“We all know that there’s plenty of evidence that if you teach STEM a little bit differently, where your mind-set is not that of a gatekeeper … but your mind-set is to teach, students actually succeed. Everybody in the community is going to benefit, because we’re not just going to teach better to Latino students, we’re going to teach better to every student at Queens College.”

"STEM plays an important role in our city, state, and nation and will continue to do so in the future. […] It is crucial that we attract students to the STEM fields, especially traditionally underrepresented students.”

Dr. Soule and students from the SEES department at Queens College conducted experiments in Antarctica this winter. HSI STEM is proud to have Dr. Soule as a faculty redesign instructor and even more proud that some students with him in Antarctica, Lauren & Emilio, are members of our Peer Mentor group.

"Right now we are fighting a 50 knot wind and dodging an eleven mile long iceberg that has parked itself in the middle of our experiment. Our experiment is wrapping up and we are preparing for the transit across the Drake Passage around Cape Horn. Despite some adverse conditions, experiment has been a success and we have seen some amazing sights."

Dax Soule, QC SEES Dept., Feb, 2019

Upcoming Presentations!

17th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education in Honolulu, HI

January 5-8, 2019

The HSI-STEM Team will present two posters titled: "The impact of peer mentors on student performance in introductory STEM courses" and "Classroom behaviors of instructors and students in introductory math courses: A comparison of four-year and two-year colleges".