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