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#SACNAS2015: How Social Identity Influences Interest and Persistence in STEM

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Social identity, or the intersection between race/ethnicity and gender identity, strongly influences women and underrepresented minority (URM) students’ interest and persistence in STEM. CienciaPR Team members Dr. Mónica I. Feliú-Mójer and Dr. Yaihara Fortis-Santiago co-organized and co-chaired this session at the 2015 SACNAS Conference to discuss recent research findings as well as strategies that may help promote congruence between social and scientific identity. Presenters included Dr. Paul Hernandez from West Virginia University, Dr. Kenny Gibbs, Jr. from the National Cancer Institute and our own Dr. Giovanna Guerrero-Medina, Executive Director of Ciencia Puerto Rico and Director of the Yale Ciencia Intitiave.

Storytelling to Make Meaningful Connections and Science More Inclusive

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On June 29, 2015 I presented at the webinar titled Hear Me Out: Making Meaningful Connections through Storytelling, part of The Science Network Workshop Series, organized by the Union of Concerned Scientists. My co-presenter was Michele Roberts, from the Environmental Justice Health Alliance for Chemical Policy Reform. The webinar was moderated by Melissa Varga, Outreach Associate & Science Network Community Manager.

Annual Outreach Conference to Increase Diversity in Science Conference for undergrads

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Annual Outreach Conference to Increase Diversity in Science Conference

The CCDD is excited to announce that applications are open for our Third Annual Conference to Increase Diversity in Science hosted by the CCDD, running from May 2-3, 2014 in Boston, MA.

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