Join Dr. Delia Valles and Dr. Desmond on December 4th, 2020 for a Zoom Help Session for preparing your proposal for submission to the new HSI Program Solicitation (NSF 20-599).
Dr. Martha Desmond is a Regents Professor at NMSU in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Ecology. She received her BA in Environmental Studies from Wells College and MS and Ph.D. In wildlife ecology from the University of Nebraska where she studied burrowing owl population ecology. She completed an NSF International Postdoctoral Fellowship working with the Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua and Texas A&M. Her avian ecology research focuses on birds in grassland and arid land systems as well as urban environments. While working in the border region, she became interested in educational programs for diverse communities. Educational programs that she has developed have mentored thousands of students locally and nationally across natural resource fields, working collaboratively with federal agencies on the development of diverse workforces.
Dr. Delia Valles-Rosales is an Associate Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering at NMSU, where she received her Ph.D. She is originally from Mexico. Her research uses nature to inspire the development of innovative manufacturing processes, new processes of biomass utilization in the plastic industry, and models and algorithms for system optimization in agriculture, industry, and service areas. Dr. Valles-Rosales has been investigating various biomass resources as fibers to be coupled with polymers for fulfilling the need for new applications. Her research has studied the effect of materials and particle size on the mechanical properties represented by tensile, bending, impact resistance, and water absorption properties. Dr. Valles-Rosales is currently the NMSU Director of the Wheels of Change: A Consortium to Develop Champions in Agriculture in the Areas of Sustainable Energy and Natural Resource Management Program funded by USDA.
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Dr. Antonio Garcia, NSF HSI Program Awardee, will join Dr. Delia Valles as our guest panelist on November 6, 2020 for a Zoom Help Session for preparing your proposal for submission to the new HSI Program Solicitation (NSF 20-599).
Antonio (“Tony”) García was recently appointed as Associate Dean of Academics for the College of Engineering at New Mexico State University, and brings more than 34 years of experience in academia and industry. He also holds the position of George W. Lucky Professor in Chemical Engineering due to his expertise in bioprocessing and biomedical devices. As a designer, inventor and researcher, he has developed several diagnostic and drug delivery technologies in conjunction with an international team whose mission is to promote the use of personalized care technology to improve global health. Dr. García is also actively involved in education and human resource projects aimed at improving math, science, and engineering education and to meet the demand for a robust technological workforce as the nation’s demographics changes. He was Associate Editor of the Journal of Research in Science Teaching 2003-2005 and was the project director of a National Science Foundation program (LSAMP) project, established in 1992, to enhance opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in science, math and engineering. After moving to Las Cruces in August 2019, he led a team of NMSU faculty to recently secure a NSF HSI grant (which began in April 2020) on Innovative Partnerships with Industry with the theme of: Enhancing Social Mobility by Combing Adult Learning within an Engineering Curriculum.
PPT Presentation: Garcia Slides
Moderated by: Martha Desmond & Delia Valles, HSI STEM Hub & Nora Garza, TxHSIC
The NSF HSI STEM Hub and TxHSIC will host a webinar on Friday, October 2, 2020 for “An Overview of the New NSF HSI STEM Program Solicitation” to inform the HSI STEM community about the updates to the solicitation and provide guidance on the new application for proposals. NSF HSI Program Director, Dr. Erika Camacho, and NSF DUE Program Director, Dr. Jennifer Lewis will provide a general overview of these recent updates followed by a Q & A session to answer your questions.
Dr. Erika T. Camacho is NSF Program Director for the ADVANCE and HSI programs as well as being co-Lead for the latter. She is an Associate Professor in Applied Mathematics at Arizona State University (ASU). She published the first set of mechanistic models addressing photoreceptor degeneration, providing a new framework through which experimentalists can examine retinal degeneration and mitigate blindness. Her research is at the interface of mathematics and physiology and involves analytical techniques, in silico experiments, computational work, and collaborations with experimentalists. She has been awarded the 2019 AAAS Mentor Award, the 2014 PAESMEM (Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring) from the White House, the 2020 Louise Hay Award for Mathematics Education from the Association for Women in Mathematics, the 2018 American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education Outstanding Latino/a Faculty in Higher Education Research/Teaching (Research Institutions) Award, the 2017 Great Minds in STEM Education Award, the 2012 SACNAS Distinguished Undergraduate Mentoring Award, and the 2011 Hispanic Women’s Corporation National Latina Leadership Award among many other national awards and honors.
Jennifer Lewis is a Program Director in the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) at the National Science Foundation. She earned her undergraduate degree from North Dakota State University and her doctorate from Pennsylvania State University, both in chemistry. She has been elected as a Fellow of the American Chemical Society and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She serves as the co-lead of the Improving Undergraduate Education: Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI Program) and also works on two other cross-cutting programs, the NSF-wide Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) and the Education and Human Resources Directorate’s EHR Core Research program (ECR), in addition to the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, the Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) Program, and the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR) Program. She identifies as a discipline-based educational researcher and has published work on argumentation, affect, and measurement. Her current projects include social network analyses of faculty involved in institutional change efforts and measurement invariance testing to examine whether commonly used measures function for diverse student populations. Jennifer also brings expertise as an experienced project evaluator to the HSI Program.
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