Empowering STEM Through Inclusive Grants and Engagement [Keynote]

Join us at the 3rd Annual STEM Faculty Institute where Cristo Leon presents «Empowering STEM Through Inclusive Grants and Engagement: A Path Forward.» This keynote offers insights into inclusive grant opportunities and effective techniques to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM education, especially for underrepresented groups such as Latinx and Spanish-speaking students. Learn how to navigate federal grants and implement impactful initiatives.
Poster for the 3rd Annual STEM Faculty Institute at Felician University featuring keynote speaker Cristo Leon and guest speaker Dr. William Gutsch.

Exciting Announcement: Presentation at 3rd Annual STEM Faculty Institute

I am thrilled to share our latest presentation at the esteemed 3rd Annual STEM Faculty Institute. The keynote «Empowering STEM Through Inclusive Grants and Engagement: A Path Forward», was an honor to participate in this event (Leon, 2024).

Abstract:

Objective: This keynote intends to provide STEM faculty and researchers with a comprehensive understanding of inclusive grant opportunities and effective grant-writing techniques. It aims to empower participants with strategies to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM education, particularly focusing on engaging underrepresented groups such as Latinx and Spanish-speaking students. By the end of the session, attendees will be equipped with the knowledge and tools necessary to leverage grant funding and implement initiatives that foster broader participation and inclusivity in STEM fields.

Guiding questions

  • Why is it imperative for educators and researchers to prioritize diversity and inclusion in STEM initiatives, and how can targeted grant opportunities and engagement practices serve as catalysts for meaningful change in this regard?
  • How can educators and researchers navigate the complex landscape of federal grants to secure funding for STEM initiatives?
  • What specific methods and approaches can be employed to broaden the participation of underrepresented groups, such as Latinx and Spanish-speaking students, in STEM research and learning opportunities?

Presented at Felician University:

Was presented in the Alden Trust Room, Sammartino Hall, Rutherford Campus, Felician University. Sponsored by the FIESTA grant, the event was held on June 6, 2024. Featuring Cristo Leon as the keynote speaker and Dr. William Gutsch as the guest speaker.

Duration: 1 Hour

Acknowledgments

We acknowledge the support of the Fostering Inclusive Excellence for STEM Achievement (FIESTA) grant by the U.S. Department of Education.

Disclosure statement
No conflict of interest pertains to the research presented above.

ORCID

Cristo Leon (keynote speaker), Director of Research at the College of Science and Liberal Arts at New Jersey Institute of Technology. New Jersey, USA. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0930-0179

Copyright

© All rights reserved, 2024

Sources

Leon, C. (2024, June 6). Empowering STEM Through Inclusive Grants and Engagement: A Path Forward [Felician University] [Keynote]. 3rd Annual STEM Faculty Institute, Alden Trust Room, Sammartino Hall. Rutherford, Felician University.