8:00 – 9:00 Registration and Poster Set Up
9:00 – 10:00 Welcome
10:00 – 10:45 Keynote Speech: Retention and Persistence of URMs and Women in STEM
Dr. Susan Lord
10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 11:45 Panel — Academia: The Gap into Preparation
What are the issues preventing Hispanic students from remaining in STEM and graduating with a STEM degree?
Dr. Elsa Q. Villa
11:45 – 1:00 Lunch (North Academic Center Faculty Dining Room, CCNY)
1:00 – 2:15 Panel — Industry: The Gap into Employment
What are the issues affecting Hispanic student work readiness for STEM careers? 
 Juan Vazquez
 Deborah O’Connor
2:15 – 3:15 Break and Poster Session
3:15 – 4:15 Panel — Students: The Gap into Performance
How do current and former students perceive the issues affecting their educational success?
4:15 – 5:00 Break and Networking
5:00 First Day Ends
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