Students attend college for enlightenment, and professors teach in colleges because of their love of learning.   However, there is a cause that brings the two groups together that overrides nearly every other concern:  preparing students to graduate and take their places in academia, business, or entrepreneurship.

Dr. Ivonne Santiago of the University of Texas at El Paso will lead a panel of employers, recruiters, and placement counselors in an exploration of what it takes for a student to be successfully considered for a STEM career, including:

  • The skills and/or assets that students, particularly minority students, should have, and whether those skills and assets are in fact present; and
  • What can or should be done to prepare the students, if indeed there is a deficit.

All conference attendees will be able to add their insight and ask questions of the panelists.

MODERATOR:
DR. IVONNE SANTIAGO
CLINICAL PROFESSOR, CIVIL ENGINEERING
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO

PANELISTS:
DR. MARIA STEIN, NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
CLARA LUCIO, JOPWELL
JOHAN TOLOSA, CONSOLIDATED EDISON
JUAN VAZQUEZ, CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK
GREG CHAPPELLE, UNITED STATES ARMY
DEBORAH O’CONNOR, METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

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