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Tuesday, June 18 • 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Session 703: Developing Holistic Support Systems for Minority Students

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Successful programs targeting minorities utilize a multi-pronged strategy, including offering mentor support, strengthening teaching practices, and securing funding/grants from major corporations to support scholarships, summer research projects, and internships. This panel will examine the successful approaches to keeping and retaining minorities in STEM and discuss various strategies that are being implemented around the country.


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Carlos Rodriguez, Ph.D.

Principal Research Scientist, American Institutes for Research
Dr. Carlos Rodríguez is recognized as a national expert and scholar on equity, access and educational attainment of minority populations across the education spectrum. His research and evaluation expertise focuses on minority student success in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in the post-secondary arena. For the American Institutes for Research, as an NSF Principal Investigator, Dr. Rodríguez has led AIR... Read More →

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Benjamin Flores, Ph.D.

Dean of the Graduate School, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso
Dr. Benjamin C. Flores joined the faculty of the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) in 1990 after receiving his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University.   He is the Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.  Dr. Flores is an expert in retention strategies for non-traditional undergraduate and graduate students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics... Read More →
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Trevor Greene

Principal, Toppenish High School, Toppenish Washington
After 15 years in public education, Trevor Greene settled in to his current position serving a high-poverty, minority-majority population on the Yakama Indian Reservation (100% free/reduced priced meals; 95.6% Native American and Hispanic). Under his stewardship, Toppenish High School was honored with five Washington Achievement Awards, was recognized as a 2012 State STEM Lighthouse School, received the 2012 Stanley O. McNaughton Program Award... Read More →
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Mark B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.

President, Florida International University
Mark B. Rosenberg is the fifth president of Florida International University.  He brings over thirty-five years of experience in higher education leadership to this post.  The author of seven books and numerous scholarly articles on Latin America, Dr. Rosenberg was one of the principal architects of FIU's growth and expansion during the past decade and played a lead role in development of FIU's new Herbert Wertheim College of... Read More →
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Renetta Garrison Tull, Ph.D.

Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Student Development & Postdoctoral Affairs, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Renetta Garrison Tull is Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Student Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC: An Honors University in Maryland), where she co-leads the National Science Foundation’s PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP), and LSAMP’s Bridge to the Doctorate at UMBC. Tull earned the B.S. in Electrical... Read More →

Tuesday June 18, 2013 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Room 7