NSF INCLUDES Symposium for Advancing Latinas in STEM Academic Careers (May 28th-May 29th)

Starts:  May 28, 2020 3:00 PM (CT)
Ends:  May 29, 2020 4:00 PM (CT)
Associated with  NSF INCLUDES National Network
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS & PANELISTS
May 28-29, 2020
South Padre Island, Texas

Keynote Speakers
Dr. Virginia Valian, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Hunter College
Dr. Abigail J. Stewart, Distinguished Professor of Psychology & Women's Studies, University of Michigan


The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) is pleased to announce the call for presentations and panelists for the 2020 NSF INCLUDES Symposium for ADVANCING Latinas in STEM Academic Careers. Featuring keynote speakers, scholarly presentations, and interactive sessions/panels, this symposium (funded by the National Science Foundation) addresses the challenges, opportunities, best practices, and lessons learned regarding the success of Latinas in academic and professional careers in Science (including Social Science), Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) careers. This year’s Symposium builds on the 2019 Symposium that shared cutting-edge research in broadening Latina participation in STEM & brought STEM Latinas together from multiple institutions of higher education to collectively share their experiences. The 2020 symposium continues this focus on broadening the participation and advancement of Latinas in STEM with the goal of enacting collective and sustainable action to enhance participation and success.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Pipelines & Pathways
  • STEAM (STEM & Arts/Humanities synergies)
  • Innovation, Entrepreneurship, & Leadership
  • Recruitment, Retention, & Climate

We welcome participation from faculty and administrators whose work centers on STEM equity, as well as members from the NSF INCLUDES network, ADVANCE network, other NSF Broadening Participation programs, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, as well as members from institutions & organizations focused on inclusion and diversity in STEM.

For full consideration, proposals should be submitted to advance@utrgv.edu by January 31, 2020. For presentations (including posters), the proposals should include your name, affiliation, full contact information, project title, and an abstract of 75-200 words. For panelists, please include your name, affiliation, full contact information, project title, and your brief biography and topics of interest (combined, 75-200 words).

Travel Support: There will not be a registration fee, although participants will be required to register due to space constraints. Meals and refreshments will be provided during the symposium. Subject to availability of funds, presenters and panelists may request travel support from the symposium organizers. Also subject to availability of funds, an additional funding competition may be announced in early Spring 2020 to support graduate student attendance at the symposium.

The 2020 NSF INCLUDES Symposium for ADVANCING Latinas in STEM Academic Careers is funded through NSF INCLUDES & sponsored by UTRGV's NSF ADVANCE Program in partnership with the UTRGV Women’s Faculty Network; Latina Researcher's Network (LRN); Latinas in Earth & Planetary Sciences (GeoLatinas); and Latinas in STEM. For additional information, go to www.utrgv.edu/NSFINCLUDES or contact Dr. Marci R. McMahon (NSF INCLUDES Administrative Fellow) at marci.mcmahon@utrgv.edu.