Welcome to the Project Page for the “International Engagement and Broadening Participation in STEM …” project, Part V, 2017.
INFORMED CONSENT: Thank you for visiting our website. The content on this page, including information from any webinars or online discussions, will be used to inform our research on international collaborations and the resulting challenges and strategies that either affect or facilitate career-life-balance. You are invited to participate in the discussion and you are free to use any format for your blog name or avatar. Responses from anonymous users are valued equally among those who use identifiable blogger names or those who use pseudonyms. We welcome and encourage participation from the general public, and seek to hear responses from an international audience. Thank you for your participation.
This page is hosted by the PROMISE AGEP, and this unique project is sponsored by the National Science Foundation: NSF Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Award #1002566 for the University System of Maryland’s LSAMP program.
Preparing for Global Competencies; International Engagement Projects for Broadening Participation in STEM
- Part 1: Ecuador 2014: https://promiseagep.wordpress.com/promise/collaborative-projects/international-engagement-and-broadening-participation-in-stem-project/. The Paper: Brown, Q, Tull, R. G., Medina, L., Beadle-Holder, M., and Medina, Y. (2015). Factoring Family Considerations into Female Faculty Choices for International Engagement in Engineering, IT, and Computer Science. Paper presented at American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE): 122nd ASEE Annual Conference Exposition, Seattle, WA: American Society for Engineering Education.
- Part 2: STEM Identity. https://promiseagep.wordpress.com/promise/international-engagement-career-life-balance-part-ii-the-case-of-stem-identity-a-2015-continuation/
- Part 3: LACCEI Costa Rica 2016 https://promiseagep.com/promise/laccei2016/
- Part 4: World Engineering Education Forum – Korea 2016 https://promiseagep.com/promise/weef2016/
- Part 5: LACCEI 2017 Internet and blogged discussions (July 17, 2017 – July 21, 2017). We will be discussing broadening participation and preparing for global competencies as part of our project. Blogged discussions will be held here, and on Twitter.
The Conference Portion – LACCEI 2017
Participants will be attending the LACCEI conference in Boca Raton, July 17-21, 2017 and will blog about their experiences. This is an international, bilingual conference that will be held on U.S. soil in commemoration of the 15th anniversary. The Director of LACCEI, Dr. Maria Larrondo-Petrie, of Florida Atlantic University, and the LACCEI President, Dr. Jose Carlos Quadrado of Portugal, welcome you!
LACCEI Website – Conference 2017: http://wp.eng.fau.edu/laccei/
Conference Hotel: Boca Raton Wyndham: http://www.wyndhamboca.com/
Specific Items of interest for Participants/travelers from Maryland:
- Be sure that you have checked your email and followed all instructions from Yarazeth Medina and Shirl Curtis regarding travel insurance, forms, travel allowance, etc.
- Departures for Southwest Airlines: All participant must arrive 2 hours in advance for this excursion. General Southwest Airlines procedure includes checking in online within 24 hours of the flight to get your “space assignment” which will put you into an order to board the plane to find any open and available seat. If you wish to be in an early boarding “A” position, you will have to use your own funds to call the airline and arrange for “early-bird check-in.” This must be done within 36 hours of your flight time.
- Attire for the conference: Business
- Attire for the Gala Dinner on Thursday Night: Cocktail Attire
- Google Hangout: Your Group is LACCEI 2017 Boca Raton
- Twitter activity is strongly encouraged.
- Please engage, and use in your tweets: #ThinkBigDiversity (#ThinkBigDiversity should be used in each tweet. We will be following that hashtag.) Others for the conference include: @LACCEI_Engineer #LACCEI2017
- Please follow our accounts, and tag them. Follow one another as well: @Renetta_Tull, @Tracy_D_Bell, @USM_LSAMP, @UMD_LSAMP
- Whova: The LACCEI Conference is using Whova Conference Networking Software. Please respond to the email that you received from LACCEI, download the app, and create a profile. Please add our USM Delegation members to your contacts/bookmarks.
- Tuesday, July 18, 2017
- Arrival, Student Program: FLEEI. Attire: Casual.
- FLEEI, Foro Latinoamericano de Estudiantes sobre Educación en Ingeniería. ALL DAY activity. Attire: Casual/Business Casual. (No ties needed)
- http://laccei.org/index.php/events/laccei-international-multi-conference/fleei-2017 (Arrive at 11:30 AM) – Location: EE403, Building 96
- Add “OAS EFtA LACCEI FLEEI International Engineering Student Leadership Forum and Workshop 2017” to your Whova agenda. Please “like” and comment that you are looking forward to participating (or something similar.)
- Wednesday, July 19, 2017
- Plenary and program. Attire: Business
- 6:30 AM – Breakfast (suggested). Breakfast is served as part of your hotel room package. Plan to eat early, and be ready to get materials early in the morning.
- 7:30 AM – Get registration materials
- 8:00 AM – Be seated in the main room for the Plenary Session – 2nd row center.
- 8:30 AM – Opening Conference Session and 9:30 AM Plenary Session – Carole and Barry Kaye Auditorium, Building 31
- Add both to your Whova Agenda.
- 11:00 AM – Sessions
- 1:00 PM – Lunch
- 2:30 PM – OAS EFtA Diversity in STEM/Women in STEM Session
- Please add this event your Whova agenda
- Please “like” this on Whova
- Please tweet and be sure to include #ThinkBigDiversity in each post.
- Afternoon Technical Sessions
- 7:00 PM – Welcome Reception (Note: If alcohol is served, please refrain for this professional event. We are not authorizing consumption of alcohol, even if there is no cost associated, or if you have “drink tickets.” “Drink tickets” – if offered – should be used for non-alcoholic drinks only.
- Making connections with peers and new friends (e.g., SHPE at FAU, other students from other states and countries) is strongly encouraged. However, we recommend that socializing be limited to the areas associated with the conference, and that downtime includes time for study, preparation for conference presentations and networking, and sufficient rest.
- Thursday, July 20, 2017: Attire: Business.
- Updates forthcoming
- 2:30 PM – Speed Networking for Academic & Research Collaboration
- Add to Whova Event
- SaGo Palm Building 31
- 8:00 Evening Gala – Attire: Cocktail.
- Friday, July 21, 2017: Closing Program (Attire: Business casual)
- Updates forthcoming
- 11:00 AM Plenary Session with Dr. Bevlee Watford, President, American Society of Engineering Education.
- Closing Ceremony
In addition to this schedule, participants are responsible for attending all plenaries, and all sessions (e.g., poster presentations) that include other members of the delegation.
The Program At-a-Glance
- Weds. 7/19, 2:30 PM – Renetta Tull, Diversity in STEM, Diversity in STEM Panel
- Thurs. 7/20. 14:30-16:30 PM Segment. 493 Experiential Learning Using iRobot Create® 2 SP #493, Abhijit Nagchaudhuri, PhD. (University of Maryland Eastern Shore, US) , Habilou Ouro-Koura, Bs. (University of Maryland Eastern Shore, US)
- Thurs. 7/20. 14:30-16:30 512 Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells SP #512, Benjamin Barnes, Bs. (University of Maryland Eastern Shore, US) , Kausik Das, PhD. (University of Maryland Eastern Shore, US) , Joshua Orebiyi, Bs. (University of Maryland Eastern Shore, US)
- Friday. 7/21. 09:00-10:30 516 Is Turbulence Affecting Your Network? WP #516
Fabián Bustamante, PhD. (Northwestern University, US) , Federico Cifuentes-Urtubey (University of Maryland, Baltimore County, US)
Full Schedule: Schedule-Full-papers-Technical-Sessions – LACCEI 2017
The Blogging Process
The study is designed to observe responses of participants from the University System of Maryland, NSF Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Bridge to the Doctorate community, participants and affiliates from the PROMISE AGEP, graduate student members and faculty mentors from Maryland, who attend the LACCEI annual conference, and the community at large. We are interested in their thoughts about international engagement. We will be asking all who attend with us to record their thoughts using a blog structure (comments below). Upon return to Maryland, we will have follow-up discussions regarding the experience surrounding this bilingual, international conference. The general public is invited to participate in the online discussions. This is a social media, interactive project.
[A note about blogging: Many people engage in blogging activities on mobile devices, and bloggers who type without an account may not be able to edit their entries. Therefore, there may be small errors within the posts below that are the result of blogging quickly “on-the-go,” or unintentional mobile device “auto-corrections” that produce errors out of context. Errors will be corrected in any resulting publications. Thank you for reading and participating in the conversation.]
This page will be updated regularly.