A Workshop for Women Faculty in STEM at Hispanic-serving Institutions


Las Vegas Hilton 3000 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV (702) 732-5111

July 30-31, 2010






7:00 PM     Early Registration and Reception                                                           Ballroom G


FRIDAY, July 30



8:30     Registration and Continental Breakfast                                                       Pavilion 11


8:45     Opening Plenary Session                                                                             Pavilion 11


                  Review of Workshop Purpose, Packet, Agenda, and Working Group Topics

               Shirley McBay, President, QEM Network


9:00      Plenary Session: Presentation on Related Research Findings

               Keynote Speaker:     Aida Hurtado, Professor, Department of Psychology

                                                University of California, Santa Cruz


9:30      Balancing Teaching and Research


               Martha Centeno, Associate Professor

                        Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

                        Florida International University

               Casonya Johnson, Associate Professor

                       Department of Biology

                       Georgia State University

               Discussion Facilitator: Monica Mitchell, President, MERAssociates


10:30                                       Break


10:45      Working Groups (Five) Meet [Topics 1,2,3,4, & 5]            Conference Rooms 4, 5, 6, 9, 10

               (See Working Group Assignment Sheet with Facilitators/Reporters Identified)


11:45      Plenary Session: Working Group Facilitators and Reporters                       Pavilion 11

                                    Identify Key Points from Discussions of Topics 1-5

               Discussion Facilitator: Diana Marinez, Professor Emeritus, Biochemistry and

                           Former Dean of the College of Science and Technology,
                           Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, and QEM Board Member


12:30      Buffet Lunch                                                                                                 Ballroom G

               with Table Discussion of Key Points reported for Topics 1-5


1:30          Plenary Session: Obstacles to/Opportunities for Quality Education            Pavilion 11

                                in STEM for Students from Diverse Backgrounds


                      Richard Alo, Professor

                    Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences

                    University of Houston Downtown

                                          Phyllis Nelson, Professor

                    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

                    California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

                Discussion Facilitator: Carlos Rodriguez, Principal Research Scientist

                                                     American Institute for Research


2:30     Break

2:45      Working Groups (Five) Meet [Topics 6,7,8,9, & 10] Conference Rooms 4, 5, 6, 9, 10

               (See Working Group Assignment Sheet with Facilitators/Reporters Identified)

3:45      Plenary Session: Working Group Facilitators and Reporters Identify          Pavilion 11

                                    Key Points from Discussions of Topics 6-10

               Discussion Facilitator: Diana Marinez, QEM Board Member


4:30      Two Concurrent Sessions

               Session I: Participants with Active Research Projects/Interests                   Pavilion 11

                        Discuss their Areas of Research Interest and Potential Funding Sources

               Session Facilitators: Carla Mattos, Associate Professor

                                                            Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry

                                                            North Carolina State University

                                                Martha Centeno, Florida International University


               Session II: Participants with Current Education Outreach Initiatives           Pavilion 6

                        Discuss their Outreach Efforts and Potential Funding Sources

               Session Facilitators: Monica Mitchell, MERAssociates

                                                Casonya Johnson, Georgia State University


6:00      Dinner on Your Own






8:30     Continental Breakfast                                                                                   Pavilion 11


9:00     Plenary Session                                                                                            Pavilion 11

              Promotion, Salary, Tenure Policies, and Other Forms of Recognition


                  Josephine Davis, Professor

                        Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

                        Fort Valley State University, and former President, York College

                  Fatima Goss Graves, Vice President for Education and Employment  
                        National Women's Law Center 

               Discussion Facilitator: Carlos Rodriguez, American Institutes for Research


10:30     Break


10:45     Plenary Session

               Keynote Speaker: Balancing Work and Family Demands

                                    Arcelia Hurtado, Executive Director

                                    Equal Rights Advocates

               Discussion Facilitator: Monica Mitchell, MERAssociates


11:30      Plenary Session

               Topic: The Persistence of Women of Color in STEM Fields - What Research Tells Us

                           Lorelle Espinosa, Director of Policy and Strategic Initiatives

                           Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP



12:15      Buffet Lunch                                                                                                 Ballroom G

               Group Discussion: Enhancing the Climate on My Campus for Women STEM Faculty

                        -Steps Participants from Two-Year Institutions Plan to Take

                        -Steps Participants from Four-Year Institutions Plan to Take

               Discussion Facilitator: Carlos Rodriguez, American Institutes for Research


2:00      Group Discussion                                                                                        Pavilion 11

               Topic: Contents of Workshop Report and Dissemination Plan

               Discussion Facilitator: J. Arthur Jones, Senior Associate, QEM Network


2:30      Adjournment