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STEAM Institute Schedule

Friday, March 28, 2014

Note: All STEAM Institute events will take place in Providence Hall, Blue Room (unless otherwise noted).

Time  Event
8:30-9 a.m.  Breakfast and Registration - Providence Hall, West Social Room
9-9:15 a.m. Opening remarks and introductions
9:15-10 a.m. 
OLLU Alumni Panel:
Sophia E. Piña, PhD - Assistant Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical Science- UT Health Science Center at San Antonio

Frank C. Gonzales Jr. - QC Stability, Supervisor - DPT Laboratories

Jeannette Wong, OD - Senior Clinical Instructor - Rosenberg School of Optometry, University of the Incarnate Word 

10-10:45 a.m.
"New MCAT areas of competence: How will the 'Arts' transform the MCAT exam and student preparations for the health professions?" - Susan Murphy, PhD, OLLU 

11-11:45 a.m.
"Collaborative learning workshop teaching methods in STEM disciplines" - Dr. Brian Mc Burnett, University of the Incarnate Word

11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch (Providence Hall, West Social Room)
1-1:45 p.m.
"Improving Hispanic student participation, achievement, and advancement in STEM courses and careers" - Dr. Haidee Williams, Texas Hispanic STEM Alliance 

2-2:45 p.m.
"Concientización of Bilingual Mexican American Students in professional training programs: Reconnecting to our Linguistic Raíces"
Ezequiel Pena, PhD, OLLU
Yolanda Rodriguez-Escobar, PhD, OLLU
Mary Ruth Fernandez, PhD, OLLU
Belinda Schouten, PhD, OLLU
Maribel Larraga, PhD, OLLU
Cynthia Gonzalez, PhD, OLLU

3-3:45 p.m.
"Selective acculturation and Hispanic college student engagement"
Renelinda Arana, PhD, OLLU
Steve Blanchard, PhD, OLLU

   



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