Friday, May 26th, 2017 at Condado Plaza, Miramar Ballroom




Registration will start at 7:30 am in the Miramar Ballroom


Culturally Sensitive Strategies Proven to Increase the Latin@ Retention and Graduation Rates

Professionals from the PKAL Puerto Rican branch and the Alliance for Minority Participation are joining efforts to showcase the best practices in research education to foster the retention of undergraduate students in STEM with culturally-sensitive approaches. Professors and students from Puerto Rico will be able to network with peers from other Hispanic Serving Institutions for, the utmost goals, writing new grants.

First 100 Faculties' & 25 Students' Registrations are Free!

Register today, click the following link:

For more information contact:
Lilliam Casillas-Martinez, PhD.
Associate Dean of Science and Technology,
UPR-Humacao: 787-850-9343 



Ingredients for Effective Educational Interventions to Increase Latin@ Persistence in STEM
Assistant Professor Social and Behavioral Sciences
University of California
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Student-Centered Teaching: Designing your Course Methods, Assignments and Assessments to Optimize Latin@s' Opportunity to Learn
Professor of Neurobiology
University of Texas
 New Funding Opportunities at NSF Addressing Equity and Inclusiveness in STEM
Program Director, Directorate of Computer & Information Science & Engineering
National Science Foundation
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   Implementation of the Small World Initiative to Empower Latin@s into STEM
Dr. Barral: Assistant Professor Mathematics & Natural Sciences at National University
Dr. Casillas: Associate Dean of Research Affairs at University of Puerto Rico
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   It's a Long but Possible Road for Latin@s: From no College Aspiration to College Success
Dr. Rivera & Prof. Cruz: Professors Social Sciences
Dr. Rolon: Professor Comparative Literature and Humanities
University of Puerto Rico
Integrating Representations to Teach Scientific Concepts to Improve Latin@s Enggement and Inclusion in STEM

Assistant Professors
Chemistry & Physics
University of Puerto Rico

Design of Gender Equity Activities to Allure Latinas into Computational Science
Assistant Professor
Computer Sciences
University of Puerto Rico
A Comprehensive Academic Support Program for Students with Educational Barriers

Dr. Gonzalez: Associate Professor Biological Sciences
Dr. Quiñones: Lecturer of Biological Sciences
California State University



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