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".
2018 American Association of College and Universities Conference in Atlanta, GA
November 8-10, 2018
The team discussed lessons learned to date in enhancing STEM progress in Hispanic undergraduates at two-year and four-year colleges in a talk titled, " Working with What Works Clearinghouse Standards to evaluate designs for broadening participation."
2018 Metropolitan Association of College and University Biologists in Bayside, NY
October 27, 2018
2018 Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities in Atlanta, GA
October 6-8, 2018
The team joined a panel at HACU to tell the story of the first year partnership between two HSIs, QC and QCC, increasing student success in STEM at both institutions. The panel's title was, "STEM Bridges Across Eastern Queens: A Model Partnership"
Mentor poster presentations at undergraduate STEM conference at Queens College
May 11, 2018
The peer mentors from all redesigned courses at QC and QCC presented posters exploring their experiences working on the first year of the grant's redesign. Poster titles included:
"The role of biology peer mentors", "Peer Mentoring- Earth & Environmental Science", "The effect of PM socialization on retention rates in Gen. Chemistry", "Peer mentors as general student advisors", "Closer look into peer mentor influence", and "The impact of successful faculty-mentor relationship in chemistry courses."
PKAL Upstate NY Regional Network Meeting in Oneonta, NY
February 3, 2018
Two members of the team each presented posters at PKAL titled: "Using Peer Mentors to Enhance STEM Lab Performance: First Steps and Initial Findings" and "Changing Assessment Strategies to Help Improve Student Learning"
Webinar for the U.S. Department of Education
The team provided an overview of the grant and its activities and discussed implementation obstacles that had arisen so far. Team members also responded to questions from webinar participants around the country following the presentation.
Association of American Colleges and Universities in San Francisco, CA
November 2-4, 2017
The team presented two posters providing preliminary information about classroom observations and course redesign in Biology and Chemistry introductory courses at QC and QCC. "Bridging cross-campus faculty reflections to enhance instructional practices towards redesign of undergraduate STEM landing courses: Preliminary findings" and "Using observational tools to assess faculty and student behavior in STEM courses"
CUNY Coordinated Undergraduate Education Conference
May 5, 2017
The team introduced the grant project and provided preliminary data for feedback at the CUNY CUE Conference, hosted by the Borough of Manhattan Community College. This presentation focused on the ways that classroom observations could inform project goals of enriching landing and gateway STEM courses to enhance minority students’ academic outcomes.