network Lunch

1:15 p.m.       Caroline VanIngen-Dunn presenting NSF Kick Starter efforts meeting with KickStarter colleges across the United States via teleconference

2:15 p.m.       Dr. Marie Mora, PIs for ADVANCE grant at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

3:15 p.m.       Dr. Nora R. Garza Lessons Learned STEM III LEAPS grant:  “Leadership Excellence and Academic Preparation in STEM

  • Input gathering in the proposed formats by evaluators from University of Texas San Antonio Rendón, Nora, Kanagala throughout the conference
  • Presentations by different colleges and universities from proposal
  • Requests

4:15 p.m.       Wrap Up for Thursday

Evening Event- Texas A&M International University Planetarium

Third Day    Friday, March 23, 2018

9:00 a.m.   Welcome to Texas A&M International University

9:15 a.m.   Dr. Hoonandara Goonatilake-“Noyce Teaching scholarships grant from NSF”

  • Noyce Student Input

10:00a.m.      Dr. Alicia Gonzalez-Quiroz-Laredo Community College: “Successful Summer Bridge Programs”

10:30 a.m.     NSF Programs in support of Hispanic Serving Institutions


12:00             LUNCH

1:30 p.m.       Consortium Meeting

2:30 p.m.       Wrap Up Review of Efforts and Sharing of Preliminary Report to

share with NSF

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