Florida-Caribbean Louis Stokes Regional Center of Excellence: 2022 Virtual Mindsets for STEM Confere

Starts:  Jul 13, 2022 09:00 AM (ET)
Ends:  Jul 15, 2022 05:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  NSF INCLUDES National Network

Call for Session Proposals

2022 Mindsets for STEM Virtual Conference: Exploring Mindset Theory, Intervention, and Practice

Conference Objectives:

  1. Highlight successful mindset and psychosocial interventions, strategies and programs that promote student success in STEM.

  2. Include STEM faculty, administrators and teachers in a collaborative process to review, improve and adopt FL-C LSRCE research activities and customized interventions.

  3. Spotlight Book Sections for open discussion: 1) Faculty Professional Development 2) Student Factors in STEM Learning 3) Intervention Theory and 4) Intervention Impacts on STEM Student Persistence.

  4. Facilitate opportunities for STEM administrators, faculty and teachers to develop cross-sector partnerships to implement psychosocial interventions and faculty development that cultivate growth mindsets in STEM: Growth Mindset Ambassadors.

Conference Themes:

  1. Faculty Professional Development: To explore the critical role of faculty professional development in creating learning environments that support STEM students’ academic and psychosocial development through modeled growth among faculty.

  2. Student Factors in STEM Learning: To discuss student-level factors that interventions may target among STEM students to improve academic performance, retention and career readiness.

  3. Intervention Theory: To equip participants with information and insight into theoretical models for psychosocial interventions in STEM classrooms and faculty development.

  4. Intervention Impacts of STEM Student Persistence: Exploration of strategies employed in formal and informal STEM learning spaces to promote student performance and the lessons learned from implementing and scaling psychosocial and mindset interventions.

Presentation Types:

  • Paper Presentation: Give a 45-minutes presentation followed by a 15-minute discussion. These are the more traditional 45-minutes presentations. We encourage all presenters to make their talks interactive to ensure full engagement of the participants.

  • “Birds of a Feather” Presentation: The presenter proposes a topic and leads a “round-table” discussion. In “Birds of a feather” sessions, faculty or administration participate in a discussion about a specific topic within the 4 conference themes.


    Identity stereotyping
    Growth mindset teaching
    COVID impact (struggles/innovations)
    Practitioner researchers

    Demonstration Presentation: The presenters demonstrate a specific technique or approach they use in the classroom that addresses psychosocial themes such as identity stereotyping, growth mindset teaching, or microaggressions.

  • DEADLINE: May 13.

  • QUESTIONS? Contact us here.


Online Instructions:


Lawanda Cummings