On September 18, 2014, I had the honor of participating on a panel for The Atlantic LIVE A New America: Empowering Hispanic Millennials for Tech Leadership, Washington, District of Columbia. My comments focused on access to STEM education, particularly at the graduate level.
This 2-hour program had three segments. The first session begins with a segment by Congressman Tony Cardenas (D-CA). Following Congressman Cardenas’ ~40 minute segment, Ron Brownstein begins the second segment with the panel that you see in the photo above. The third segment features The Honorable Cecilia Muñoz, Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council. The second segment begins around 45:00. My comments are part of this second segment, and are as follows, beginning 49 minutes into the program:
- 00:49:00 – 00:50:41 — Discussion on national and local initiatives: NSF AGEP, NSF Bridge to the Doctorate, LSAMP
- 00:59:43 – 1:01:49 — Comments about retention and “what it takes to get someone through,” and including family in the process
- 01:14:13 – 01:14:43 — Discussion of university/industry partnerships – The National GEM Consortium
- 01:23:22 – 01:24:18 — Mention of Patti Ordóñez and the University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras, discussion of developing more diverse professors and building capacity.