NSF HSI PROGRAM AWARDS:

2018-Present


Awardee Map - Map of Education Grant Awardees

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 CollegeLinkBuilding 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 fgomez@calstate.edu 
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 TrusteesLinkBuilding 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