Category Archive: Travel

In Colorado: Barriers/Solutions to Engaging Diverse #WomenInSTEM in Global Research – #ThinkBigDiversity #WEPAN2015

Today, I am in Colorado, where I worked with my colleagues from UMBC and PR to present the “Think Big” discussion on engaging diverse women in STEM in international research efforts, as part… Continue reading

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 &… Continue reading

Thoughts on leading the NSF US Delegation to Ecuador, July 2014

It was an honor and a privilege to lead the United States delegation to Ecuador for the National Science Foundation’s project on international engagement and broadening participation in engineering. Our group participated in… Continue reading

Confessions of a tech addict & proof that I’m not soldered to my computer/phone/tab. Incan Ruins of Ingapirca & Hiking in the Andes Mountains. #Ecuador

There have been days (and nights) that I’ve been glued to the computer. Getting hundreds of emails a day, and having an overflowing inbox only adds to the issue. I didn’t think that… Continue reading

Appreciation for Artisans of Ecuador

While I love my line of work and want to get as many people as possible into STEM fields, I have a strong appreciation for the artisans who are masters of their crafts… Continue reading

From PR, to Colombia, to the International Gender Summit, to Cuenca Ecuador

I’ve recently had opportunities to speak in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Colombia, and participate in the 2013 International Gender Summit. I’ve been talking about preparation for STEM Careers, and more recently, I’ve  had unique… Continue reading

Fall 2012 “Tour” – PR, NY … in FL now, Alaska next week, then Texas

This afternoon I gave a talk on social media at the Sloan Director’s meeting as part of the 2102 SREB Compact for Faculty Diversity/Institute on Teaching and Mentoring in Tampa, Florida. Earlier this… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

Panama Canal, Casco Viejo … too tired to think in Spanish

I had a WONDERFUL day!  After today’s conference sessions, Miguel and his mom, Sandra, took me to see many sights! We started with lunch at Niko’s cafe where I had arroz (rice), lentejas… Continue reading

Ciudad de Panamá – Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions (LACCEI 2012)

Yesterday I arrived in Panamá, and this afternoon I gave the first of two talks at the 2012 Conference of the Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions (LACCEI – Consorcio Latinoamericano y… Continue reading

Work Hard, Play Hard … My Staff and I in Puerto Rico

This past weekend, my Graduate Assistants and I were in San Juan, Puerto Rico for the Ana G. Mendez University System Research Symposium.  I’ve been to Puerto Rico before since I regularly work… Continue reading

Spring/Summer 2011 Speaking Schedule

I sincerely thank all of my students and colleagues for their support over the years.  Many have been asking for my speaking and events schedule for the next few months.  Here are the… Continue reading

Peaceful Places: Longwood Gardens plus Faunbrook Bed and Breakfast

Lately I’ve been thinking about some of the places that I’ve enjoyed visiting. Longwood Gardens (in PA, 13 miles from Wilmington, DE, 30 miles from Philly) is one of those places.  I was… Continue reading