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Renetta Garrison Tull

Dr. Renetta Garrison Tull is the Associate Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives at UMBC: An Honors University in Maryland (http://www.umbc.edu), and Professor of the Practice in the College of Engineering & IT. She is Special Assistant to the Sr. Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs & Director of Graduate and Professional Pipeline Development for the University System of Maryland (12 institutions). She is the Founding Director of PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) – http://www.umbc.edu/promise, and Co-PI for the USM LSAMP. Her research is on global diversity in STEM and she is an international speaker, covering nearly all continents, for groups and conferences such as the World Engineering Education Forum, the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies, and the Pacific Sciences Congress. Her personal website is: https://renettatull.wordpress.com. Connect with her on Google+ google.com/+RenettaTull. Follow on Twitter: @Renetta_Tull; https://twitter.com/Renetta_Tull

The Mentor Mirror: A ‘Reverse’ IDP For Mentors [@SREBDocSch/@OMOTempowered] #ThinkBigDiversity

During the Southern Regional Education Board’s (SREB) 2015 Institute For Teaching and Mentoring/Compact for Faculty Diversity, Dr. Christine Grant and I presented  a session entitled, Mentoring Graduate Students of Color, to full room of faculty and administrators.  It was an interactive session where good information was shared, and we also […]

Prepping in Paris en route to Italy’s Global Diversity in Engineering & Gender Diversity in Engineering sessions. #ThinkBigDiversity

This week, I have the honor of joining my colleagues to co-lead two sessions on diversity in engineering at the 2015 World Engineering Education Forum (WEEF), share in the presentation of a co-authored paper on global diversity in engineering, and chair a session on cultural diversity. Given the […]

Follow-up from the California #NSBE41 GEM GRADLab: Applying to Graduate School, Letters, & the “sexyhotdude@___.com” reminder about emails

It was a pleasure to talk with students at the National GEM Consortium’s GRAD Lab as part of the Graduate School Conference for the 41st Annual Convention for the National Society of Black Engineers. My talk on “Applying to Graduate School” is one of the four modules for the GEM GRAD Lab’s […]

“The Jessica Effect: Applying Cultural Knowledge and Competency to Mentoring Approaches for Minority Students” @FIU March 4, 2015

Abstract: “The Jessica Effect” is a conceptual method of student engagement that is being used to mentor underrepresented graduate students at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC: An Honors University in Maryland), and within the University System of Maryland as part of the National Science Foundation’s project, […]

Latest #MomentsToMentor Video for “When Faculty Say ‘X’ …” posted via the PROMISE AGEP YouTube Channel

The #MomentsToMentor series is the response to my students’ requests for me to answer some questions that were not addressed during workshops for graduate students. Generally, when seminars end, students stay and ask the speakers additional questions. When the speakers leave, the students ask me other things that are on […]

Delighted to be a “Cover Girl for Women in Data” … Celebrating the mission of broadening participation in tech. Thanks @OReillyMedia!

It is my honor to be among the “Cover Girls” for O’Reilly Media’s 2015 “Women in Data” publication! Here is the description for the book (electronic) that was released today: The gender gap in tech is shrinking. Women are still an underrepresented minority in the disciplines of science, […]

Collaborating with Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico (@TecdeMonterrey, @TecdeMty): Sharing a passion for teaching, technology, & community

Can you share your heart with a college campus? Sure you can. I have had the wonderful opportunity to work with administrators, faculty, and staff at Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico to learn about their mission, and and their tremendous passion for sharing knowledge! Here are some highlights, and please […]

Good morning from Dubai! A greeting from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and thoughts about the “Women & Children Only” car on the train

Greetings! Thank you for your thoughts and prayers for my safe arrival. Things are going well here in Dubai where I am participating as a chair for the “Women in Engineering, Partnerships & Professional Development” session on Friday 5 Dec. at the World Engineering Education Forum, and co-presenting a […]

Mentoring: Honoring those who’ve paved the way (Dr. Hrabowski), Paving the way for those who are next. #Institute2014 @SREBDocSch #Atlanta

This past weekend, I had a delegation of approximately 25 graduate students and postdocs at the 2014 SREB Compact for Faculty Diversity/Institute for Teaching and Mentoring in Atlanta. I had a session on mentoring faculty who will in turn mentor students, with my colleague, Dr. Christine Grant. Sunday’s […]

Video online from The AtlanticLIVE: A New America: Empowering Hispanic Millennials for Tech Leadership

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.   http://www.theatlantic.com/live/events/new-america5/2014/ This 2-hour program had three […]

Co-founded ADVANCE Hispanic Women in STEM Network Conference & thoughts on the Double Bind

We’ve just concluded the first ADVANCE Hispanic Women in STEM Networking Conference in Puerto Rico, which brought together women faculty in science, technology, engineering, and math disciplines from across the island. It was a wonderful experience! I helped to co-found the conference with my colleagues from Universidad Metropolitana […]