Join us on October 22
Engaging diverse students with science content is needed to promote access to STEM careers, as well as retain diverse STEM undergraduates in STEM majors. The Re-envisioning Partnerships to Support Engaged Science Learning and Success in Secondary and Post-Secondary Education event will focus on how partnerships between public schools, universities, and community organizations/businesses may need to be re-envisioned in order to engage and equip all students for STEM learning. The event includes a film premiere based on interviews with secondary teachers and their students, UM faculty, and local business and elected leaders to explore multiple perspectives on what is needed to diversify and expand STEM learning opportunities in U.S. public school and higher education contexts. An invited panel will discuss the film to suggest innovative partnership models that promote engaged secondary and post-secondary science learning opportunities to foster equity, access, and retention for STEM careers. A question/answer session for audience members will follow the panel discussion.
PANEL MEMBERS... Confirmed to-date
Member, Florida House of Representatives, District 115
In 2018, UM alum Vance Aloupis was elected to represent Florida’s 115th House District. After practicing law in South Florida, Representative Aloupis joined The Children’s Movement in June 2010, and serves as the organization’s CEO. Having spoken across both the state and country on issues specific to the first five years in children’s lives, Vance has become a new face in the conversation around early childhood investment.
Dr. Derin Ural
Professor in Practice and Associate Dean of Student Affairs University of Miami College of Engineering
Dr. Ural’s area of expertise includes Civil Engineering with specialization in Engineering Education, Geotechnical Engineering, Earthquake Engineering and Disaster Management. She has served as the Civil Engineering Department Chair at MEF University, in Istanbul, the first University implementing “flipped” pedagogy in all its courses. She is currently coordinating the Active Learning Initiative in the College of Engineering.
Henri R. Ford, M.D.,
Dean and Chief Academic Officer of the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
Dr. Ford has conducted groundbreaking research on the pathogenesis of necrotizing enterocolitis and has been funded by the NIH and the RWJ Foundation, among others. Dr. Ford is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the Royal College of Surgeons (England), and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He serves on the editorial board of numerous scientific journals, the Harvard Medical School Visiting Committee and the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of Princeton University. He is the author of multiple publications, book chapters, invited manuscripts, abstracts, and presentations.
Mabilin (Mabi) Rego
Former Vice President, Lifestyle and International Technology, Assurant Inc.
As the senior executive for Information Technology (IT) Ms. Rego was responsible for key systems development initiatives with a focus on e-commerce, insurance & warranty product and services development (both domestic and international), system integration, enterprise-wide shared services, process reengineering and cost reduction initiatives. She earned a degree in Computer Science from FIU and an MBA in International Business from the University of Miami.
Abby Vicencio, MSEd
School of Education and Human Development
Deans Advisory Committee, Member
To honor her son’s premature birth and survival through family philanthropy, the Vicencio Family mission is to work to equalize access to healthcare and education in underserved, minority communities. Most recently, Abby and her family initiated a STEAM Labs project to bring STEAM Labs to underserved Miami-Dade County Public Schools elementary schools, including personally funding STEAM Labs at Silver Bluff Elementary School in Central Miami and Arcola Lakes Elementary School in Liberty City.
Education Reporter, The Miami Herald
Originally from South Miami, Colleen Wright covers all things education at The Miami Herald for Miami-Dade and Broward county schools, colleges and universities. She earned a journalism degree from the University of Florida and previously covered education for the Tampa Bay Times.
Date & Time
Thursday October 22, 2020
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Zoom info will be sent to the email used to RSVP