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Board 349: NSF INCLUDES ALRISE Alliance : Accelerate Latinx Representation in STEM Education.

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2023 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Baltimore , Maryland

Publication Date

June 25, 2023

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June 25, 2023

End Date

June 28, 2023

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NSF Grantees Poster Session

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Diversity and NSF Grantees Poster Session

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Anna C Tanguma-Gallegos Arizona State University

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Anna Tanguma-Gallegos is a Ph.D. Candidate and Research Program Manager, at the Center for Broadening Participation in STEM at Arizona State University, has over 15 years of experience in higher education and medical research. Her research experience in higher education includes a STEM focus on minoritized groups and Hispanic Serving Institutions. Medical research experience includes cognitive virtual patient simulation technology, Chronic pain, and Opioid use which also requires an understanding of mapping and migrating data. With a love of data, Anna digs deep into targets, programs, and operations to improve, optimize, and ensure services to minority groups. She has published papers and presented at national higher education and medicine conferences.

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Caroline VanIngen-Dunn Arizona State University

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Caroline VanIngen-Dunn is Director of the Center for Broadening Participation in STEM at Arizona State University where she is leading the Center’s effort to create inclusive STEM environments for students who use the community college system and to provide access along their pathway to achieving their credentials, degrees, and jobs. She is Principal Investigator of a $10M NSF INCLUDES Alliance to Accelerate Latinx Representation in STEM Education (ALRISE) with institutional intentionality and capacity building for experiential learning. She serves on the University of Iowa College of Engineering Advisory Board, and on several Workforce Development and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) committees.

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Cynthia Kay Pickering Arizona State University Orcid 16x16

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Cynthia Pickering is a PhD Candidate and Researcher for the Center for Broadening Participation in STEM at Arizona State University. Cynthia has 35 years of experience working in industry with demonstrated technical leadership in software development, artificial intelligence, information technology architecture / engineering, and collaboration systems research. Cynthia is currently studying Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society in ASU’s College of Global Futures. She practices Socio-technical Integration Research as an embedded social scientist who collaboratively works with technologists (STEM students, STEM faculty, and Tech Companies) to increase reflexive learning during technology development and implementation to pro-actively consider the impact of technology decisions on local communities and society at large. This work creates spaces and processes to explore technology innovation and its consequences in an open, inclusive and timely way.

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The overarching broadening participation challenge addressed by the NSF INCLUDES ALRISE Alliance is to accelerate Latinx representation in STEM education. Target audiences and Alliance members are Latinx STEM students and educators (faculty, staff, and administration) at 2-yr and 4-yr Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs). The approach to addressing this challenge includes professional development for faculty, staff, and industry to serve Latinx students with intentionality, harnessing Latinx students’ assets and creating a more welcoming environment that fosters reproducible success through culturally- responsive Undergraduate Research and Work-based experiential learning.

This poster will describe the components of the ALRISE Alliance framework of regional hubs, how they were implemented, what challenges we encountered, how we had to adjust, and what has been achieved to date. Key aspects include a Regional Hubs Manager who coaches Regional Hub leads and their full-time coordinators, all of whom are building relationships with the leads of STEM faculty/staff Teams representing the HSIs by region. Local STEM Team meetings, Regional Hub meetings, and national convenings all lend to the communications strategy to engage at the individual, institutional, and network levels. Adjustments from deadline-driven activities to competency-driven deliverables reflected the need to meet HSIs where they are, just as faculty and staff are asked to meet their students where they are. Finally, work-based and undergraduate research-based experiences repositories complemented with culturally-responsive instruction are being made easily accessible.

Tanguma-Gallegos, A. C., & VanIngen-Dunn, C., & Pickering, C. K. (2023, June), Board 349: NSF INCLUDES ALRISE Alliance : Accelerate Latinx Representation in STEM Education. Paper presented at 2023 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Baltimore , Maryland. 10.18260/1-2--42978

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