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Works In the Works Monthly Speaker Series: Melanie Villatoro - Retaining Diverse Groups in STEM
Start Date: 4/26/2022Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Date: 4/26/2022End Time: 2:30 PM

Event Description:
Works in the Works is a monthly speaker series sponsored by City Tech's Humanities department. Originally aimed at showcasing our faculty members' research or creative work, it has successfully evolved to include the work of faculty members across campus and collaborative efforts with those from Humanities. Students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

April 26th: Melanie Villatoro - Retaining Diverse Groups in STEM

Colleges across the United States must produce more engineering graduates in order to keep up with demands in the engineering workforce.  Population trends indicate that women and minorities are highly underrepresented in the STEM fields therefore recruitment and retention of these populations is critical to closing the predicted gap in the workforce. Perkins Peer Advisement is a grant funded program at City Tech committed to increasing enrollment and retention of nontraditional students in engineering technology programs. The program provides a successful model for mentoring, recruiting and retaining females and minorities in STEM; empowers students with the resources to succeed academically and professionally, increases faculty awareness, provides positive role models and engages participants in community outreach. Participants of the program have higher retention rates than the average reported for these majors.

Join via Zoom:

Meeting ID: 844 0485 3541
Passcode: 318674


Contact Information:
Name: Sharon Boyd
Library Building
Room L631

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