Administrative Director, STEAMOffice of Academics and Transformation, Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS)
Mr. Carranza has served multiple communities/districts for the last 23 years as a teacher, school site and district administrator and as a supervisor for the Florida Department of Education. His work focuses on the support of the most fragile populations and aims to increase community and parent involvement, student enrichment opportunities, and college and career readiness. He is the founding director of the M-DCPS STEM/STEAM School Designation program and oversees multiple M-DCPS STEAM programs.
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.
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.
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.
University of Miami Dean’s Advisory Committee for the School of Education & Human Development
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.
Tuesday March 17, 2020
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
University of Miami, Newman Alumni Center
6200 San Amaro Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146