NSF HSI National STEM Resource Hub Rapid COVID-19 Response

Letter to  the HSI Community:

The Jumpstart Grantsmanship Workshops in NY/PR/FL that were scheduled for March and April 2020 and were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be offered during May 2020.

We are committed to supporting the HSI community’s  grantsmanship efforts and for this reason we collaborated in the  design of a virtual online workshop that will be offered over two, 5-hour days .

These workshops are for confirmed registrants of the cancelled workshops in Hunter College, EDP University, and  Miami Dade College.

Session content:

  • Session 1: May 14/15 Foundations: Introduction to the HSI Initiative and grant review process [NSF HSI Initiative; NSF organization: NSF STEM education funding opportunities; mock grant review; Q&A with expert panel; “homework” for session 2]
  • Session 2: May 28/29 Proposal Design: Crafting your grant proposal [interactive hands-on grant research & writing sessions; Q&A with expert panel]

Workshop dates:

  • Cohort 1: Thursdays May 14 & 28 (10:30 am-4:30 pm EDT)
  • Cohort 2: Fridays May 15 & 29 (10:30 am – 4:30 pm EDT)

Special thanks are due to Derrick Brazill and Carmen I Negron-Castro for their support of the Face2Face workshops at Hunter College in NY and EDP University in Puerto Rico, respectively.

We are eager to move forward on this online training platform and look forward to working with the attendees toward fulfillment of their HSI STEM education goals.

The workshop leaders:

Elba Serrano, PhD                                         Minerva Cordero, PhD

Regents Professor, NMSU                           Distinguished Teaching Professor, UTA

NHNSR Hub, NMSU Lead PI                     Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, UTA

May 2020 Virtual Workshop Registered Participants

DelawareDelaware State UniversityDerrick ScottAssistant Professor
FloridaCollege of the Florida KeysMarcial EcheniqueProfessor
FloridaFlorida SouthWestern State CollegeGrace ScardoCoordinator, Grants & Assessment
FloridaMiami Dade CollegeRoger Isaac BlancoGrant Director, Pedagogy
FloridaMiami Dade CollegeMonica MinchalaDirector of Program Development
FloridaMiami Dade CollegeJuan Prieto-ValdesProfessor
FloridaNova Southeastern UniversityElizabeth GombashGrant Consultant
FloridaPalm Beach State CollegeMaureen cappDirector of Resource and Grant Development
IllinoisMorton CollegeErin StrautsInterim Director of Institutional Research
IllinoisMorton CollegeSara HelmusChemistry Instructor
New JerseyBergen Community CollegeMark MolisaniSr. Grant Writer
New JerseyBergen Community CollegeEmily VandalovskyDean
New JerseyBloomfield CollegeSherrie CalishPBI Grant Director
New JerseyBMCCTamer AvcilarLecturer
New JerseyBMCC/CUNYHong YuanAssistant Professor
New YorkBMCCMaryam VatankhahAssistant Professor
New YorkBMCCMohammad Q AzharAssistant Professor
New YorkBMCC/CUNYAbel NavarroProfessor
New YorkBMCC/CUNYMahmoud ArdebiliProfessor
New YorkCUNY, NYCCTElena FilatovaAssistant Professor
New YorkEugenio Maria de Hostos Community College – CUNYClara Nieto-WireAssociate Professor
New YorkHunter CollegeAli YounesRadiochemistry Research Associate
New YorkHunter CollegeDiana BratuAssociate Professor
New YorkJohn Jay CollegeGabriella SanguinetiPRISM Research and Outreach Coordinator
New YorkQueensborough Community College (QCC)Christine SpicknellAssistant Director, Office of Grants/Sponsored Programs
New YorkQueensborough Community College of CUNYMonica TrujilloAssociate Professor of Biology
New YorkQueensborough Community College of CUNYM. Chantale DamasAssistant Professor
Puerto RicoBayamon Central UniversityMichelle RiveraTitle V Project Director and HSI STEM Research Mentor
Puerto RicoEDP UniversityJosé R. Vega RiveraDirector Graduate School & Director School of Technology
Puerto RicoEDP UniversityMiguel A. DrouynProfesor
Puerto RicoEDP University of Puerto RicoEmanuel A Moreno RiveraDirector School of Technology
Puerto RicoEDP University of Puerto RicoCarmen I. Negron-CastroInstitutional Director for External Funds
Puerto RicoInter American University – AguadillaOdalys AlvarezProfessorSTEM Coordinator
Puerto RicoInter American University -AguadillaGricel RuizAssistant Professor/ Director of the Title V project Expanding Science and Technology Opportunities in Puerto Rico
Puerto RicoInter American University- BayamonRafael R Canales PastranaChancellor Executive Assistant
Puerto RicoInter American University of Puerto RicoMonica D. Gonzalez MarreroInstitutional Director of Sponsored Programs
Puerto RicoInter American University- San GermánAlvaro LecompteProfessor
Puerto RicoInter-American University – BarranquitasÁngel R. Núñez MarreroAssistant Professor
Puerto RicoPontifical Catholic University of Puerto RicoMargarita Rodriguez LopezAssociate Professor
Puerto RicoUniversidad del Sagrado CorazónAna Maria SolerExternal Funding Specialist
Puerto RicoUniversidad del Sagrado CorazónERICA B. BENOITDevelopment & Communications Grants Mgr.
Puerto RicoUPR-BayamonJuan H. Sánchez-MendezSponsored Programs Office Director
Puerto RicoUPR-CayeyJuan SantanaAssistant Professor
Puerto RicoUPR-UtuadoOlgaly Ramos-RodríguezProfessor
Puerto RicoUPR-UtuadoAndre SanfiorenzoAssociate Professor


If you have questions, please contact:

Elba Serrano, PhD
Regents Professor, NMSU

This workshop is supported by the host institution, and the National Science Foundation (Awards 1832338/NMSU; 1832345/CSUN). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed during the workshop are those of the presenter and do not necessarily reflect the views of the host institution, the National Science Foundation, Cal State Northridge, DACC or New Mexico State University.