NSF HSI National STEM Resource Hub Virtual Events: Spring 2021

2021 Spring & Summer Webinar Series
The NSF HSI STEM Resource Hub hosts grant writing webinars to support efforts for those planning on writing their first grant or engaged in writing a grant for submission. The series features speakers and panelists who share important information for writing a competitive grant. Drs. Martha Desmond and. Delia Valles, HSI STEM Hub leadership, also host live help sessions where they answer questions posed by grant-writers.  The HSI STEM Hub recommends participation in these webinars if you are currently writing a proposal or are interested in grant writing.

Friday, March 5, 3 PM EST: Pre- and Post-Award Management: Tips for Principal Investigators and Sponsored Research Offices

Jannele L. Gosey is a Grants Management Specialist at the National Science Foundation who facilitates the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) and the Division of Human Resource Development (HRD) portfolios. She administers the grants, cooperative agreements, and fellowships for Top 150, HBCU, Tribal and Native American, Community College and Hispanic Serving Institutions. She has been employed at the National Science Foundation for 24 years, all within the Directorate for Budget, Finance, and Award. Her previous positions include Senior Payroll Technician in the Division of Financial Management (8 years), Contracts Specialist in the Division of Acquisitions and Cooperative Support (13 years), and Grants Management Specialist in the Division of Grants and Agreements (3 years).
She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bowie State University and a Master of Arts in Procurement and Acquisitions Management from Webster University in 2014.
Friday, April 9, 3 PM EST: Evaluation as a Strength of Your Grant Proposal

Rachel Boren earned her Ph.D. in Educational Research, Statistics, and Evaluation from the University of Virginia, where she was trained in program evaluation and research methods in education and the social sciences. She has a diverse portfolio of training and experience with program evaluation and research in education and healthcare, most recently as an evaluator for the Provost’s Office at the University of Texas at El Paso and the Director of Evaluation for a 70 million-dollar National Institutes of Health funded center based at the University of Washington. Currently, she is the Director of the NMSU SOAR Evaluation and Policy Center, where she serves as the evaluator for several grants at the University and for organizations across the state with the support of her SOAR team.

Save the Date-Additional Webinars. More information coming soon!
Friday, May 7, 3 PM EST
Friday, June 4, 3 PM EST:
Friday, July 9, 3 PM EST

Webinar Registrationhttps://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_l_XuQnX2QnOJ0wgePzpu0Q

Webinar Hosts

 Dr. Martha Desmond is a Regents Professor at NMSU in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Ecology. She received her BA in Environmental Studies from Wells College and MS and Ph.D. In wildlife ecology from the University of Nebraska where she studied burrowing owl population ecology. She completed an NSF International Postdoctoral Fellowship working with the Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua and Texas A&M. Her avian ecology research focuses on birds in grassland and arid land systems as well as urban environments. While working in the border region, she became interested in educational programs for diverse communities. Educational programs that she has developed have mentored thousands of students locally and nationally across natural resource fields, working collaboratively with federal agencies on the development of diverse workforces.

Dr. Delia Valles-Rosales is an Associate Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering at NMSU, where she received her Ph.D. She is originally from Mexico. Her research uses nature to inspire the development of innovative manufacturing processes, new processes of biomass utilization in the plastic industry, and models and algorithms for system optimization in agriculture, industry, and service areas. Dr. Valles-Rosales has been investigating various biomass resources as fibers to be coupled with polymers for fulfilling the need for new applications. Her research has studied the effect of materials and particle size on the mechanical properties represented by tensile, bending, impact resistance, and water absorption properties. Dr. Valles-Rosales is currently the NMSU Director of the Wheels of Change: A Consortium to Develop Champions in Agriculture in the Areas of Sustainable Energy and Natural Resource Management Program funded by USDA.

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 2-Day Virtual Grant Writing Jumpstart Workshop

The NSF HSI National STEM Resource Hub will host the 2-Day Virtual Grant Writing Jumpstart Workshop April 10 & April 17.

Day 1: April 10, 9 am – 3 pm Day 2: April 17, 9 am – 3 pmApplication deadline is March 29. 
More information: https://hsistemhub.org/portfolio-item/csun-virtual-jump-start/ 

Save the Date: April 15, 7 PM EST

Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) Workshop
Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) is a research-informed, student-centered instructional approach that simultaneously develops discipline content mastery and key process skills (skills that are valued by employers.) POGIL takes place in a structured environment in which students work cooperatively in self-managed teams on carefully crafted guided inquiry activities. This inquiry-based environment has been shown to energize students and provide instructors with continuous feedback about what their students understand and misunderstand. Students quickly recognize that logical thinking and teamwork are as important as getting the correct answer, and this underscores the concept that learning is not a solitary task of memorization, but an interactive process of refining one’s understanding and developing skills that are important in both the classwork and in the workplace.  

This one-hour introductory e-series workshop is a general overview that will include discussion and activities.
We will cover:The roles used in POGIL classroomsThe learning cycle and how it applies to POGIL activitiesThe process skills students develop in a POGIL classroom


REGISTRATION SITE:  https://events.pogil.org/event-4184586

POGIL Workshop Facilitators

Joan Roque is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Westminster College (UT), where she has been using active learning techniques, such as POGIL, for 3+ years. Joan is excited to share her experiences using POGIL in the classroom with fellow educators.
Andrea Van Duzor is a Professor of Chemistry at Chicago State University. Van Duzor is co-PI  of a collaborative NSF grant that focuses on the Learning Assistant (LA) Model, has assisted in hosting regional LA workshops, and serves on the equity workgroup for the POGIL Project as well as the strategic partnerships workgroup pursuing collaboration between POGIL and the LA Alliance.   

Santiago Toledo, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry at St. Edward’s University. Dr. Toledo is passionate about developing pedagogies that can catalyze learning for all students, specifically work on student learning objectives, alternative grading methods, and the implementation in his courses of POGIL. 

An Invitation from HSI Awardee and HSI STEM Professionals Network Member, Dr.  Alexis Racelis
 I am excited that the 4th Annual STEM Education Conference will be held virtually from February 25 – 27, 2021. We will continue to take action to address P-20 STEM education issues and ensure all students have the opportunity for success. This year’s theme is titled “Challenges with being the good disruptor: Toward transformative practices in STEM education”. This call takes up the vision and work of the late Representative John Lewis who challenged us to be good trouble, necessary trouble. Our keynote speakers are Dr. Melody Russell, Professor at Auburn University and Dr. Wesley Pitts, Professor at Lehman College, CUNY.
 Very excited and looking forward to seeing you (virtually) in February! 

Registration is open! Register today at bit.ly/STEMED_Register.

Guest panelist, Dr. Alex Racelis from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley,  studies ecological interactions in the social, political, and economic contexts in which they occur. In this interview, Dr. Torres and Dr. Racelis discuss institutional capacity building for HSIs and the communities we serve, culturally relevant STEM pedagogy and practices, community-based research, teaching at Minority Serving Institutions, the important role of HSIs in the national and local landscapes, and the origin of the HSI designation.

Access the podcast on Spotify or our website: https://hsistemhub.org/podcast/

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