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2021 GMiS Early-Career Faculty Symposium

Thank you for attending the 2021 GMiS Early-Career Faculty Symposium (ECFS), held virtually, from July 12 - 14, 2021 concurrently with the GMiS Summit.  

Click Here to view the agenda.  Below are videos from some of the online sessions:

LINK   GMiS Welcome and About GMiS   Juan Rivera, Ph.D., Acting Chief Executive Officer and Board Chairman, Great Minds in STEM
Gary A. Cruz, Ph.D., Director, Academic Affairs & University Relations, Great Minds in STEM
LINK   NSF CAREER Award and Other Funding   Christine S. Grant, Ph.D., Program Director, Directorate for Engineering (ENG), Division of Engineering Education & Centers (EEC), National Science Foundation
LINK   How Faculty Careers Really Happen   Emily Allen, Ph.D., Dean, College of Engineering, Computer Science and Technology
California State University, Los Angeles
Anthony Muscat, Ph.D., Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Arizona
LINK   The Value of Collaborations   Beth A. White, Ph.D., Education Project Manager, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)
LINK   NASA Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP)   Torry A. Johnson, Manager, Minority University Research and Education Project, Office of STEM Engagement, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Araceli Martinez Ortiz, Ph.D., MSI Faculty Fellow IPA, Office of STEM Engagement, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
LINK   Opportunities at National Labs   Giselle Sandi, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division, Argonne National Laboratory
LINK   Grantee Presentations - Group A    
LINK    Grantee Presentations - Group B    
LINK   Grantee Presentations - Group C    
LINK    Grantee Presentations - Group D    

Please email Dr. Gary Cruz at gcruz@greatmindsinstem.org for additional information.

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STEM for ALL Video Showcase

LEVERAGE participated in the 2018 STEM for ALL Video Showcase held May 14-21, 2018.  713 presenters and copresenters delivered 214 three-minute videos to share their efforts to transform STEM education.  Project presenters discussed their work online with researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and stakeholders from their communities. The STEM for ALL Video Showcase is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF #1642187).  

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LEVERAGE at a glance...

LEVERAGE, led by an alliance of the seven largest national diversity‚Äźserving engineering professional organizations, provides a fully integrated system for faculty transition stages with the objective of doubling the number of historically underrepresented engineering faculty by 2025.  This resource is a result of an INCLUDES grant from the National Science Foundation (EEC #1649384).  The partner organizations include:

  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
  • Great Minds in STEM™ (GMiS)
  • MAES, Latinos in Science and Engineering (MAES)
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
  • Society for   Advancement  of   Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Collectively, these organizations have 300 years of experience supporting and celebrating women and the historically underrepresented in pursuing engineering careers.


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