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[Stemed-l] STEM ED TUESDAY TALK: Diversity in STEM Oct. 18



October 18, 4:00 in Hasbrouck, 138

Diversity

 

Charlana Y. Simmons

Director, Northeast Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation in STEM

Director of Student Success & Diversity 

College of Natural Sciences

University of Massachusetts Amherst

 

With a personal background as a low-income, underrepresented minority, and first in her family to attend college, Charlana Simmons holds a master’s degree in secondary English education from the University of Rochester in Rochester, N.Y., where she has completed the coursework for a doctoral degree in teaching, curriculum, and change.

Charlana Simmons has worked with students who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education for many years. She served previously as associate director of college programs within the David T. Kearns Center at the University of Rochester, where she coordinated the daily activities for the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, Xerox Fellows Summer Research Program, and the Kearns Scholars Program, which was designed to assist first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented minority students with collegiate success and successfully entry into PhD programs in their fields.

Tuesday Talks are generally held on the first and third Tuesday of the month in Hasbrouck, room 138. Parking is available in the nearby campus center, and light refreshments are served at 3:50.pm.

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