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The OLLU Center for Mexican American Studies and Research (CMASR) seeks papers and posters for its 11th Annual Conference. The Student Scholarly and Creative Activity Symposium will be held on Thursday, March 27, 2014 and the "STEAM Institute" and Scholarly Research will be held on Friday, March 28, 2014 at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas.

Papers and posters addressing any of the following strands/topics are invited:

Undergraduate/Graduate Student Scholarly and Creative Activity Symposium 
Thursday, March 27

Open to a range of scholarly and creative works. Preference given to STEAM disciplines and culturally relevant research topics and issues. We strongly encourage papers or posters prepared by undergraduate and graduate students which reflect scholarly and creative works by Mexican American scholars and/or on subjects relevant to Mexican American culture.  

 STEAM Institute
Friday, March 28

A professional development program for faculty/staff/administrators in Educational settings.The Institute will include featured keynote speakers, invited panelists and peer-reviewed papers. Proposed topics for the STEAM Institute include:


      Research and Creative Activity in STEAM fields; Interdisciplinary works: Faculty scholars' research or creative works in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts or Math. Discipline-specific or Interdisciplinary works. Cultural relevance/emphasis in STEAM

      Secondary and Post-secondary Education: Trends, patterns and "effective practices" leading to degree completion in STEAM fields; student preparation and support curriculum; leadership in higher education; strategies for recruiting and increasing graduates in STEAM fields; engaging in pedagogies in STEAM fields; trends/effective strategies for reaching first-generation, Hispanic, and/or Mexican American students

      Services in Community: Promoting collaborative and cooperative partnerships between community organizations, K-12 schools, and post-secondary educational institutions; community services in health and social services; leadership in community. Agencies and organizations supporting STEAM fields 

      Representation in STEAM organizations, issues, and leadership: Inclusivity and centrality of cultural representation in professional and community organizations; representation and inclusion in research; representation and visibility in leadership roles; strategies to enhance representation of diverse communities. 

      Religion, Spirituality and Culture: Culture and spirituality; religion and cultural relevance; cultural and ethnic identity; healing, spirituality and science; expressive arts

      Language and Culture- Resources and Competencies: Critical resources for enhancing STEAM research and cultural relevance; cultural competence in STEAM disciplines. 

                                     Submission Guidelines

Paper and poster presentations at the CMASR conference should be completed scholarly or creative works. Abstracts should be between 75 and 150 words, and may include descriptions of the research or creative activity. All abstracts must be submitted electronically. Paper presentations will range from 10 to 15 minutes. AV equipment will be available at each session, at no charge.

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Submissions will undergo a peer review process. Notification of acceptance will be sent by February 17, 2014.

For more information, please contact:
Steve Wise, MA, MLIS
Phone: 210-431-4118


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