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Cuad Investig Educ. 2015 Dec;30:55-70.

Assessing a Science Graduate School Recruitment Symposium.

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1
Associate Professor of Mathematics and Physics, Department of Mathematics and Physics, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY.
2
Grants Program Coordinator, Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust, San Juan, PR.
3
Vice-Director and Program Manager, Ciencia Puerto Rico.
4
Program Manager, Science Outreach, iBiology, Department of Molecular & Cellular Pharmacology, University of California, San Francisco, CA.
5
Program Manager, Science Alliance, The New York Academy of Sciences, New York, NY.
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Director, Yale Ciencia Initiative, Yale University, New Haven, CT; Executive Director, Ciencia Puerto Rico.
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Translational Biomedical Research Group, Biotechnology Laboratories, Cardiovascular Foundation of Colombia, Floridablanca, Colombia; Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia.
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Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Institute of Neurobiology, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR; Associate Professor of Cell Biology, Program in Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair, Department of Cell Biology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT; Institute of Neurobiology, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR.
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Professor, Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, UPR Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, PR.

Abstract

Ciencia Puerto Rico, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting science, research and scientific education among Latinos, organized an educational symposium to provide college science majors the tools, opportunities and advice to pursue graduate degrees and succeed in the STEM disciplines. In this article we share our experiences and lessons learned, for others interested in developing large-scale events to recruit underrepresented minorities to STEM and in evaluating the effectiveness of these efforts.

KEYWORDS:

Latino; STEM education; graduate school; recruitment strategies; retention strategies; science; scientists

PMID:
26770074
PMCID:
PMC4708887
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