CONFERENCE SCHEDULE, MAY 24, 2018

9:00 – 9:40 Welcome
9:40 – 10:20 Technology Plus: Supplementing Classroom Education
How can computers assist students’ comprehension of classroom material?
Dr. K. Andrew Parker
10:20 – 11:00 Using Social Media to Build STEM Community
How has/could social media been used to build learning communities in STEM education,
and how it can be used to enhance access and learning at urban commuter schools?
Dr. Renetta Tull
Dr. Matthew K. Gold
11:00 – 11:15 Break
11:15 – 11:55 Experiential Learning and MakerSpaces
How has project-based learning been leveraged to increase student learning and workforce readiness?
Victoria Bill
Dr. Mohamed Haroun
11:55 – 12:35 Research Experiences and Internships:
How can students gain additional skills outside of the classroom?
Dr. Reza Khanbilvardi
Dr. Manuel Jiménez
12:35 – 12:45 Importance of Assessment in Interventions
Dr. Dawn Horton
12:45 – 2:00 Lunch
2:00 – 3:45 Concurrent Breakout Sessions
What possibilities exist in each area to improve URM student achievement?
Non-Academic Assistance
Teaching Technology
Internships and Projects
Remediation
3:45 – 4:00 Break
4:00 – 4:30 STEM Student Testimonial
The inspirational story of a successful Hispanic STEM professional from an urban college
4:30 – 5:15 Break and Networking
 6:00 – 8:00  Conference Dinner
Dr. Jim Lewis
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