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Panel Discussion: Addressing the Needs of Students from Underrepresented and Low Socioeconomic Backgrounds when Developing STEM-based Residential Programs

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2018 CoNECD - The Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity Conference

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Crystal City, Virginia

Publication Date

April 29, 2018

Start Date

April 29, 2018

End Date

May 2, 2018

Conference Session

Socioeconomic Track - Technical Session II

Tagged Topics

Diversity and Socio-Economic Status

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4

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https://peer.asee.org/29559

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Dawn Anita Hunter The University of Texas, Austin

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Dawn joined the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) in February 2016. She is responsible for recruitment, outreach, logistics and program implementation for broadening participation of underrepresented student in STEM. Before TACC, Dawn was the recruitment coordinator for the Equal Opportunity in Engineering (EOE) program at the UT Cockrell School of Engineering. In EOE, she managed and lead the outreach and recruitment efforts to increase the population of underrepresented minority students in engineering at UT Austin. Prior to UT, Dawn spent over 10 years holding positions such as Vehicle Development Engineer, Customer Service Engineer, and Product Development Engineer in the automotive industry while living in Michigan.

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Efren Enrique Dominguez University of Texas, Austin

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Mr. Enrique Dominguez is the Director of the Equal Opportunity in Engineering Program at the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. He has been Director for over 4 years and is currently the Region D Chair for the National Association for Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates (NAMEPA). Enrique graduated from the Cockrell School of Engineering with a Civil Engineering degree and pursued industry experience for seven years where he held positions such as Project Engineer, Lead University Recruiter, Logistics Engineer, Cost Engineer and Project Manager.

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Tricia S. Berry University of Texas, Austin

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Tricia Berry, Director of the Women in Engineering Program (WEP) at the University of Texas at Austin, is responsible for leading the efforts on recruitment and retention of women in the Cockrell School of Engineering. She concurrently serves as Director of the Texas Girls Collaborative Project, connecting Texas organizations, companies and individuals working to advance gender equity in science, technology, engineering and math fields. Berry received her B.S. Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Texas, Austin in May 1993 and her M.B.A. from the University of Houston, Clear Lake in May 1999. She has been a member of the Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN) since 2001, most recently serving on the WEPAN Board as President Elect, President and Past President from 2007 - 2010.

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Abstract

Exposure to STEM-based curricula is a documented need necessary for all students in order to succeed in a modernized workforce. Underrepresented and low socio-economic status (SES) students require additional support when creating targeted programs to meet their needs. When students feel supported by a community of individuals centered around student-to-student interactions, greater favorable outcomes have resulted. The panel will be comprised of leaders from the University of Texas at Austin’s Equal Opportunity in Engineering Program, Women in Engineering Program, and the Texas Advanced Computing Centers Outreach and Education Program. Each of these leaders have successfully hosted both residential and non-residential summer programs, which both provide exposure to STEM concepts and address the needs of underrepresented and low SES K-12 students.

Hunter, D. A., & Dominguez, E. E., & Berry, T. S. (2018, April), Panel Discussion: Addressing the Needs of Students from Underrepresented and Low Socioeconomic Backgrounds when Developing STEM-based Residential Programs Paper presented at 2018 CoNECD - The Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity Conference, Crystal City, Virginia. https://peer.asee.org/29559

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