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700: Underrepresented Populations: An Untapped Resource [clear filter]
Tuesday, June 18

9:45am CDT

Session 701: We Don’t Hate Math: Closing the Gender Gap

Though women represent half the workforce, they still fill less than a quarter of the jobs in traditional STEM fields. Experts have many theories on the actions that need to be taken to help girls develop an interest in and build their confidence in the STEM disciplines, which have been traditionally male.  From revising workplace structures and providing more role models to encouraging parents and society as a whole to relinquish deep-seated and unconscious biases about girls and science and math, panelists will discuss how schools, communities, businesses, and families are inspiring and supporting girls interested in pursuing STEM subjects.


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Skylar Jackson

External Communication and Program Director, Entertainment Industries Council (EIC)
Skylar presently serves as External Communications and Program Director for the Entertainment Industries Council (EIC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to bridging communications between the entertainment industry’s creative community and health and social policy issues. She... Read More →

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Jully Burau

Chief Engineer, Full Size Trucks, General Motors
Jully Burau began her career with General Motors in 1975 as a General Motors Institute (now Kettering) co-op student with Buick Motor Division. Since that time, Jully has had a varied background within Engineering from developing GM’s first 1980’s airbag programs, to brake system... Read More →
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Darlene M. Miller

President and CEO, Permac Industries
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Maria T. Zuber, Ph.D.

Vice President for Research E. A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Maria T. Zuber is the Vice President for Research and the E. A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Zuber has been involved in more than half a dozen NASA planetary missions aimed at mapping the Moon, Mars, Mercury and several asteroids... Read More →
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Erika Ebbel Angle, Ph.D.

CEO and Founder, Science from Scientists
Dr. Erika Ebbel Angle received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Boston University School of Medicine. She holds a BS from MIT. Erika is the founder and CEO of Science from Scientists (www.sciencefromscientists.org) a 501(c)3 nonprofit whose mission is to promote student interest in... Read More →

Tuesday June 18, 2013 9:45am - 10:45am CDT
Ballroom A

4:15pm CDT

Session 703: Developing Holistic Support Systems for Minority Students

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →

Tuesday June 18, 2013 4:15pm - 5:15pm CDT
Room 7
Wednesday, June 19

10:00am CDT

Session 704: Overcoming Barriers for Students with Disabilities

Until recently, many students with disabilities such as cerebral palsy, autism, and Asperger’s syndrome found themselves faced with nearly insurmountable barriers when considering STEM careers. But increasingly diverse strategies are being employed to bring down these barriers, including the development of new assistive technologies. Various organizations are developing programs to help train teachers to work with students with disabilities, setting up mentoring programs, and promoting the use and development of the assistive technologies. This panel will feature innovative methods, practices, and programs that assist students with disabilities in STEM education.


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Richard A. Weibl

Director, Project on Science, Technology and Disability American Association for the Advancement of Science
Richard (Ric) Weibl is director of the Center for Careers in Science and Technology and director of the Project on Science, Technology, and Disability at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).  His work in both roles focuses on the education, training and... Read More →

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J. Phillip King, P.E., Ph.D.

Professor and Associate Department Head, Department of Civil Engineering, New Mexico State University
Dr. King is a Professor and Associate Department Head in the Civil Engineering Department at New Mexico State University, where he has been since 1990.  He specializes in water resources engineering, and his research has included irrigation, hydrology, and water quality studies of... Read More →
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Margo Vreeburg Izzo, Ph.D.

Professor and Program Director, Ohio State University Nisonger Center
Dr. Vreeburg Izzo is Professor and Program Director for the Special Education and Transition area at the Nisonger Center, a University Center of Excellence on Disabilities at the Ohio State University.  With over 33 years experience in the special education field, Dr. Vreeburg Izzo... Read More →
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Henry “Hoby” Wedler

Chemistry Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Davis
Henry Wedler was born and raised in Petaluma, California, a small town about 40 miles North of San Francisco. Henry is now a graduate student at the University of California, Davis, working towards his Ph.D. in organic chemistry. Inspired by programs offered by the National Federation... Read More →

Wednesday June 19, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
Room 7