Day 1 (MAY 23, 2018)
Keynote Speech: Retention and Persistence of URMs and Women in STEM
Dr. Susan Lord
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
Panel — Industry: The Gap into Employment
What are the issues affecting Hispanic student work readiness for STEM careers? 
 Juan Vazquez
 Deborah O’Connor
Day 2 (MAY 24, 2018)
Technology Plus: Supplementing Classroom Education
How can computers assist students’ comprehension of classroom material?
Dr. K. Andrew Parker
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
Experiential Learning and MakerSpaces
How has project-based learning been leveraged to increase student learning and workforce readiness?
Victoria Bill
Dr. Mohamed Haroun
Research Experiences and Internships:
How can students gain additional skills outside of the classroom?
Dr. Reza Khanbilvardi
Dr. Manuel Jiménez
Importance of Assessment in Interventions
Dr. Dawn Horton
 Conference Dinner
Dr. Jim Lewis
Day 3 (MAY 25, 2018) - NSF Grantwriting Workshop
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