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

Delaware Delaware State University Derrick Scott Assistant Professor
Florida College of the Florida Keys Marcial Echenique Professor
Florida Florida SouthWestern State College Grace Scardo Coordinator, Grants & Assessment
Florida Miami Dade College Roger Isaac Blanco Grant Director, Pedagogy
Florida Miami Dade College Monica Minchala Director of Program Development
Florida Miami Dade College Juan Prieto-Valdes Professor
Florida Nova Southeastern University Elizabeth Gombash Grant Consultant
Florida Palm Beach State College Maureen capp Director of Resource and Grant Development
Illinois Morton College Erin Strauts Interim Director of Institutional Research
Illinois Morton College Sara Helmus Chemistry Instructor
New Jersey Bergen Community College Mark Molisani Sr. Grant Writer
New Jersey Bergen Community College Emily Vandalovsky Dean
New Jersey Bloomfield College Sherrie Calish PBI Grant Director
New Jersey BMCC Tamer Avcilar Lecturer
New Jersey BMCC/CUNY Hong Yuan Assistant Professor
New York BMCC Maryam Vatankhah Assistant Professor
New York BMCC Mohammad Q Azhar Assistant Professor
New York BMCC/CUNY Abel Navarro Professor
New York BMCC/CUNY Mahmoud Ardebili Professor
New York CUNY, NYCCT Elena Filatova Assistant Professor
New York Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community College – CUNY Clara Nieto-Wire Associate Professor
New York Hunter College Ali Younes Radiochemistry Research Associate
New York Hunter College Diana Bratu Associate Professor
New York John Jay College Gabriella Sanguineti PRISM Research and Outreach Coordinator
New York Queensborough Community College (QCC) Christine Spicknell Assistant Director, Office of Grants/Sponsored Programs
New York Queensborough Community College of CUNY Monica Trujillo Associate Professor of Biology
New York Queensborough Community College of CUNY M. Chantale Damas Assistant Professor
Puerto Rico Bayamon Central University Michelle Rivera Title V Project Director and HSI STEM Research Mentor
Puerto Rico EDP University José R. Vega Rivera Director Graduate School & Director School of Technology
Puerto Rico EDP University Miguel A. Drouyn Profesor
Puerto Rico EDP University of Puerto Rico Emanuel A Moreno Rivera Director School of Technology
Puerto Rico EDP University of Puerto Rico Carmen I. Negron-Castro Institutional Director for External Funds
Puerto Rico Inter American University – Aguadilla Odalys Alvarez ProfessorSTEM Coordinator
Puerto Rico Inter American University -Aguadilla Gricel Ruiz Assistant Professor/ Director of the Title V project Expanding Science and Technology Opportunities in Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico Inter American University- Bayamon Rafael R Canales Pastrana Chancellor Executive Assistant
Puerto Rico Inter American University of Puerto Rico Monica D. Gonzalez Marrero Institutional Director of Sponsored Programs
Puerto Rico Inter American University- San Germán Alvaro Lecompte Professor
Puerto Rico Inter-American University – Barranquitas Ángel R. Núñez Marrero Assistant Professor
Puerto Rico Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico Margarita Rodriguez Lopez Associate Professor
Puerto Rico Universidad del Sagrado Corazón Ana Maria Soler External Funding Specialist
Puerto Rico Universidad del Sagrado Corazón ERICA B. BENOIT Development & Communications Grants Mgr.
Puerto Rico UPR-Bayamon Juan H. Sánchez-Mendez Sponsored Programs Office Director
Puerto Rico UPR-Cayey Juan Santana Assistant Professor
Puerto Rico UPR-Utuado Olgaly Ramos-Rodríguez Professor
Puerto Rico UPR-Utuado Andre Sanfiorenzo Associate Professor


If you have questions, please contact:

Elba Serrano, PhD
Regents Professor, NMSU
[email protected]

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.