NSF HSI PROGRAM AWARDS:

2018-Present

Map of US, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Illustrating the number of HSI's in North America

About the HSI Program Awards Database

The map and the data table below summarize key information about the goals and distribution of awards made by the National Science Foundation Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions  (HSI) program inception in 2018. The table is updated in April and October yearly. Current and former Awardees can send requests for updates to hsihub-admin AT nmsu DOT edu with the subject line: HSI Awardee update.

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StateCityAward#HSI Awardee InstitutionProject WebsiteTitle & SummaryLead PI & Email
AZTempe1832543Maricopa County Community College DistrictLinkBuilding Capacity: Integrating Research, Mentoring, and Industry Collaborations to Improve STEM Recruitment and Retention This project will advance the aims of the HSI Program by incorporating multi-disciplinary Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) into STEM curricula in colleges throughout the district. The program will train and mentor community college faculty in the process of developing multidisciplinary CURE modules that address research questions relevant to university researchers, industry partners, and the local community.Robin Cotter
AZTucson1928400Pima County Community College District- NORTHWEST CAMPUSEnhancing Introductory Biology with the Arizona Insect DNA Barcoding Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience This project aims to improve undergraduate biology education. It will do so by implementing a place-based Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) in introductory biology at a community college, and studying the CURE's impact on students. The CURE will be developed through a collaboration between Pima Community College and the University of Arizona.Jennifer Katcher
AZTucson2033389University of ArizonaRAPID: Student and Instructor Perceptions, Attitudes, and Emotions Surrounding Online Spaces and Institutional Supports during a Pandemic (COVID-19) This project aims to explore challenges faced by students and instructors at HSIs after moving to online formats during COVID-19. Longitudinal surveys and interviews seek to reveal how students and instructors cope with courses moving online, and how course experiences are impacted by this move. The study also aims to identify the resources and supports that are most helpful to students and instructors and to catalog resources that are still needed.Monica Smith
AZTempe1953763Maricopa County Community College DistrictWork-focused Experiential Learning to Increase STEM Student Retention and Graduation at Two-year Hispanic-serving Institutions This project seeks to provide students with mentored work experiences in computer information systems. Students will have access to on-campus work experiences and externships in businesses and industries. To ensure that they are well-prepared for and gain the most from their work experiences, students will receive training on employability skills such as communication, teamwork, and project management. The framework to provide mentored work experiences will be developed and piloted at Phoenix College, then expanded to four other two-year HSIs in the region. Maria Reyes
CASacramento1953752University Enterprises, IncorporatedAchieving STEM Persistence through Peer Assisted Learning and Leadership Development This project aims to increase undergraduate student retention and success in STEM. It will do so by engaging a campus peer assisted learning program to provide academic and interpersonal supports to students in introductory engineering courses. The project also plans to support STEM student success via a STEM Leadership Academy. The STEM Leadership Academy is expected to cultivate students' leadership, interpersonal, and workforce readiness skills. Expected student outcomes include improved academic performance, greater self-efficacy, increased persistence, reduced time to graduation, and narrowed achievement gaps.Julie Fogarty
CALos Angeles2021548Los Angeles City CollegeAdvancing Scholars in Successful Undergraduate Research Experiences (ASSURE) This project aims to serve the national interest by investigating the relationships between community college students' participation in scientific research and their academic success and degree completion. Specifically, the project will evaluate the impacts of new research-oriented curricula, together with hands-on research experiences for community college students in the chemical sciences. These changes are expected to increase student engagement, retention, degree completion, and rate of transfer from community college.Glen Baghdasarian
CALong Beach1953727California State University-Long Beach FoundationAn Active Learning-based Educational Program for Hispanic STEM Students through Industry-University Partnership This project aims to train skilled Hispanic STEM students to address the diversity issues in human resource development in the state of California and the Nation. This will be achieved by increasing the qualifications and marketability of the students through creating a meaningful industry-university partnership. Moreover, the proposed activities in this program will lead to a better understanding of the impact of the joint mentorship (from a holistic point of view) on Hispanic student success, both academically and professionally.Ehsan Barjasteh
CAFullerton1832536California State University-Fullerton FoundationLinkBuilding Capacity: Advancing Student Success in Undergraduate Engineering and Computer Science This project will advance the aims of the HSI Program by increasing retention and graduation rates in computer science and engineering and reducing high repetition rates in lower-division STEM courses. The project aims to integrate sociocultural practices, establish strong student-faculty rapport, and involve students in intellectually stimulating, personally relevant learning experiences, and hands-on research experiences in lower-division bottleneck STEM courses.Sudarshan Kurwadkar
CASylmar1832348Los Angeles Mission CollegeLinkBuilding Capacity: An Intervention to Improve Success of Biology Majors in Mathematics The project aims to increase the success of biology majors in their courses at Los Angeles Mission College and in transfer to four-year universities. The goals of this project are to increase the persistence, success, retention rates, and transfer rates of biology majors, with a focus on those in college algebra and trigonometry courses. This project plans to achieve these aims through weekly academic success workshops that help biology majors pass college algebra and trigonometry courses. Parvaneh Mohammadian
CALos Angeles1832472Mount Saint Mary's UniversityBuilding Capacity: Building Capacity of Women in STEM Through this project, Mount Saint Mary's University aims to improve the quality of STEM education for its undergraduate students, the majority of whom are Hispanic women. The purpose of this project is three-fold: 1) increase student interest, motivation, and retention in STEM; 2) prepare students for external research opportunities, internships, and future employment opportunities in STEM; and 3) increase student interest in conducting STEM research and attending graduate school. Jennifer Chotiner
CATurlock1832558California State University-StanislausLinkBuilding Capacity: Collaboration for Inclusive and Engaging Curriculum, Instruction, and Achievement This project at the California State University-Stanislaus (Stanislaus State), will advance the aims of the HSI Program by improving STEM student retention, graduation, and success by developing a STEM faculty culture of evidence-based teaching and student-centered learning environments. The overall goal of this project is to transform the culture of STEM teaching and learning at Stanislaus State by increasing the use of evidence-based and culturally-engaging teaching practices. Matthew Cover
CASalinas1832446Hartnell CollegeLinkBuilding Capacity: Engaging Stem Transformative Experiences for Early Momentum This project at Hartnell College will advance the aims of the HSI Program by creating transformative early experiences in STEM research that will help equip students to overcome obstacles to success in STEM programs. To this end, it will develop short research experiences that are structured in a workshop format. These experiences, called "Stepping Stones," will be designed to support broad student participation.  The Stepping Stone approach is designed to provide students with access to STEM research early in their college education.Mohammed Yahdi
CARiverside1832357Riverside Community College District/Riverside City CollegeBuilding Capacity: Guiding Critical Transitions to the Baccalaureate This project will advance the aims of the HSI Program by developing and analyzing the impact of six interventions for Riverside College Promise Program students who have declared STEM majors. The project seeks to increase retention within STEM programs at Riverside City College as well as increase the transfer rates to baccalaureate STEM degrees at four-year institutions.Virginia White
CAMerced1832538University of California - MercedBuilding Capacity: Improving the Undergraduate Chemistry Experience by Green Chemistry, Active-learning, and Peer-led Experiences This project at the University of California, Merced, will advance the aims of the HSI Program by increasing undergraduate student interest and success in chemistry. The project aims to increase student interest, success, and connection to faculty and peers. The project will redesign laboratory courses to use student-guided inquiry and green chemistry, develop a peer-learning environment that builds a sense of community, and develop short videos to complement lower-division chemistry courses.Erik Menke
CAPomona1832405Cal Poly Pomona Foundation, Inc.Building Capacity: Polytechnic for All: STEM Undergraduate Success via an Inclusive Institution This project will advance the aims of the HSI Program by developing and implementing a multi-faceted approach to enhance student learning and success in STEM. First, the project will compare the impact of two different motivational interventions on student learning. Second, the project will create opportunities for faculty to study, design, and use inclusive practices, including active learning. Third, the project will study the impact of a peer-led supplemental instruction program focused on second-year engineering courses.Paul Beardsley
CASacramento1832335University Enterprises, IncorporatedBuilding Capacity: STEM Faculty Professional Learning in the Zone of Proximal Development This project will support efforts to improve the teaching effectiveness of STEM faculty and to advance knowledge about strategies that lead to increased use of evidence-based and equity-minded teaching strategies. Using online, hybrid, and face-to-face training formats, the project will provide customized professional learning programs to help STEM faculty improve their teaching.Mary McCarthy-Hintz
CASan Diego1832528San Diego State University FoundationLinkBuilding Capacity: Undergraduate STEM Transitions, Experiences, and Mobility The project considers student mobility and transitions between multiple institutions in its work to transform STEM degree pathways. Specifically, this project will identify mechanisms of support for students' transitions between two- and four-year colleges, in addition to the multiple movements that might occur prior to this critical transition. This study will provide information about strategies to help students, including underrepresented minorities, to reach their STEM potential.Felisha Herrera Villarreal
CANorwalk1953557Cerritos CollegeBuilding Pathways for Hispanic Community College Students to Become STEM Teachers Through Mentoring and Experiential Learning This project aims to make more undergraduate STEM students interested in pursuing careers in STEM teaching and will provide undergraduates with paid internships at an informal science institution. These activities are designed to address two regional needs: 1) recruiting and retaining students from HSIs who are on track to achieve a STEM degree and a STEM secondary single-subject teaching credential; and 2) broadening participation in STEM teaching and the STEM workforce.Colleen McKinley
CATurlock1928510California State University-StanislausLinkCatalyzing New Practices for the San Joaquin Valley to Innovate Effective Teaching Pedagogies in Lower-Division Mathematics and Chemistry Courses This project aims to design, deliver, and test new practices for teaching in STEM at three Hispanic-Serving Institutions which are part of the California State University (CSU) system in the San Joaquin Valley. The project will be led by three HSIs with a focus on faculty development, including part-time faculty and adjunct faculty, to improve their teaching practice in ways that will improve student achievement, retention, and motivation. William Potter
CABakersfield1928568CSUB Auxiliary for Sponsored Programs AdministrationLinkCatalyzing New Practices for the San Joaquin Valley to Innovate Effective Teaching Pedagogies in Lower-Division Mathematics and Chemistry Courses This project aims to design, deliver, and test new practices for teaching in STEM at three Hispanic-Serving Institutions which are part of the California State University (CSU) system in the San Joaquin Valley. The project will be led by three HSIs with a focus on faculty development, including part-time faculty and adjunct faculty, to improve their teaching practice in ways that will improve student achievement, retention, and motivation. Marina Shapiro
CAFresno1928671California State University-Fresno FoundationCatalyzing New Practices for the San Joaquin Valley to Innovate Effective Teaching Pedagogies in Lower-Division Mathematics and Chemistry Courses This project aims to design, deliver, and test new practices for teaching in STEM at three Hispanic-Serving Institutions which are part of the California State University (CSU) system in the San Joaquin Valley. The project will enhance each institution's Faculty Learning Program (FLP) to provide faculty development on HIPs during the academic year. The aim of the project is for STEM faculty to use HIPs in their teaching of mathematics and chemistry courses to improve students' academic performance and retention rates.Christopher Meyer
CAFullerton1912660California State University-Fullerton FoundationCollaborative Research: Beyond Procedures: A Research-Based Approach to Teaching Mathematical Methods in Physics This interdisciplinary project brings together physics education research (PER) and research in undergraduate math education (RUME). It combines efforts at identifying and addressing student conceptual difficulties in physics with efforts toward understanding the ways students use and reason about mathematics in physics contexts.Michael Loverude
CASan Diego2013590San Diego State University FoundationCollaborative Research: Mathematics Graduate Teaching Assistant Professional Development Focused on Implementation of Evidence-based Teaching Practices This project aims to prepare mathematics graduate teaching assistants (MGTAs) to implement teaching practices designed to improve the success of students in undergraduate mathematics courses. The goal of this project is to equip MGTAs with evidence-based teaching practices, such as the use of multiple representations, small group management, and reflective teaching, through a professional development program built on findings from research about both undergraduate mathematics education and MGTA professional development.Mary Pilgrim
CAMission Viejo1834628Saddleback CollegeCollaborative Research: NSF INCLUDES Alliance: STEM Core Expansion The STEM Core Alliance expands the basic STEM Core through a hub and spoke network, supported by four regional hubs, designed to support continuous improvement, expansion, and replicability. The regional hub institutions will provide the necessary infrastructure to monitor and assist STEM Core implementation at regional colleges on a continual basis. The underlying STEM Core vision is to broaden participation among underprepared community college students through evidence-based practices that address barriers to accessing STEM Pathways. Jim Zoval
CACamarillo1926139California State University Channel IslandsCollaborative Research: Standard: Exploring how scientists on multidisciplinary laboratory teams negotiate expertise and claim legitimacy regarding ethical practice. The study combines interview and ethnographic data with social network analysis to examine how different patterns of communication and interaction among members of STEM teams affect their perceptions of ethics in laboratories and how these perceptions impact ethical research climates and the social structures that enable effective and ethical teamwork. It identifies areas in which misperceptions or misapplication of expertise may act as a barrier to the development of ethical cultures in STEM organizations and explores the ways ethics are learned and shared through ongoing social relationships and interactions. Megan Kenny Feister
CAGlendora1953594Citrus Community College DistrictCross-Sector Partnerships, Experiential Learning, and Professional Development to Build Pathways to STEM Careers This project aims to improve STEM education and broaden participation in STEM. It intends to do so through a collaborative, cross-sector partnership model that will provide students and faculty with year-round, extra-curricular, STEM-related experiences. It is expected that these experiences will help increase the number of students who are retained in and successfully complete STEM degrees at HSI institutions.Marianne Smith
CAChico1928596Chico State EnterprisesLinkDeveloping Faculty Resources of Evidence-based Practices that Improve Learning and Equity in STEM This project aims to support faculty at HSIs developing and using evidence-based instructional strategies and materials that improve learning and equity in STEM courses.  First, the project seeks to support HSI faculty in implementing, adapting and assessing evidence-based instructional strategies that support equitable outcomes. Second, the project will research potential bias in research-based assessments. Third, the project will use the Learning About STEM Student Outcomes (LASSO) online assessment platform to establish baselines for equity in STEM disciplines.Benjamin Van Dusen
CAFullerton1953362California State University-Fullerton FoundationEstablishing Roots to Grow STEMs: Affirming STEM identity, building community, and improving graduation rates through a multidisciplinary lower division curriculum This project aims to increase retention and graduation rates of underrepresented STEM majors through a novel multidisciplinary, multi-departmental, lower division curriculum and faculty training plan that includes current and future STEM educators at HSI-serving, four- and two-year institutions. This project will build interventions into the first-year curriculum for all freshmen natural sciences and mathematics (NSM) majors at a large comprehensive university (estimated impact: 500-600 students per year).Merri Casem
CASanta Barbara1953492University of California-Santa BarbaraLinkField-based Undergraduate Research Experiences and Professional Development to Increase Diversity and Inclusion in Conservation and Environmental Sciences This project seeks to serve the national need for a well-prepared and diverse workforce in conservation and environmental sciences. The overarching goal of the project is to create an integrated program that will support inclusive excellence in environmental, conservation, and ecological sciences. To support this aim, the project will implement inclusive mentoring, early and immersive exposure to field-based science and tools, and extensive professional skills development and career experiences.Gretchen Hofmann
CASanta Monica1928737Santa Monica CollegeFostering an Equity-minded Student Success Culture in STEM Through Faculty Development This project aims to identify, implement and investigate interventions that enhance the success and subsequent graduation of Hispanic and other underrepresented STEM students through the use of culturally responsive and effective classroom-based curricular materials and instructional practices focused on STEM. Edna Chavarry
CALa Jolla1832545National UniversityHSIs New to NSF: Using Ocean Plastic Research to Increase Student Engagement and Persistence in Biology Through a collaboration with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, this project will incorporate course-based undergraduate research (CURE) biology courses for biology majors and for non-majors. The research topics will focus on plastic pollution in the ocean. The project will also develop the pathway from the non-major biology course into the biology major. Thus, National University will build its ability in the biology program, increasing the number of students enrolling in and completing the biology degree program.Ana Barral
CACamarillo1928693California State University Channel IslandsHSI-SMART: STEM Model for Research and Teaching Undergraduate-intervention Program This project will bring together all STEM disciplines to increase Latinx and female participation, retention, and success by integrating a set of interventions into a coherent training and community-building model. The HSI-STEM Model for Advancing Research and Teaching (HSI-SMART) project will combine a set of four interventions into an integrated whole that spans students' entire undergraduate careers.David Gillespie
CASan Mateo1953762San Mateo County Community College DistrictImproving Career Readiness of STEM Students Through Worksite Visits, Job Shadowing, and Internships during Their Early College Years The project will provide community college students with opportunities to explore STEM careers through a sequence of workplace visits, job shadowing, and internships. The project includes a robust plan to build partnerships with local research facilities and high-tech industry partners. These interactions are expected to help build students’ confidence and motivation to pursue careers in STEM.Ramki Kalyanaraman
CAIrvine1928554University of California-IrvineImproving the Transition of Community College Students into University STEM Programs Through Cross-Enrollment This project aims to diversify the pool of STEM graduates with bachelor's degrees. The project intends to accomplish this goal by increasing student transfer rates from community colleges to four-year institutions through cross-enrollment in STEM courses with emphasis on increasing cross-enrollment for racial and ethnic minorities. Rachel Baker
CACarson1928740California State University-Dominguez Hills FoundationLeveraging a Faculty Community of Practice Model of Professional Learning to Enhance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in STEM Teaching, Learning, and Leadership This project aims to build faculty expertise on how to implement evidence-based practices in STEM. This project seeks to broaden STEM faculty's use of inclusive pedagogy and welcoming environments in STEM courses, improve alignment between courses offered at the community colleges and the universities, and support the development of a diverse faculty. The project will also examine how alignment of STEM curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment practices between two- and four-year institutions supports transfer student success. Kimberly Costino
CASan Diego1953713San Diego State University FoundationMathematics Persistence through Inquiry and Equity: Redeveloping Gateway Mathematics in a Two-year HSI to Promote Success in STEM This project will study the major reform efforts designed to improve student success in gateway mathematics at a two-year HSI and develop inquiry-based and equity-driven interventions to support STEM achievement. With this project, a collaborative team will analyze trends in student success, develop classroom-based interventions and professional development for instructors of gateway mathematics courses, study the impacts of the interventions, and examine the sustainability of change efforts.Mary Pilgrim
CAChula Vista1953753Southwestern CollegeMathematics Persistence through Inquiry and Equity: Redeveloping Gateway Mathematics in a Two-year HSI to Promote Success in STEM This project will study the major reform efforts designed to improve student success in gateway mathematics at a two-year HSI and develop inquiry-based and equity-driven interventions to support STEM achievement. By improving gateway mathematics courses, this project will contribute to the societal benefit of broadening participation in STEM majors and careers. Bohdan Rhodehamel
CACamarillo2033488California State University Channel IslandsRAPID: Reimagined Virtual STEM Laboratory Experiences in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts on Undergraduate Education This RAPID project will produce and deploy virtual labs in upper-division chemistry, physics, and math courses. The project aims to develop and test three virtual labs that are purposely designed to create and sustain a culture of inclusion and equity that supports the success of all students, particularly the large population of Hispanic/Latinx students served within the California State University system. The project seeks to increase opportunity and achievement by providing students with avenues to grow STEM identity, self-efficacy, and sense of belonging.Frank Gomez [email protected] 
CANorthridge1832345The University Corporation, NorthridgeResource Hub: The NSF National Resource Hub for STEM Education at Hispanic-Serving Institutions This collaborative project will advance the aims of the HSI Program by establishing the NSF National Resource Hub for STEM Education at Hispanic-Serving Institutions. This HSI Resource Hub will help HSIs develop the strategies and processes to obtain the resources needed to improve the quality and outcomes of undergraduate STEM education. The project aims to build HSI collaborations that can support existing STEM research, increase STEM research capacity, and encourage implementation of leading-edge pedagogy in STEM education.Mariaelena Zavala
CAChico1953751Chico State EnterprisesSTEM Course Transformation: Cultivating a Culture of Entrepreneurial Mindset and Undergraduate Research This project aims to increase the number of STEM degrees and underrepresented minority (URM) student representation, while at the same time transforming the STEM undergraduate experience. The project targets large enrollment courses with low pass rates to implement high impact practices designed to increase student success.David Alexander
CARohnert Park1953472Sonoma State UniversitySupporting HSI STEM Departments to Achieve Transformative Inclusion in Undergraduate STEM Education The aims of the project are to develop programming that will assist HSI STEM departments to improve student experiences and outcomes in STEM, and to advance understanding of the effects of department-level work to increase equity and inclusion of all students. To accomplish these goals, the project will develop, test, and publish a two-year departmental equity transformation pathway. Brigitte Lahme
CASan Jose1953760San Jose State University FoundationTransforming Undergraduate Teaching and Learning Through Culturally Sustaining, Active, and Asset-Based Approaches to Introductory Science Courses This project aims to increase diversity, inclusion, and retention in STEM. It will do so by transforming teaching and learning in introductory undergraduate science courses. The project will implement teaching innovations within introductory science courses and create a faculty learning community committed to instructional transformation. Cassandra Paul
COPueblo1952896Pueblo Community CollegeDeveloping a Technology, Cyber Security, and Culturally Inclusive Pathway to Increase Student Participation and Persistence in STEM The project seeks to develop a seamless pathway from high school to two-year institutions, and then to a four-year institution. This pathway includes alignment of STEM curricula to enhance the transition from an associate degree to bachelor's degrees in STEM, with a focus on cybersecurity. The project aims to increase student enrollment and engagement in STEM coursework at two-year institutions, improve the transition from lower- to upper-division coursework, and develop culturally based educational and support practices that contribute to student success.Robert Krakow
COPueblo1953699Colorado State University-PuebloDeveloping a Technology, Cyber Security, and Culturally Inclusive Pathway to Increase Student Participation and Persistence in STEM The project seeks to develop a seamless pathway from high school to two-year institutions, and then to a four-year institution. This pathway includes alignment of STEM curricula to enhance the transition from an associate degree to bachelor's degrees in STEM, with a focus on cybersecurity. The project aims to increase student enrollment and engagement in STEM coursework at two-year institutions, improve the transition from lower- to upper-division coursework, and develop culturally based educational and support practices that contribute to student success.Roberto Mejias
COAlamosa1928405Adams State UniversityEnhancing STEM Student Success by Connecting Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences to the Local Ecology and Community This project aims to transform STEM courses by engaging students as researchers. Specifically, the students will do research to determine the impacts of grazing on local, rural, public lands. The project seeks to transform first- and second-year STEM courses, including biology, chemistry, geosciences, and statistics by adding hands-on research projects into the course curricula. Through this engagement, the project will bring the heritage and traditional land use practices of the San Luis Valley into the STEM courses.Benita Brink
COPueblo1832243Pueblo Community CollegeHSIs New to NSF: Los Futuros de STEM (STEM Futures): Building Student Success in STEM The goal of the project is to increase STEM student success, including enrollment, performance, persistence, graduation, and the transfer to four-year STEM degree programs. Students will receive faculty mentoring to improve self-efficacy and scientific literacy. Learning will be enhanced via the creation of unique supplemental instruction courses to improve academic performance, self-efficacy, and persistence. Jeffrey Alexander
FLMiami1832450Florida International UniversityBuilding Capacity: Catalyzing Change in Calculus This project will implement Modeling Practices in Calculus, a student-centered curriculum in which students learn calculus by engaging in the authentic practices of mathematicians. The specific aims of the project include generating new knowledge about the effectiveness of the Modeling Practices Curriculum and how this curriculum fosters learning for highly diverse student populations. Laird Kramer
FLMiami1832436Miami Dade CollegeBuilding Capacity: STEM Student Success from Two-year to Four-year Institutions through Classroom-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences This project will add course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) to introductory algebra, biology, and chemistry courses, which serve as gateways into STEM majors. The goal of the project is to increase undergraduate persistence and completion in the STEM degrees through the adoption of CURE-infused STEM gateway activities. This project aims to improve understanding of how integration of CUREs and other educational supports in gateway courses will affect retention and completion rates of undergraduate students.Victor Okafor
FLOrlando1953606The University of Central Florida Board of TrusteesBuilding Undergraduate Capacity in STEM at a Hispanic Serving Institution utilizing Culturally-Relevant Instruction with Micro-Credentialing This project aims to create and analyze a supportive comprehensive system to build undergraduate student capacity in STEM fields at HSIs. The project will support underserved and underrepresented individuals in STEM to increase employability and representations in the workforce. This project also aims to enhance undergraduate STEM education and build capacity at HSIs that typically may not receive high levels of funding. Ronald DeMara
FLMiami1953586Florida International UniversityDeveloping Engineering Instructional Faculty as Leaders of Educational Change at Hispanic-Serving Institutions This project focuses on enabling non-tenure-eligible, instructional faculty to further foster culturally responsive, evidence-based approaches in engineering education at Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs). This project seeks to develop Engineering Instructional Faculty as leaders of educational change who embrace and promote the use of culturally responsive, evidence-based instructional practices at HSIs.Alexandra Strong
FLKey West1928591Florida Keys Community CollegeDeveloping Reliable Educational Avenues to STEM Careers This project aims to build institutional capacity in STEM, particularly marine science and technology. To achieve this goal, the project seeks to improve student perceptions of STEM and to increase the number of students who enter STEM programs and pursue STEM careers. Project activities include implementation of innovative teaching strategies, use of and research about the effectiveness of technologies such as virtual reality, and development of effective pathways to STEM careers.Patrick Rice
FLLake Worth1928343Palm Beach State CollegeSTEM Articulation and Transfer Collaborative Project This project aims to increase the successful transfer of students from a two-year institution to a four-year institution, and their graduation with a four-year degree. To accomplish these goals, the project will streamline advising protocols and articulation agreements between the institutions, and provide students with early research experiences and enhanced academic supports.Becky Mercer
ILChicago1832553City Colleges of Chicago Wilbur Wright CollegeBuilding Capacity: Building Bridges into Engineering and Computer Science This project aims to develop and implement pathways, practices, and interventions to support student success in engineering or computer science at two critical transitions: from high school to community college, and from community college to four-year universities. The project plans to achieve this goal partly through streamlined connections between Wilbur Wright College, the Chicago Public schools, and public four-year colleges and universities in Illinois. Doris Espiritu
ILChicago1832421Northeastern Illinois UniversityLinkBuilding Capacity: Addressing Critical Transitions of First-Year STEM Students This project at Northeastern Illinois University, an HSI, aims to increase retention of students by engaging them in a supportive, research-based learning community. By enhancing the preparation of students, the project seeks to increase the number of STEM-interested students who declare a STEM major and earn a baccalaureate degree in STEM. The ACE learning community will create a longitudinal, four-year "home base" for students who enter college at the developmental level.Laura Sanders
ILChicago1832511Saint Xavier UniversityBuilding Capacity: Positive Learning Opportunities and Research Experiences to Promote Success in STEM The project will create a STEM Studio that will provide students with ongoing community, social, and academic supports. The STEM Studio will also serve as the hub for experiential learning opportunities and systemic faculty and peer mentoring of undergraduate students. This project will connect all students to high-impact educational experiences from which they are likely to show direct, measurable benefits.Bindhu Alappat
ILRiver Forest1832237Dominican UniversityLinkBuilding Capacity: The Dominican University STEM Success Model to Support Students through Critical Transitions This project aims to enhance the quality of undergraduate STEM education and to increase retention and graduation rates of undergraduate students pursuing STEM degrees. Project activities are designed to provide first-generation and nontraditional college students with the academic, psychosocial, and community supports needed to succeed in STEM.Christopher Anderson
ILChicago1928673University of Illinois at ChicagoMonarchs and Milkweeds: A Partnership to Develop a Integrated and Culturally Relevant Science Curriculum This project aims to attract and retain more Latinx students in biology and chemistry by incorporating a culturally relevant theme into undergraduate STEM education. The Monarchs and Milkweeds Project seeks to develop a vertically integrated curriculum that spans from high school to lower- and upper-level college courses. The curriculum will focus on the biology, ecology, and chemistry of monarch butterflies and their principal food source, milkweed plants.Mary Ashley
NJCranford1832425Union County CollegeLinkBuilding Capacity: Infusing Research as Pedagogy The project plans to embed course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) into STEM gateway courses, support independent research experiences during the academic year, and develop a summer research academy. The project aims to provide students with research opportunities that increase student engagement, critical thinking skills, retention and graduation rates, and transfer into a STEM major at a four-year institution. Kessler McCoy-Simandle
NJUnion1928452Kean UniversityBuilding Capacity: Pathway to Success for Students and Faculty in Computing This project at Kean University will develop a model for computer science (CS) and information technology (IT) education by providing curriculum support for critical early transition points in the majors, along with innovative faculty development to improve undergraduate CS and IT teaching and learning success and improve degree completion rates. Patricia Morreale
NJJersey City1832464St Peter's UniversityLinkBuilding Capacity: STEM Transformative Experiences Project This project will advance the aims of the HSI Program by providing 45 high-impact, off-campus internship experiences each year to low income undergraduate students who are pursuing STEM degrees. Expected project outcomes include increased student awareness of STEM careers, increased student identity as a STEM practitioner, and contribution of the experience to students' long-term career trajectories. Jeanette Wilmanski
NJMontclair1953631Montclair State UniversityLinkPartnered Internships: Including Families, Faculty, and Industry in STEM Education to Improve Success in STEM Career Pathways This project aims to provide a greater understanding of the impact of family support on outcomes for STEM majors, particularly from underrepresented groups (URGs). We hypothesize that the proposed project will contribute to the development of a diverse workforce by exposing URGs to real-world STEM problems through successful cross-sector partnerships with corporations and organizations.Amy Tuininga
NJVineland1953653Rowan College of South Jersey -- Cumberland CampusUsing Interconnected Career Pathways and Success Coaching to Enhance Student Success in STEM This project seeks to improve the success of students in STEM fields. It will do so by developing a regional model of culturally inclusive STEM career pathways that span from high school to STEM careers. The pathways will focus especially on careers in cybersecurity and mechatronics/engineering, which have high workforce demands and offer well-paying career pathways. By enhancing the STEM learning experience, the project seeks to increase enrollment, retention rates, two- and four-year degree completion rates, and career placement of students.Maud Goodnight
NMAlbuquerque1928368Central New Mexico Community CollegeDeveloping Meaningful Mathematics for Student Success Through a Collaboration Between Community College and High School Faculty Aims to enhance student success in mathematics by developing a year-long dual-credit College Algebra/College Readiness Skills course. The College Algebra/College Readiness Skills Course will be designed to support student success in Algebra, enabling students to enter calculus, a required course for many STEM majors. The College Algebra/College Readiness Skills Course will be designed by a professional learning community that includes high school and college mathematics faculty. The Course will be offered to high school seniors and to Central New Mexico Community College students, with the aim of enhancing student success in the transition to college-level mathematics course work.Barbara Gilbert
NMLas Cruces1953466New Mexico State UniversityCombing Andragogy and Pedagogy to Help First Generation, Low Income Students Succeed in Engineering This Innovative Cross-Sector Partnership project aims to foster upward social mobility by improving the rate at which first-generation students from low-income families graduate with an engineering degree. This project will focus on mentoring, career readiness, industry-accepted certifications to augment the engineering curriculum through engagement in flexible learning communities. The project will test how andragogical (adult) learning methods, implemented in collaboration with industry, is linked to persistence within a traditional engineering curriculum at a majority-minority Hispanic Serving Institution.Antonio Garcia
NMLas Vegas1953487New Mexico Highlands UniversityDeveloping and Studying a Research Experience Pathway to Improve Undergraduate Life Sciences Education at a Rural Hispanic Serving Institution This project aims to increase persistence of life sciences majors through the critical transition from lower to upper division coursework. The project team will examine how students science identity, sense of belonging, and science self-efficacy affects their educational decisions. The project aims to increase student success through a pathway of high impact research experiences starting with a summer bridge program and extending through the upper division curriculum.Sarah Corey-Rivas
NMAlbuquerque1953349University of New MexicoExpanding Undergraduate Research Participation in General Education Courses to Improve STEM Persistence and Graduation Rates This project aims to build capacity for and broaden early participation in undergraduate research. It will do so by implementing and testing a sequence of course-based undergraduate research experiences designed to enable more undergraduates to participate in STEM research.Patricia Henning
NMLas Cruces1832338New Mexico State UniversityLinkResource Hub: The NSF National Resource Hub for STEM Education at Hispanic-Serving Institutions This collaborative project will establish the NSF National Resource Hub for STEM Education at Hispanic-Serving Institutions. This HSI Resource Hub will help HSIs develop the strategies and processes to obtain the resources needed to improve the quality and outcomes of undergraduate STEM education. It will also support efforts to build institutional capacity for advancing the STEM careers of students and faculty at HSIs. Elba Serrano
NMAlbuquerque1928720University of New MexicoUsing Targeted Constructivist Instructional Modules to Increase Undergraduate Students' Confidence, Knowledge, and Skills in Mathematics This project will develop constructivist instructional modules that help students learn mathematics through interdisciplinary, open-ended mathematical problems. By increasing student success in mathematics, this project seeks to increase the number of students enrolling in STEM degree programs. The project seeks to increase the number of declared pre-STEM majors persisting into credit-bearing STEM courses.Colin Nicholls
NVLas Vegas1928409University of Nevada Las VegasEnhancing Critical Transitions in Undergraduate Civil Engineering Education This project aims to enhance critical transitions from lower- to upper-division undergraduate coursework for civil engineering majors. The project focuses on addressing low retention and graduation rates in civil engineering undergraduate degrees at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.Haroon Stephen
NYFlushing1928565CUNY Queens CollegeAn Interdisciplinary Design Program: Incorporating Making and Design Thinking to Enhance Undergraduate STEM Education The project aims to incorporate project-based pedagogical approaches in identified courses to introduce students to making and design thinking. The project will develop and support a learning community for STEM faculty, which will help faculty acquire expertise in how to best incorporate design thinking, making, and the use of makerspace facilities into their courses. The project seeks to broaden the participation of underrepresented groups in STEM disciplines and has the potential to transform science interest within the diverse community of Queens in New York City.Eva Fernandez
NYBronx1832507Research Foundation Of The City University Of New York (Lehman)Building Capacity: A Faculty Development Program to Increase Students' Quantitative Reasoning Skills The professional development program will provide faculty with knowledge of best practices for teaching quantitative reasoning, so that STEM faculty from mathematics, computer science, life sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences can effectively integrate quantitative reasoning into their courses. As a result, faculty will expand existing STEM courses to include data analysis skills, including the ability to gather and interpret data, draw conclusions based on numerical evidence, and communicate this information to others.Esther Wilder
NYNew York1832567CUNY City CollegeBuilding Capacity: City College of New York STEM Communities Students transitioning from high school to college, from two-year institutions to four-year institutions, or from lower division to upper division coursework face academic and logistical challenges. CUNY City College plans to address these challenges by building a social media platform for students entering, continuing, or transferring into STEM majors. The platform will be designed as a "one-stop" location for academic support, tutoring, and social interaction. Joseph Barba
NYBrooklyn1832457CUNY New York City College of TechnologyBuilding Capacity: Enhancing Undergraduate STEM Education by Enhancing Transfer Success The project aims to increase the number of students from the partnering community colleges who transfer into City Tech STEM programs and to accelerate baccalaureate degree completion by associate degree graduates. The goals of the project are to reduce barriers that inhibit transfer of students from community colleges to City Tech, and to maximize support for students who successfully transfer. To accomplish these goals, the project will create two programs. Pamela Brown
NYNew York1953465Research Foundation d/b/a Stella & Charles Community CollegeTesting the Impact of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and Streamline Transfer Support on STEM Success for Underrepresented Students This project will examine whether the combined impact of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy (CRP) in STEM, coupled with the removal of structural barriers for transfer, will result in the repair of the STEM pipeline for underrepresented talent. The project will build on emerging literature, which argues that CRP is critical at the K-12 level to engage underserved students in STEM academic experiences. Niesha Ziehmke
PRSan Juan1832427University of Puerto Rico-Rio PiedrasLinkBuilding Capacity: A Collaborative Undergraduate STEM Program in Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure This collaborative project will develop an interdisciplinary Resilient Infrastructure and Sustainability Program to educate undergraduate STEM students in engineering and related skills needed to respond to natural disasters. The project aims to foster student interest and learning by developing a database of case studies based on real events such as the recent devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The project will also facilitate student placement in internship programs and research opportunities with state and federal agency partners.Humberto Cavallin
PRMayaguez1832468University of Puerto Rico MayaguezLinkBuilding Capacity: A Collaborative Undergraduate STEM Program in Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure This collaborative project will develop an interdisciplinary Resilient Infrastructure and Sustainability Program to educate undergraduate STEM students in engineering and related skills needed to respond to natural disasters. The project aims to foster student interest and learning by developing a database of case studies based on real events such as the recent devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The project will also facilitate student placement in internship programs and research opportunities with state and federal agency partners.Carla Lopez del Puerto
PRSan Juan1928792Inter American University of Puerto Rico San JuanIncreasing Student Engagement and Retention in STEM through advancing Research Experience and Knowledge in Marine Biotechnology This project aims to increase undergraduate student interest, retention and success in Biological Sciences. The specific goals of this project are (1) enhancing Hispanic student opportunities attaining degrees in STEM education through critical transition utilizing new courses and curriculum revision; and 2) improving the Hispanic students' STEM learning experience by research/problem-based learning, collaboration between two campuses and modern laboratory activities including a teaching museum.Alok Arun
PRSan Juan1928543Universidad del Sagrado Corazon, Inc.Increasing Student Success in STEM This project aims to increase the number and percentage of students at Sagrado who select and remain in STEM majors, complete STEM degrees, and secure STEM employment after graduation. Sagrado seeks to help first- and second-year students in STEM majors overcome obstacles in gateway math courses, which are nationally acknowledged barriers to STEM success. The project will focus on peer tutoring and mentoring, research and internships, career counseling, industry mentoring, and faculty development, leading to key gateway math course revisions. Agda Cordero
PRCarolina1953640Sistema Universitario Ana G. Mendez, IncorporadoSupporting the Academic Journey of STEM Students through Research and Work Experiences in Puerto Rico This project focuses on enhancing undergraduate STEM education, with the goal of increasing the success of low-income students in STEM degree programs. This project's objectives include providing research experiences and career internships to STEM students with the expected outcomes of clarifying, refining, and reinforcing students' persistence in STEM fields.Karlo Malave-Llamas
TXSeguin1953561Texas Lutheran UniversityBuilding Capacity for Student Success in Science and Math: Culturally Responsive Teaching and Professional Engagement This project aims to incorporate culturally relevant teaching methods into baccalaureate degree programs in Biology, Mathematics, and Physics. The project will examine the hypothesis that engaging students in early research experiences will increase retention, graduation, and post-graduation career success. To achieve this aim, the project will use an integrated approach that combines faculty development in culturally relevant teaching, early engagement of STEM students in faculty-mentored research, outreach experiences, and family engagement. Toni Sauncy
TXLaredo1953679Texas A&M International UniversityBuilding Capacity: An Undergraduate STEM-Enrichment Program in Texas The project aims to research the educational support and instructional activities that increase the quality and number of STEM graduates from underserved groups of students such as Hispanic, female, low-income, and first generation. The project will introduce important STEM knowledge and skills plus other academic support (tutoring and mentoring), in addition to video project assignments, to improve students sense of belonging, confidence, and identity with STEM disciplines.Claudia San Miguel
TXHouston1928622University of Houston - Clear LakeBuilding Capacity: Improving STEM Graduation Rates through Engaged Learning This project aims to increase the number of underrepresented minority and low-income students who earn STEM bachelor's degrees from the University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL). This project will develop new student support infrastructures and create new opportunities for engagement in STEM research and professional activities. Expected outcomes include more students who successfully complete STEM gateway courses on their first attempt, increased retention in STEM majors, and improved STEM graduation rates.Said Bettayeb
TXAustin1832282Saint Edward's UniversityBuilding Capacity: Institute for Interdisciplinary Science: Preparing Students for the 4th Industrial Revolution This project aims to create the Institute for Interdisciplinary Science. The Institute will support student workforce training, cross-sector cooperation, and interdisciplinary activities that can prepare faculty and students for opportunities in the 4th Industrial Revolution. As this Revolution unfolds, collaborations between industry and higher education become critical to ensure that graduates have the knowledge and skills to be successful in the new workplace. The Institute will facilitate these collaborations by developing mutually beneficial industry-academia partnerships, providing professional development and research opportunities, and facilitating networking for exchange of new directions and ideas.Andrea Holgado
TXHouston1832534University of HoustonLinkBuilding Capacity: Integrated Interventions to Improve Undergraduate Student Success in STEM This project will advance the aims of the HSI Program by improving retention of students from first-year courses to higher level courses, and through completion of the bachelor's degree. The project will analyze student motivation and desire for obtaining a STEM degree. It will also implement and test the effectiveness of academic interventions, such as a summer bridge program, on student success. Donna Stokes
TXSan Antonio1832388University of Texas at San AntonioLinkBuilding Capacity: Transforming STEM Undergraduate Education through Academic Literacy, Mentoring, and Professional Development This project will advance the aims of the HSI Program by developing new curricula and methods of instruction that increase student persistence and success. The overall goal of this project is to develop new methods of instruction and associated curricular change with an explicit focus on the intersection of academic literacy and content competencies. This goal will be achieved through the application of evidence-based teaching approaches, coaching of STEM faculty to improve student learning, and by providing student mentoring and professional development experiences. Heather Shipley
TXEdinburg1832523The University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyBuilding Capacity: Transforming Undergraduate Education in STEM Through Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and Community Engagement This project will advance the aims of the HSI Program by increasing the retention and graduation of undergraduate students in science and mathematics. The project plans to achieve its goals by offering well-designed, high impact STEM courses that build upon culture, community engagement, and regionally-relevant research. To these ends, this project will train STEM faculty in culturally relevant pedagogy and community engaged scholarship.Alexis Racelis
TXDenton1953448Texas Woman's UniversityCapacity Building for Students and Faculty Through Partnerships, Research, Innovation, Mentoring, and Engagement This project aims to improve retention and graduation rates for undergraduate STEM students at Texas Woman’s University (TWU). This project intends to establish the TWU-Partnerships, Research, Innovation, Mentoring, and Engagement (TWU-PRIME) Program to improve faculty engagement and student learning and retention in STEM.Diana Elrod
TXSan Antonio2008428St. Philip's CollegeCIMA LSAMP Alliance The Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program assists universities and colleges in their efforts to significantly increase the number of students matriculating into and successfully completing high quality degree programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines in order to diversify the STEM workforce. These strategies facilitate the production of well-prepared students highly-qualified and motivated to pursue graduate education or careers in STEM.Randall Dawson
TXSan Marcos1928696Texas State University - San MarcosLinkCreating Faculty-Student Communities for Culturally Relevant Institutional Change The project's key goal is to improve undergraduate STEM courses in ways that that build on the students' strengths and that increase the collaboration between faculty and students in the learning process. The project emphasizes faculty-student partnerships to redesign courses, which has the potential to broaden participation of underrepresented minorities in STEM. Specifically, it will analyze the efforts of faculty and student teams to improve introductory STEM courses at a large HSI in central Texas. Heather Galloway
TXEl Paso1953560University of Texas at El PasoDeveloping Engineering Instructional Faculty as Leaders of Educational Change at Hispanic-Serving Institutions This project focuses on enabling non-tenure-eligible, instructional faculty to further foster culturally responsive, evidence-based approaches in engineering education at Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs). This project seeks to develop Engineering Instructional Faculty as leaders of educational change who embrace and promote the use of culturally responsive, evidence-based instructional practices at HSIs. Meagan Kendall
TXEl Paso2012475University of Texas at El PasoNetwork Cluster: Patterns and controls of ecohydrology, CO2 fluxes, and nutrient availability in pedogenic carbonate-dominated dryland critical zones This project will investigate important Critical Zone processes and improve our ability to predict future change. Specifically, this thematic cluster will investigate how carbonate minerals in dryland soils control and impact water, nutrients, salts, and carbon moving in and out of the Critical Zone. This project will help to educate and train middle to high school students, and college undergraduate and graduate students. These students will be provided with the motivation, skills and tools to become future professionals in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM).Lixin Jin
TXSan Antonio1832433Texas A&M University-San AntonioLinkNew to NSF: Recruiting and Retaining Students into Computing The objectives of this program are to broaden and strengthen the pipeline of students, including Hispanic students, entering the field of computing and cyber security. To meet workforce demands, the project will develop a computer science undergraduate computer science program in which cyber security topics are integrated throughout the curriculum. The project also seeks to increase the retention rates and strengthen the marketability of students by enabling student to automatically earn a certificate in cyber security education upon graduation. Jeong Yang
TXKingsville1928611Texas A&M University-KingsvillePathways to Promote Seamless Transitions for Undergraduate Engineering Majors This project aims to develop and assess an innovative model in engineering education that integrates mentoring, academic coaching, summer research experiences, and outside classroom opportunities to improve learning, retention, and preparation of engineering students from diverse cultural backgrounds. This project seeks to address the underrepresentation of Hispanics in the engineering workforce by developing the engineering curricula and co-curricular activities to better equip students as they proceed through critical transitions in the engineering major. Mohammad Alam
TXSan Antonio2009369St Mary's University San AntonioPre-Alliance Planning: Working Together? Adelante! This Pre-Alliance Planning project seeks to ultimately increase the preparedness of URM students in STEM fields and increase their retention, through the evaluation of potential interventions and identification of student perceived barriers to retention. The major outcome from this project will be the development of metrics, an evaluation design, and assessment methods to aid in development of the full alliance proposal.Melissa Karlin
TXHouston1953667Houston Baptist UniversityPreparing Underrepresented STEM Students for Success through Academic and Summer Research Opportunities This project aims to increase the number of diverse students participating in high impact undergraduate research experiences (UREs). The project will develop and provide activities that will prepare students to succeed in the URE as well as enter the STEM workforce.Meredith O'Hara
TXEl Paso2034030University of Texas at El PasoRAPID: Building Research Capabilities of Academically Talented Undergraduate Students from Hispanic-Serving Institutions through Virtual Research ExperiencesThis project aims to develop effective virtual internships and undergraduate research experiences to expand learning and professional development opportunities in computer sciences to minoritized undergraduate students. The project will engage students from diverse backgrounds and with diverse experiences in impactful research projects while proving students funding that will, in part, support continuation of their education.Ann Gates
TXLaredo2032954Laredo Community CollegeRAPID: Using Real Life COVID-19 data to teach quantititative reasoning skills to undergraduate Hispanic STEM students The project seeks to investigate the effectiveness of using a fully-virtual undergraduate research format to enhance quantitative reasoning and literacy while promoting student persistence during a pandemic of COVID-19. Additionally, this project seeks to promote faculty development in guiding undergraduate research at a community college and in an online learning environment. Nora Garza
WAToppenish1928570Heritage UniversityLinkCulturally Responsive Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics This project aims to strengthen the institutional capacity for increasing the enrollment, retention, and graduation of underrepresented minority students (URM). The goal of the project is to provide innovative opportunities for URM students to improve their education, enhance transferable skills, and contribute to the regional and national need for a diverse and competent STEM workforce to address societal challenges of the 21st Century.Jessica Black
CTEAST HARTFORD2150048NEW UNIVERSITY OF BRIDGEPORT, INC., THEHSI Pilot Project: Fostering Hispanic Achievement in Computer Science and Engineering with Affinity Research Group Model (Project Achieve) With support from the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program), this Track 1: Planning and Pilot Program grant aims to increase student retention/persistence and preparedness in Computer, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering, and Computer Science (CS) majors, thereby increasing their degree attainment at the University of Bridgeport.Buket Barkana
FLMiami1854816Florida International UniversityLinkCollaborative HSI Conference: Co-designing an engineering education research agenda Improving Undergraduate STEM Education in Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) calls for conference proposals that will help identify challenges and opportunities in STEM education at Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). Given the lack of resources that many engineering educators face attending conferences, this proposal consists of a series of traveling workshops that target engineering educators from HSIs.Alexandra Strong
NMLAS VEGAS2150103New Mexico Highlands UniversityCultivating Access to Manifest INtentional Outcomes in STEM (CAMINOS) With support from the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Program, this Track 2: IEP aims to build upon existing education assets in Northeastern New Mexico to broaden student engagement in STEM. The project will be conducted in one of the poorest U.S. regions, with 28% of residents below the poverty line, and ~78% of individuals of Hispanic descent.Kelly Trujillo
NYNEW YORK2150423CUNY John Jay College of Criminal JusticeHSI Pilot Project: Including others in the teaching and practice of STEM disciplines With support from the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program), this Track 1 project aims to promote systemic change in the teaching of STEM disciplines in order to close the gap between learners, educators, and the pedagogical material used in the classroom. The expected outcomes of this work are to increase faculty expertise through training in anti-racist and inclusive approaches that promote diversity in the STEM classroom, to have STEM students engaged with the faculty-created culturally affirming and anti-racist materials and activities, and to share the newly created resources in an open resource repository to support STEM faculty across the university and improve their pedagogical skills regarding culturally affirming teaching practices.Lissette Delgado-Cruzata
PRMAYAGUEZ2150461University of Puerto Rico MayaguezHSI Implementation and Evaluation Project: Paradigm for Sustainability and Resilience Engineering: A Transdisciplinary, Learner-Centered, and Diversity-Focused Approach With support from the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program), this Track 2: IEP aims to create a new Minor of Sustainability Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, as a precursor to the creation of a full Bachelor’s degree program in this field.Christopher Papadopoulos
CAMORAGA2150464Saint Mary's College of CaliforniaHSI Implementation and Evaluation Project: First year approaches to enhance science identity and STEM persistence With support from the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI Program), this Track 2 project aims to enhance the persistence and success of students from groups historically underrepresented in the STEM fields, particularly in their first year of STEM courses, within the context of a primarily undergraduate institution with a liberal arts and sciences based curriculum.Mari-Anne Rosario
TXARLINGTON2204309University of Texas at ArlingtonThe 2023 Gulf States Math Alliance Conference and Faculty Development Workshop This project serves the national interest by working to broadening participation of students from underrepresented and underserved populations in the mathematical sciences. Specifically, this project will organize the 2023 Annual Gulf States Math Alliance (GSMATH) Conference and offer a faculty development workshop to support the use of collaborative mentoring strategies by mathematics faculty at participating institutions.Jianzhong Su
AZTempe2211811Maricopa County Community College DistrictImproving STEM Education at HSI Community Colleges by Introducing High Impact Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) With support from the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Program, this conference aims to identify the unique challenges that administrators, staff, faculty and students in the US Southwest urban and rural HSI community colleges face when introducing high-impact educational practices such as Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) in STEM curricula.Anna Marti-Subirana
AZCoolidge1940949Central Arizona CollegeHSI Conference: Transforming STEM Education at Rural Hispanic-Serving Institutions Across the Nation With support from the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Program, this conference aims to identify the unique challenges that rural HSIs face in developing effective STEM programs that have robust student enrollment. It will also promote effective solutions that address these challenges.Mary Gilliland
AZTucson2037922University of ArizonaConference: Measuring the Success of Institutional Efforts at Hispanic-Serving Institutions With support from the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program), this conference aims to develop and test a series of measures to assess how HSIs achieve success in their efforts to serve their diverse students and improve STEM learning. Beth Mitchneck
NMLas Cruces2041515New Mexico State UniversityLinkConference: Building HSI Learning Resilience in the Face of Crisis With support from the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program), this conference aims to understand the effects of the pandemic and its continuing impact on HSI students’ learning. Antonio Garcia
TXHouston2045802University of HoustonCAREER: Broadening Participation in STEM: A Qualitative Analysis of Resilience Experiences and Strategies of Latina STEM Majors in Hispanic Serving Institutions The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program is a National Science Foundation-wide activity that offers awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education, and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.Elsa Gonzalez
TXEdinburg2111417The University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyCollaborative Research: Building Educational Theory Through Enacting Reforms in STEM This project aims to serve the national interest by building educational theory to support broadening participation in the context of improving undergraduate STEM education. This collaborative project across three institutions seeks to embed inclusive research-based instructional strategies (RBIS) within STEM undergraduate courses and departments and investigate effective strategies to support their use.Saraswathy Nair
PRSan Juan2114401Inter American University f Puerto Rico San JuanCollaborative Research: HSI Pilot Project: Research for Improved Student Experiences in STEM (RISE in STEM) With support from the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program), this Track 1 project, Research for Improved Student Experiences (RISE) in STEM aims to promote student success in STEM on the Ponce and Bayamon campuses of the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico (IAUPR) by implementing improved teaching practices and student supports in select introductory STEM courses.Merlis Alvarez-Berrios
PRPonce2114437Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto RicoThe Research Advancement among Careers and Education for Success in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (RACE for Success in STEM) With support from the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI Program), this Track 1 project aims to diminish weaknesses in solving problems and critical thinking skills in mathematics, English, and Spanish among first-year science students.Zaira Mateo
CAAlameda2114702College of AlamedaHSI Pilot Project: College of Alameda Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) Connect With support from Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI Program), this Track 1 project aims to increase the enrollment of Latinx students in College of Alameda (CoA) STEM programs and impact rates of success and retention in gateway STEM courses. The Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) Connect program will excite students about applied STEM learning and teach them the fundamentals of STEM inquiry and research through Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) that will be woven into their fall semester courses.Ana McClanhan
FLMiamiTitle2115153Miami Dade CollegeArtificial Intelligence For All: A Framework for a College Certificate This implementation and evaluation project from Miami Dade College (MDC) aims to serve the national interest by increasing community colleges’ capacity to develop and offer courses in artificial intelligence (AI) with the AI for All project. MDC plans to attract and train more students in AI by creating a College Credit Certificate in AI Framework.Antonio Delgado
CACulver City2115189West Los Angeles CollegeImprove Precalculus Success by Pairing a Precalculus Course with a Computer Science Course Centered on Select Precalculus Topics With support from the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program), this Track1 pilot project aims to improve underprepared students’ transition from algebra to calculus using computer programming to aid the learning of precalculus concepts and skills.Manish Patel
NYBronx2115568College of Mount Saint VincentHSI IUSE Pilot: Implementation of a Model Recitation Period to Support STEM Student Development and Scientific Literacy Skills in Chemistry With support from the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program), this pilot PPP project aims to implement academic supports that improve student learning and performance in introductory chemistry courses, thereby increasing the number of students entering chemistry and biochemistry majors.Pamela Kerrigan
NYNew York2115960CUNY John Jay College of Criminal JusticeHSI Planning Project: Development of an Early Attrition Predictive Model for STEM Majors at a Major Hispanic-Serving Institution With support from the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program), this Track 1: PPP proposal aims to undertake an institutional-wide assessment of early STEM attrition to inform the development of a predictive model that will identify students in STEM majors who are at risk of leaving STEM or dropping out entirely, and group these students according to their risk factors.Anthony Carpi
TXSan Antonio2116187University of Texas at San AntonioSupporting College Instructors in Improving College Algebra Teaching and Student Outcomes This project at the University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA) aims to improve teaching and learning in college algebra through the development of a collaborative faculty development program.Priya Prasad
TXLevelland2116810South Plains CollegeHSI Planning Project: Overcoming Barriers in the South Plains: Improving Retention for HSI Community College Students With support from the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program), this Track 1: PPP aims to improve retention for HSI community college students. South Plains College (SPC) has identified a lack of preparation and knowledge among high school students when it comes to STEM careers and educational pathways.Laci Alexander
AZTempe2120021Arizona State UniversityNSF INCLUDES Alliance: ALRISE - Accelerate Latinx Representation In STEM Education with Institutional Intentionality and Capacity Building for Experiential Learning The ALRISE Alliance is developing a network of faculty, staff, administrators, and students at 2-yr and 4-yr Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) and emerging HSIs (eHSIs) to accelerate Latinx representation in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education.Caroline VanIngen-Dunn
ILChicago2121693North Park UniversityHSI Implementation and Evaluation Project: Advancing the Reach and Scope of Supplemental Instruction With support from the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program), this Track 2 project focuses on increasing STEM student retention and success in entry-level courses at a Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) by expanding and adapting Supplemental Instruction (SI) to online learning environments.Matthew Van Duzor
WAPasco2121883Columbia Basin CollegeImproving First-to-Second Year Retention and Closing Equity Gaps through a STEM Academy This project aims to improve academic outcomes for Hispanic students by creating and piloting a new STEM Academy which will offer a combination of financial, academic, and social supports to an initial cohort of students.Jose Vidot
CAVan Nuys2121999Los Angeles Valley CollegeCreating Pathways to Increase Retention and Transfer Rates of STEM Majors at Two Los Angeles-Based Hispanic Serving Institutions With support from the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program), this Track 2 project aims to address the problem of low retention and transfer rates of underrepresented minorities in STEM at two sister Hispanic Serving Community Colleges in Los Angeles (Los Angeles Valley College-LAVC and Los Angeles Pierce College-LPC).Becky Green-Marroquin
CASan Francisco2122176San Francisco State UniversityStrengthening Student Motivation and Resilience through Research and Advising This implementation and evaluation project aims to increase the retention and graduation rates of engineering students from groups who are underrepresented in their participation in STEM fields of study. The project team's activities will have a particular emphasis on Hispanic/Latinx students, providing them resources and career development opportunities to increase their academic and employment success in the engineering workforce.Wenshen Pong
PRAguadilla2122203University of Puerto Rico at AguadillaHSI Implementation and Evaluation Project: Strengthening Teaching and Advancing Research Partnerships to Reinforce the STEM Workforce With support from the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program), this project from the University of Puerto Rico at Aguadilla aims to understand factors that improve STEM undergraduate education and help Hispanic students of Puerto Rico succeed in their STEM courses of study.Yadira Malavez
TXPasadena2122214San Jacinto College DistrictHSI Implementation and Evaluation Project: Incorporating Research-Related Activities in Developmental Math to Increase A.S. STEM Graduates With support from the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program), this Track 2: IEP aims to increase the number of Associate of Science degree STEM graduates. This will be achieved through revising a developmental math course onto a problem-based learning theory, which is supported by research to increase course success and student retention.Rachel Garcia
CASeaside2122243University Corporation at Monterey BayHSI Pilot Project: Inclusive and Integrative STEM Education through Undergraduate Research With support from the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program), this Track 1 project aims to increase access to research opportunities for traditionally underrepresented students in STEM, support diverse students and faculty in STEM, integrate research in the curriculum, create more inclusive research environments for undergraduates, and to enhance the professional advancement of faculty and research mentors.John Banks
PRSan Juan2122417University of Puerto Rico-Rio PiedrasPreparing the Next Generation of Environmental Scientists through Research-based Coursework and Community Internships There is a critical need for a more robust environmental workforce in Puerto Rico that mirrors similar demands across the United States in multiple sectors. This project - with support from the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program) - aims to provide experiences that will engage undergraduate students in the study of environmental science and lead to an expansion of this critical workforce.Elizabeth Dvorsky
CABakersfield2122442CSUB Auxiliary for Sponsored Programs AdministrationHSI Pilot Project: The MAESTRO Program - Minority Advancement in Engineering, Science, and Technology by Refactoring the Online Program With support from the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program), this Track 1: PPP aims to address the lack of means and support for Hispanic/Latinx, low-income, first generation students to effectively participate in postsecondary education.Alberto Cruz
WAYakima2122560Yakima Valley Community CollegeAspirar, An Integrated Program of Enhanced Advising and First-Year Experiences to Improve STEM Recruitment and Retention of Hispanic Students With support from the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program), this Track 2 project aims to enhance faculty advising and first-year student experiences, with an emphasis on attracting and retaining Hispanic students in the STEM Pathway programs.Matthew Loeser
CAPomona2122567Cal Poly Pomona Foundation, Inc.HSI Institutional Transformation Project: Cal Poly Pomona INtentional Venture Engaging STEM Students (CPP INVESTS) With support from the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program), this Track 3 ITP project at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (CPP) will advance the goals of the HSI Program by embedding high-impact practices (HIPs) during three critical transitions in the STEM student life cycle: (1) secondary to post-secondary education -- scale First Year Experience (FYE) courses and course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs), and embed peer learning assistants (PLAs) in FYEs; (2) lower division to upper division STEM courses -- embed CUREs in second year STEM gateway courses and capstone and upper-division GE courses; (3) graduation into the STEM workforce -- utilize two innovative components: “micro” internships and alternative learning records (ALRs).Olukemi Sawyerr
TXEl Paso2122607University of Texas at El PasoA Knowledge-Based Framework for Creating and Sustaining Transformational Change for Latinx Student Success in STEM This project aims to use a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens to create systemic, transformational change at the University of Texas at El Paso to increase the number of Latinx students, in particular Latina students, who are competitive in STEM careers.John Wiebe
ILChicago2122652University of Illinois at ChicagoInstitutional Transformation through Large-Scale Implementation of Departmental Action Teams This project aims to establish an institution-wide imperative to improve classroom climate, instructional quality, and degree pathways in all Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics departments at the University of Illinois-Chicago, a broad-access Hispanic-Serving Institution.Mike Stieff
TXSan Antonio2122655Texas A&M University-San AntonioHSI Pilot Project: Broadening Research Experiences for HSI STEM Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (BREDEI) With support from the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-­Serving Institutions (HSI Program), this Track 1 project aims to improve the quality, availability, and diversity of the STEM educational pipeline. By building a sustainable undergraduate field research program at Texas A&M University-­San Antonio, the project will develop a strong scientific and professional identity critical to the persistence in STEM majors and the motivation to pursue a science-­related career.Walter Den
TXSan Antonio2122658St Mary's University San AntonioHSI Implementation and Evaluation Project: FUERTE: Fostering Undergraduate Education, Retention and Transfer Environments With support from the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program), this Track 2: Implementation and Evaluation Project will increase the number of Latinx students who obtain baccalaureate degrees in STEM fields, including both those who enter St. Mary’s University as first-time freshmen and those who transfer from their partner, Northwest Vista College.Juan Ocampo
ILChicago2122665National-Louis UniversityPromoting Successful Outcomes for Diverse Computer Science Students through Mentored Professional Experiences This project will apply innovative approaches to professional mentoring and early workplace experiences to increase the success of diverse undergraduates in computer science programs.Robyn Moncrief
NYNew York2122690CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community CollegeHSI Implementation and Evaluation: Bridging the Gap: Designing a Technology Learning Community Integrating Computational Thinking to Improve STEM Engagement Across Disciplines With support from the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program), this Track 2 project aims to create a Technology Learning Community that integrates Computational Thinking into both formal classroom-based and informal co-curricular learning environments to mitigate the intimidation barriers encountered by the HSI students in STEM.Mohammad Azhar
COPueblo2122717Colorado State University-PuebloHSI Implementation and Evaluation Project: Creating Connected College Research Communities With support from the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program), this Track 2: IEP will integrate curricular, co-curricular, and programmatic activities to enhance the quality of undergraduate STEM education and to increase the recruitment, retention, and graduation rates of students pursuing associates or baccalaureate degrees in STEM for large numbers of Hispanic, rural, and low-income students at Colorado State University-Pueblo (CSU Pueblo) and regional community colleges.Brian Vanden Heuvel
MAHolyoke2122723Holyoke Community CollegeHSI Implementation and Evaluation Project: Western MA Engineering Pathways Program With support from the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program), this Track 2 project called The Western MA Engineering Pathways Program, will contribute to the national need for a diverse engineering workforce by supporting the recruitment, retention, graduation, and transfer of underrepresented students in engineering programs at Holyoke Community College (HCC), the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Western New England University (WNEU).Melissa Paciulli
NYNew York2122762CUNY Hunter CollegeAchieving Equitable Persistence in STEM with a Data-informed Student-centered Transformation of the First-year College Experience This project aims to develop and deploy a set of effective success practices to transform first-year STEM education in order to attain equitable educational outcomes in STEM, both at Hunter College and other Hispanic-serving institutions.Michael Steiper
FLFort Pierce2122783Indian River State CollegeImplementing Guided Inquiry Learning and Peer-Led Tutoring in Online Algebra and General Biology Laboratory Courses to Increase Student Retention and Degree Completion In this project Indian River State College aims to improve student engagement by piloting the use of high impact teaching practices, specifically in an online environment. In particular, the project seeks to increase enrollment, persistence, and successful completion of College Algebra and General Biology lab, two gateway courses that are fundamental for further progress in STEM disciplines.Melissa Doud
TXGalveston2122825Galveston CollegeHSI Institutional Transformation Project: Unified Community of Support - Building Capacity for STEM Transfer Students’ Success (UCS-STSS) With support from the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Program, this Track 3 ITP project aims to advance new knowledge of systems of domination and resistance in higher education within the context of HSIs. It will explore how to disrupt social reproduction of educational inequity.Ana Sanchez
TXSan Angelo2122828Angelo State UniversityHSI Planning Project: Integrative Undergraduate STEM Education at Angelo State University (I-USE ASU) With support from the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program), this Track 1: Planning Project: Integrative Undergraduate STEM Education at Angelo State University aims to identify the motivations and challenges that promising Latinx students face in their academic preparation and the impressions of their families, secondary school teachers and administrators towards STEM education and careers.Nicole Lozano
CACoalinga2122857West Hills Community CollegeCreating HSI Opportunities for Research and Undergraduate Support With support from the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program), this Track 2 project aims to increase recruitment of first-time students of color in STEM-majors, increase fall-to-fall persistence of STEM-majors, and elevate student’s ability to envision themselves as STEM professionals at West Hills College Coalinga, a 2-year rural community college in California’s Central Valley.Justin Garcia
TXEdinburg2122875The University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyHSI Institutional Transformation Project: Improving Undergraduate STEM Education Through Family-Centered Pedagogy With support from the NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE): Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program), this Track 3 Institutional Transformation Project (ITP) aims to evaluate and implement a novel Family-Centered Theory of Change Model for enhancing Latinx Students’ success in undergraduate STEM disciplines. Parwinder Grewal
WIMilwaukee2122881Mount Mary University, Inc.STEM by Design: Increasing the Competitiveness of the Nation’s Technical Workforce through Institutional Change Using Human-Centered Design This project aims to graduate digitally literate women to increase the competitiveness of the nation's technical workforce.Jeremy Edison
TXSan Antonio2122898Palo Alto CollegeHSI Pilot Project: Promoting Virtual Experiential Learning to Support Part-time and Nontraditional Students This project aims to create virtual experiential learning opportunities that are specifically aimed at part-time and non-traditional students attending Palo Alto College, an Hispanic-serving community college in the greater San Antonio area.Erron Gonzalez
WIMilwaukee2122903Alverno CollegeHSI Implementation & Evaluation Project: Alverno College STEM Community Impact Program (SCIP) With support from the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program), this Track 2: IEP aims to increase retention and graduation of STEM majors through focused community engagement activities to enhance STEM identity. As a women’s college serving primarily first-generation, low-income students, more than half women of color, Alverno College will use this project to broaden participation of underrepresented minorities and women in STEM, who lag in STEM degree attainment and STEM workforce participation.Angela Frey
TXDenton2122917University of North TexasEstablishing a Journey of Inclusion, Identity and Intersectionality through Guided Pathways to Enhance Latinx Success in Engineering and Computer Science This project will bring together the University of North Texas (UNT) and North Central Texas College (NCTC) to decrease the time to graduation for transfer students in engineering and computer science (ECS) and better meet the needs of Latinx students. The project leadership takes an asset-based approach to promote racial and gender equity and inclusion for students in Latinx communities in engineering.Nandika D'Souza
CODenver2122929Metropolitan State University of DenverHSI Pilot Project: Learning Assistant Transfer Pathway: Fostering STEM Connections With support from the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program), this Track 1 project aims to use the established and successful Learning Assistant program at Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) to promote transfer pathways between a two and four-year institution (Community College of Denver (CCD) and MSU Denver respectively), improve overall STEM classroom instruction, and increase retention and success of STEM students.Brooke Evans
NVHenderson2122930NSHE Board of Regents on behalf of Nevada State CollegeHSI Planning Project: Amplifying Climate Resilience Curriculum Using Informal Learning Opportunities for Undergraduates With support from the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program), this Track 1 Planning Project will build critical institutional structure and facilitate thoughtful planning for the future creation of STEM learning experiences that draw on the cultural capital of Latinx students at three HSIs (Nevada State College, University of Nevada Las Vegas, and College of Southern Nevada) in the field of climate change.Jennifer Edmonds
TXEl Paso2122934University of Texas at El PasoPromoting Student Success through a Social, Academic, and Institutional Support System in Engineering Education With support from the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) Program, this Track 2 project will develop and study a sustainable system of academic, institutional, and social supports (i.e., formal peer-mentoring program) for first-year engineering students at the University of Texas El Paso. The Promoviendo el Éxito Estudiantil a través de un Sistema de Apoyo (PromESA) model offers educational and personal support for students by providing mentees with tutoring, advising and connections to available university services.Cole Joslyn
CANorco2122936Riverside Community College District/Norco CampusIntegrating Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in Math Instruction at a Hispanic-Serving Community College to Increase Student Engagement and Success This project aims to serve the national interest by improving instructional practices in math education at an Hispanic-serving institution through the integration of culturally relevant pedagogical practices. A cohort of math faculty at the Norco Campus of Riverside Community College will pilot this professional development approach aimed at improving instructional practice in mathematics courses ranging from Math for Liberal Arts to Calculus. Caroline Hutchings
CARiverside2122940Riverside Community College District/Riverside City CollegeClosing STEM Student Academic Performance Equity Gaps Through Student Research Exposure and Faculty Professional Development in Pedagogy and Curricular Innovation With support from the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program), this Track 2 Implementation and Evaluation project will implement evidence-based faculty development leading to an institutional culture supportive of diversity, equity, and inclusion within STEM disciplines at a minority serving community college. Further, it will demonstrate the combined impact of such pedagogical and curricular practices with sustained, multi-faceted student supports, and enhanced exposure to undergraduate research experiences for building STEM identity, leading to improved student academic performance and successful transfer to baccalaureate STEM degree programs. Scott Blair
CALos Angeles2122941California State L A University Auxiliary Services Inc.Collaborative Research: HSI Implementation and Evaluation Project: Commitment to Learning Instilled by Mastery-Based Undergraduate Program Grading practices have been identified as one of the main culprits in the persistence of equity gaps. Traditional grading methods can be inequitable, ineffective, and even damaging to first-generation students, including Latinx students. To address this issue, a team of faculty from California State University, Los Angeles, in partnership with colleagues from East Los Angeles College and Pasadena City College, will work to transform student learning and assessment in second-year engineering courses. The project will develop and study a three-year professional development program to support the implementation of mastery-based grading, a form of grading that centers on two main concepts.David Raymond
CAIrvine2122942University of California-IrvineImproving STEM Degree Completion with Professional Development to Support Inclusive and Equitable Classroom Practices With support from the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program (HSI Program), this project aims to facilitate institutional transformation by addressing environmental factors that negatively influence STEM degree completion for groups of students. The project will offer a series of workshops that promote inclusivity in STEM fields by considering research on systemic issues and barriers to academic success.Pheather Harris
ORSalem2123225Chemeketa Community CollegeInclusive Community Collaboration and Supportive Cohorts to Improve STEM Student Success With support from the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program), this project will combine a STEM-focused faculty community of practice with student support strategies to improve the enrollment, persistence, and degree attainment of students who are underrepresented in their participation in STEM disciplines at Chemeketa College.Keith Schloeman
NMSilver City2123508Western New Mexico UniversityHSI Planning Project: Designing an Online and Integrative Interdisciplinary Data Science Community College Curriculum and Pathway With support from the NSF 20-599 Improving Undergraduate STEM Education - HSI Track 1 Planning and Pilot Program grant, Western New Mexico University (WNMU) and Western Governors University (WGU) will collaborate on the design and development of an interdisciplinary, online, two-year Associate of Science Data Science curriculum, degree plan, and pathway for HSI community college and university learners and for incoming dual enrollment, high school, community college, and non-traditional learners.Nancy Livingston
CARohnert Park2126711Sonoma State UniversitySupporting Active Learning in Introductory STEM Courses with Extended Reality California has the largest STEM workforce in the country and anticipates rapid growth in STEM careers. Supported by the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program), California State University-Fresno, San Jose State University, Sonoma State University, and Fresno City College are collaborating to provide training for 30 STEM educators to integrate active learning into introductory STEM courses in chemistry, physics, civil engineering, and construction management. In particular, the project team will explore the use of extended reality (XR), which represents three technologies (virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality) that will enable students to engage with course materials in ways that cannot be accomplished in a traditional classroom setting.Elisabeth Wade
CASan Jose2126716San Jose State University FoundationSupporting Active Learning in Introductory STEM Courses with Extended Reality California has the largest STEM workforce in the country and anticipates rapid growth in STEM careers. Supported by the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program), California State University-Fresno, San Jose State University, Sonoma State University, and Fresno City College are collaborating to provide training for 30 STEM educators to integrate active learning into introductory STEM courses in chemistry, physics, civil engineering, and construction management. In particular, the project team will explore the use of extended reality (XR), which represents three technologies (virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality) that will enable students to engage with course materials in ways that cannot be accomplished in a traditional classroom setting.Abraham Wolcott
CAFresno2126723California State University-Fresno FoundationSupporting Active Learning in Introductory STEM Courses with Extended Reality California has the largest STEM workforce in the country and anticipates rapid growth in STEM careers. Supported by the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program), California State University-Fresno, San Jose State University, Sonoma State University, and Fresno City College are collaborating to provide training for 30 STEM educators to integrate active learning into introductory STEM courses in chemistry, physics, civil engineering, and construction management. In particular, the project team will explore the use of extended reality (XR), which represents three technologies (virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality) that will enable students to engage with course materials in ways that cannot be accomplished in a traditional classroom setting.Wei Wu
FLGainesville2137331University of FloridaCollaborative Research: HSI Conference: Exploring the Realities of Contingent Latinx Faculty in STEM With support from the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program), this HSI Conference project aims to more deeply explore across Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI), the realities of contingent (part-time, contract-bound, or non-tenure track) Latinx faculty with various research and teaching roles. This collaborative project consists of a two-part conference focusing on the experiences of Latinx faculty in STEM, one part for faculty members themselves, and one for their administrators.Idalis Villanueva
CASan Bernardino2137332University Enterprises Corporation at CSUSBCollaborative Research: HSI Conference: Exploring the Realities of Contingent Latinx Faculty in STEM With support from the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program), this HSI Conference project aims to more deeply explore across Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI), the realities of contingent (part-time, contract-bound, or non-tenure track) Latinx faculty with various research and teaching roles. This collaborative project consists of a two-part conference focusing on the experiences of Latinx faculty in STEM, one part for faculty members themselves, and one for their administrators.Jose Munoz
CODenver2150045Metropolitan State University of DenverHSI Implementation and Evaluation Project: Building STEM identity to improve persistence, graduation and progression into STEM careers for diverse students With support from the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program), this Implementation and Evaluation project aims to build the STEM identity of minority students and positively impact their recruitment, persistence, graduation, and progression into STEM careers and/or graduate programs.Hsiu-Ping Liu
NJBloomfield2150203Bloomfield CollegeInterventions to Improve Academic Performance of Biology Majors at Bloomfield College With support from the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program), this Track1: Pilot PPP aims to improve the academic performance of first-year biology students at Bloomfield College, promote their retention, and ultimately, their graduation rates, which will in turn contribute to the development of a diverse, globally competitive STEM workforce.Tammy Castro
CAWhittier2150298Rio Hondo CollegeTransitions and Research Across Interfaces (TRAINS) With support from the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program), this Track 2: IEP aims to transition students at HSI community colleges to baccalaureate-granting institutions with a declared major in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) discipline.Christian Vaca
CASan Francisco2150323San Francisco State UniversityHSI Implementation and Evaluation Project: Self-sustaining Peer Mentor Support System for Computer Science Students With support from the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program), this Implementation and Evaluation Project aims to build a sustainable, inclusive learning community for HSI Computer Science (CS) students through a peer mentoring program to enhance the quality of CS education and to increase the retention and graduation rates of students in CS, particularly Hispanic students.Jingyi Wang
CASan Diego2150400San Diego State University FoundationHSI Pilot Project: Building Bridges into Math and STEM at San Diego State University-Imperial Valley With support from the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program), this pilot project aims to build math capacity at San Diego State University-Imperial Valley (SDSU-IV) and enhance undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education by developing and analyzing a Summer Bridge Math Experience (SBME) to newly admitted students who have math/statistics course requirements.Huan Qin
CASanta Cruz2150444University of California-Santa CruzImplementation and Evaluation of Curricular Undergraduate Research Experiences in the Life Sciences With support from the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) program, this Track 2 project focuses on improving the success of underrepresented students in the life sciences. A major goal of this project is to increase the number of course-based undergraduate research (CURE) laboratories so that more students, including those from underrepresented groups have access to this transformative pedagogical intervention.Jeremy Sanford
CAAtherton2150454
Menlo CollegeHSI Pilot Project: Improving Undergraduate Biology Courses to Enhance Student Achievement and Interest in Biology and Related Coursework and Careers With support from the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Program this project aims to investigate the effect of a new introductory multidisciplinary biology curriculum that integrates content exploring biological concepts related to race on student academic achievement, the pursuit of additional biology coursework, and career aspirations in STEM.Melissa Michelson
CABakersfield2150520Bakersfield CollegePromoting Student Persistence, Learning, and Understanding Through an Expanded MESA Program With support from the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program), this Track 1 project aims to expand Bakersfield College’s Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) program and study the impact of its various aspects on student success. MESA participants at Bakersfield College have improved course completion rates and other outcomes, and are on a path to graduate with an associate degree in a STEM discipline and/or transfer to four-year institutions.James McGarrah
AZTucson2150530University of ArizonaCollaborative Research: HSI Implementation and Evaluation Project: Transfer Students’ Success in Quantum Information Science and Engineering With support from the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program), this Track 2 project will develop an interdisciplinary field of national importance, Quantum Information Science, by supporting the transfer of community college students into quantum information science related majors including Electrical and Computer Engineering, Optical Sciences and Engineering, Computer Science, and Physics.Allison Huff
AZTucson2150532Pima County Community College District- NORTHWEST CAMPUSCollaborative Research: HSI Implementation and Evaluation Project: Transfer Students’ Success in Quantum Information Science and Engineering With support from the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program), this Track 2 project will develop an interdisciplinary field of national importance, Quantum Information Science, by supporting the transfer of community college students into quantum information science related majors including Electrical and Computer Engineering, Optical Sciences and Engineering, Computer Science, and Physics.Emily Halvorson-Otts
TXHouston2209615University of HoustonIntergovernmental Personnel Award Elsa Gonzalez
CANorthridge1842386
The University Corporation, Northridge
Data Science Program with Career Support and Connections to Industry The NSF's Accelerating Discovery: Educating the Future STEM Workforce supports efforts that can position the future STEM workforce to make bold advances in the NSF Big Ideas (https://www.nsf.gov/about/congress/115/10bigideas.jsp). This Accelerating Discovery project will support the Harnessing the Data Revolution Big Idea by developing a new interdisciplinary workforce training program in Data Science. This program will include course work, research projects linked to emerging data analysis needs in the public and private sectors, and career development for undergraduates in mathematics.
Carol Shubin
DCWashington 1930047
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Preparing Diverse STEM Researchers to Address Global Challenges In its strong commitment to broaden the participation of students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields from groups underrepresented in those disciplines, the National Science Foundation (NSF) provides funding for conferences and workshops. To this end, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) will hold the Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conferences in STEM in 2020, 2021 and 2022 with the theme of "Preparing Diverse STEM Researchers to Address Global Challenges." The conferences will include undergraduate and graduate students from the following programs at the NSF: Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Undergraduate Program, Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation, Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology, Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate, Tribal Colleges and Universities Program, Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program, and Research Experiences for Undergraduates.
Iris Wagstaff
DCWashington ">1938982
American Association for the Advancement of Science
AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships 2019-2022 The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) will continue its collaboration in providing to early- and mid-career scientists and engineers experiential professional development and public service fellowships via the AAAS Science and Technology Fellowship (STPF) Program. The STPF program objectives are to: a) educate scientists and engineers on the intricacies of federal policy making; b) provide information and analyses that support decision makers confronting challenges that involve scientific and technological issues; c) empower civic engagement and leadership by scientists and engineers by enhancing their skills to assess, communicate and apply science and technology in policy contexts; and d) increase the involvement and visibility of scientists and engineers in the policy realm and foster positive exchange between scientific professionals, policymakers and regulators.
Eric Albers
AZTempe1949750
Arizona State UniversityIntergovernmental Personnel Award
Erika Camacho
PRSan Juan2008186
University of Puerto Rico
Louis Stokes STEM Pathways and Research Alliance: Puerto Rico-LSAMP - Expanding Opportunities for Underrepresented College Students (2020-2025) The Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program assists universities and colleges in diversifying the STEM workforce through their efforts at significantly increasing the numbers of students successfully completing high quality degree programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Particular emphasis is placed on transforming STEM education through innovative recruitment and retention strategies and experiences in support of groups historically under-represented in STEM disciplines: African-Americans, Alaskan Natives, American Indians, Hispanic Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders.
Mayra Olavarría-Cruz
MDWhite Plains2037515
GPRA Strategic Management, Inc.
PLUS ME: A Novel Professional Development Approach for HBCU STEM Faculty The Historically Black Colleges and Universities – Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) is designed to enhance the quality of both undergraduate STEM education and research at HBCUs to broaden participation in the nation's STEM workforce. As such, HBCU-UP provides support to principal investigators who are committed to meeting the nation's accelerating demands for STEM talent through a number of priority areas, including, increased research capacity of STEM faculty and evidence-based leadership and professional development of faculty
Carmen Rivera
TXSan Antonio2040836
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
NSF INCLUDES Planning Grant: A Collaboration of Hispanic Serving Institutions and Organizations to Strengthen Pathways to STEM Graduate Education for Latinx Students The growth of the United States STEM workforce is important to economic and global competitiveness. Developing STEM talent among all sectors of society is needed in order to grow the workforce. This planning grant project includes a leadership team of experts from the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) and two Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): The University of California, Santa Barbara and the University of Arizona. The project leaders will engage dozens of HSIs and organization to build a collaborative infrastructure.David Ortiz
TXSan Marcos2046079
Texas State University - San Marcos
CAREER: Effects of Community Cultural Wealth on Persistence of Black and Hispanic Women in the P-20 Computing Workforce Pipeline in Texas The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program is a National Science Foundation-wide activity that offers awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education, to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization, and to build a foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research.
Shetay Ashford-Hanserd
TXLubbock2110048
Texas Tech University
CAREER: Effects of Community Cultural Wealth on Persistence of Black and Hispanic Women in the P-20 Computing Workforce Pipeline in Texas The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program is a National Science Foundation-wide activity that offers awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education, to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization, and to build a foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research.
Lawrence Schovanec
FLOrlando2111262
Texas Tech University
Louis Stokes New STEM Pathways Implementation-Only Alliance: The Bridges Across Texas Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation The Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program assists universities and colleges in diversifying the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce through their efforts at significantly increasing the numbers of students from historically underrepresented minority (URM) populations to successfully complete high-quality degree programs in STEM. The Bridges Across Texas LSAMP (BAT-LSAMP) is a collaboration with five Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) of higher education- Texas Tech University (TTU), the University of North Texas at Dallas (UNTD), Dallas College El Centro Campus (DCECC), South Plains College (SPC), and Texas Southmost College (TSC).
Sidra VanDeCar
NMAlbuquerque#University of New Mexico
SRS RN: Transforming Rural-Urban Systems: Trajectories for Sustainability in the Intermountain West Catastrophic wildfires, dwindling water supplies, and rapid urban population growth are some of the most pressing challenges of the Intermountain West (IMW). However, the current services and resources available to urban and rural systems (URS) in the IMW leave communities ill-equipped to face these issues. The Transforming Rural-Urban Systems: Trajectories for Sustainability in the Intermountain West Research Network (TRUSTS-RN) is a transdisciplinary research effort representing diverse communities, sectors, disciplines, and backgrounds aimed at improving regional sustainability.
Mark Stone
TXCollege Station
2119549Texas A&M University
Using Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence to Improve Teaching and Learning Spatial Transformations in STEM Disciplines The mathematics that are used to describe spatial transformations can be very difficult for undergraduate students. While moving something in the physical world may be easy to understand, describing the same operation with math in the digital world can be daunting. This project will develop new technology using Augmented Reality (AR) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to improve the teaching and learning of these difficult concepts in STEM disciplines as well as creative endeavors.
Wei Yan
TXHouston2120417University of Houston
RCN-UBE: Bringing CRISPR-Cas9 technologies to the undergraduate classroom: an undergraduate instructors' network The CRISPR in the Classroom Network seeks to expand current undergraduate laboratory curriculum to include CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology. In the last decade, CRISPR-Cas9 has become a mainstream technique in molecular biology, and a basic understanding of the methodology is essential for our undergraduates to enter research careers workforce-ready. However, as is the case with any new technology, course instructors need access to training, professional development opportunities, and support to bring CRISPR-Cas9 into their curricula, which is not always readily available.
Donna Pattison
CASanta Clarita2120432
College of the Canyons
RCN-UBE Incubator: The Campus as a Living Lab This project aims to serve the national interest by increasing opportunities for undergraduate students at four-year and community colleges to engage in authentic and relevant STEM research. With the development of a native bee Campus as a Living Lab (CALL) research toolkit, the project will address two main barriers that faculty regularly face in doing so, limited time and resources. The CALL research toolkit will include materials and step-by-step instructions to initiate and expand the study of campus native bee biodiversity.
Jeannie Chari
TXSan Antonio2120567Texas A&M University-San Antonio
RCN-UBE Incubator: Building an interdisciplinary regional network to expose under-represented students to biological research in its community context Research has shown that under-served students typically have few opportunities to engage in high-impact research activities and that first-generation college students want their learning to be connected to their home communities. When educators attempt to improve upon undergraduate research opportunities they frequently focus on placing only select students in one-on-one faculty mentored research and fail to link the research to the students’ daily lives.
Megan Wise de Valdez
CAIrvine2121572
University of California-Irvine
A Study in Engaging Students with Complex Topics through Knowledge Graphs This project aims to serve the national interest by improving sustainability science instruction and learning at a general education level for undergraduate students. Educating future generations about sustainability science is a critical problem for humanity’s collective future. Recognizing the importance of this topic, many colleges and universities have established or are developing general education courses on sustainability science that every student must take. William Tomlinson
TXCollege Station2124888
Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station
Standard Research: Developing Ethical STEM Research Competency and Self-Efficacy in High School and College Engineering Courses This project aims to develop instructional materials that support ethical practices in STEM at the high school and undergraduate levels to improve student outcomes and self-efficacy related to ethical STEM research. Through the design and implementation of STEM research ethics modules in an undergraduate engineering curriculum, the project generates data related to the ethical knowledge, reasoning skills, attitudes, and practices of several thousand engineering undergraduate students.
Bimal Nepal
NYBronx2135805CUNY Hostos Community College
A Holistic Two-Generation Approach to Improving STEM Education Outcomes in the South Bronx This award is funded in whole or in part under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (Public Law 117-2). This project aims to serve the national interest by addressing the immediate needs of student-parents as they complete undergraduate STEM degrees. The project will support student-parents at CUNY Hostos Community College, a two-year Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) in the South Bronx.
Sarah Hoiland
TXSan Marcos &HistoricalAwards=false">2141925Texas State University - San Marcos
Generating a Research-Informed Transition to a Mathematical Proof Curriculum This project aims to serve the national interest by developing a research-informed curriculum for mathematics transition to proof courses. Proofs and logical reasoning are tools used in mathematics to solve advanced problems. Many STEM majors, especially those in the mathematical sciences, need support in learning how to read and produce mathematical proofs. This skill is a primary means of learning and doing mathematics in third- and fourth-year college mathematics courses.
Paul Dawkins
CAFullerton2142122California State University-Fullerton Foundation
Transforming Undergraduate Mathematics Education Through Faculty Development in Active Learning and Equity-Minded Instruction This project aims to serve the national interest by transforming undergraduate mathematics teaching to be more equity-minded and actively engaged. This project will implement and research a robust and evidence-based professional development (PD) program to train and support faculty in adopting an active learning in mathematics (ALM) approach. The ALM approach will have a deliberate focus on equity-minded instruction.
Alison Marzocchi
NJJersey City2142330New Jersey City University
Building Capacity to Develop Community-Engaged STEM Learning as an Institutional Transformative Mechanism This project aims to serve the national interest by integrating STEM learning with community-oriented problem solving, evidence-based decision making, critical thinking, and the development of civic duties. The project plans to build institutional capacity to create an immersive environment of community-engaged learning (CEL) and to transform STEM education. Working collaboratively with community partners, students will use their knowledge and skills in STEM fields to address issues facing many minority communities, particularly inequity issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic and post-pandemic rejuvenation of affected communities
Yufeng Wei
CAPomona2142490Cal Poly Pomona Foundation, Inc.
Collaborative Research: Broadening Inclusive Participation in Artificial Intelligence Undergraduate Education for Social Good Using A Situated Learning Approach This project aims to serve the national interest by improving college-level education in artificial intelligence (AI). Advances in AI will likely improve transportation, education, healthcare, and other societal issues. It is important that college students gain skills in AI to prepare them to be future leaders and innovators. However, current AI education lacks both broad multidisciplinary participation and diversity. The project plans to develop and implement strategies for improving education in AI that are available to all students, not just those enrolled in computer science programs.
Gabriel Granco
CASan Bernardino2142503University Enterprises Corporation at CSUSB
Collaborative Research: Broadening Inclusive Participation in Artificial Intelligence Undergraduate Education for Social Good Using A Situated Learning Approach This project aims to serve the national interest by improving college-level education in artificial intelligence (AI). Advances in AI will likely improve transportation, education, healthcare, and other societal issues. It is important that college students gain skills in AI to prepare them to be future leaders and innovators. However, current AI education lacks both broad multidisciplinary participation and diversity.
Yunfei Hou
CASan Jose2142783San Jose State University Foundation
Collaborative Research: Broadening Inclusive Participation in Artificial Intelligence Undergraduate Education for Social Good Using A Situated Learning Approach This project aims to serve the national interest by improving college-level education in artificial intelligence (AI). Advances in AI will likely improve transportation, education, healthcare, and other societal issues. It is important that college students gain skills in AI to prepare them to be future leaders and innovators. However, current AI education lacks both broad multidisciplinary participation and diversity.
Yu Chen
TXHouston2150057Houston Baptist University
HSI Pilot Project: Developing an Inquiry-Based Research Module to Promote Academic Success in a Diverse Undergraduate STEM Student Population The importance of this project is that aims to increase the academic success rates of sophomore STEM students and narrow the achievement gap between under-represented minority (URM) or first-generation (FG) and other cohort members by immersing students in an authentic research experience. Attrition rates for STEM students in their second year are significant, especially for URM and FG students. The project supports students during this critical period, they will persist in STEM majors and ultimately increase their representation in the workforce.
Matthew Blank
CASan Diego2202413San Diego State University Foundation
Seeing Virtually: Toward a Vision of Teaching Physics in 3-D Space One reason that students struggle in introductory physics classes, which are often key entry points for science, technology, engineering, and math majors, is that certain topics are difficult to mentally visualize and manipulate. For example, vectors and fields are challenging in their own right, and even more so when presented using static two-dimensional imagery.
Matthew Anderson
PRSan Juan2215753University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras
Developing Foundations for Nanopore DNA Sequencing Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences at Minority-Serving Institutions This project aims to serve the national interest by making it easier for educators to integrate advanced DNA sequencing technologies and related laboratory and data science skills into their teaching. DNA sequencing allows us to read the instructions contained in DNA — the so-called “molecule of life”. DNA sequencing has impacted every area of biology, enabling researchers to understand more about how life works.
Jose Agosto-Rivera
TXEl Paso2215849University of Texas at El Paso
An Online Tool to Support Productive Struggles and Improve the Self-Efficacy of Undergraduate Students in Introductory Computer Science Courses. This project aims to serve the national interest by developing an online platform that will help to improve retention in introductory computing courses. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the demand for computing jobs will continue to grow in the coming years. However, the projected number of computer science graduates does not meet the predicted demand. One of the reasons for this is the high dropout rates of computing majors. A computer science degree is tied to developing technical skills, which may be taught while students solve problems involving challenging tasks.
Mahmud Hossain
NYBrooklyn &HistoricalAwards=false">2215859CUNY New York City College of Technology
Developing Foundations for Nanopore DNA Sequencing Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences at Minority-Serving Institutions This project aims to serve the national interest by making it easier for educators to integrate advanced DNA sequencing technologies and related laboratory and data science skills into their teaching. DNA sequencing allows us to read the instructions contained in DNA — the so-called “molecule of life”. DNA sequencing has impacted every area of biology, enabling researchers to understand more about how life works.
Jeremy Seto
TXEdinburg2216308The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Improving the Quality of Learning among Physics Students through a Synergistic Implementation of a Team-Based Learning Approach in a Hispanic-Serving Institution This project aims to serve the national interest by improving student learning in undergraduate physics using Team-based Learning (TBL) in multiple sections of lower division and advanced level physics classes. The project will address common gaps in students’ conceptual and problem-solving skills using interactive delivery of content that is essential for understanding the fundamental laws of nature.
Edgar Corpuz