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November 4, 2019

Norma Jean Revilla-Garcia 

HACU’s interim chief advocacy officer to participate in NSF panel

The Hispanic Association of College and Universities will be part of the panel “Building Networks with Organizations Dedicated to Undergraduate STEM Education at HSIs” on Nov. 7, 2019, from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. at the first Principal Investigators Meeting of the NSF’s Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program. The panel presentation will be held as part of the meeting being held on November 6-8, 2019 at the Washington Hilton Hotel, Washington, DC.

Alicia Diaz, interim chief advocacy officer will represent HACU. Also presenting on the panel with Diaz will be: Sarita Brown, president, Excelencia in Education; Kevin Vichcales, president, Alliance of Hispanic Serving Institution Educators; and Sonia Zarate, president, Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science.

The program focus is to enhance the quality of undergraduate STEM education at HSIs, as well as increase retention and graduation rates of undergraduate students pursuing degrees in STEM at HSIs. The HSI Program also works to build capacity in undergraduate STEM education at HSIs that typically do not receive high levels of NSF grant funding.