Learn how to design a framework for a sustainable model for increasing STEM student enrollment and retention, especially for underrepresented groups.
Learn how you can increase recruitment and retention of underrepresented STEM students at your institution. If your institution is striving to attract and retain more women, first-generation students, students of color, and other historically underrepresented STEM students, this program is for you. Throughout this two-day event you will:
- Benchmark your current enrollment yield against your goals
- Explore factors impacting the recruitment and retention underrepresented students
- Establish more focused recruitment goals for your institution
- Learn how you can create effective partnerships with two-year institutions
- Identify and work to address bottlenecks within your STEM curriculum
- Gain methods for building the capacity of incoming students and support their continued growth
At the end of this event, you will have a blueprint to transform your approach to recruiting and retaining underrepresented STEM students. While this program focuses primarily on underrepresented students, the lessons you learn can also be applied to STEM students as a whole.
Bring Your STEM Team and Save
Because this conference focuses on recruitment, curriculum, and retention elements, we recommend bringing a cross-functional team to get more out of the program. An ideal team includes representatives from academic leadership, admissions and enrollment, and student support and retention. When you register two people from your institution, a third can attend for 50% off!
In addition to his current position, Nathan Klingbeil is a professor of mechanical engineering. He is the lead PI for Wright State’s national model for engineering mathematics education, which has been supported by over $5.0M in grants from the National Science Foundation. He held the university title of Robert J. Kegerreis Distinguished Professor of Teaching from 2005-2008, and served as the college’s director of student retention and success from 2007-2009. Prior to his appointment as dean, he served as associate dean for academic affairs, where he established the CECS Student Success Center to support large-scale changes in the college's recruitment and retention initiatives. He has received numerous awards for his work in engineering education, including the ASEE North Central Section Outstanding Teacher Award (2004) and the CASE Ohio Professor of the Year Award (2005).
Heather has worked in several facets of secondary and post-secondary education since 2000, including college admissions, international student programming, ESL (in Germany), high school counseling and special needs, and college advising. She currently serves as the Program Coordinator and Transfer Advisor for Bridges to Baccalaureate at Colorado State University, in partnership with Front Range Community College. She works closely with FRCC staff and students to help ensure the smoothest possible transfer to the University and provides programming and experiences at CSU, customized to particular student groups in their first and second semesters.
Erin has worked for access and success in higher education for 12 years. She has experience with GEAR UP, TRiO, former foster youth, and degree mapping for completion. Erin currently serves as the Success Coach for Bridges to Baccalaureate (B2B) at Front Range Community College (FRCC) in Fort Collins, CO. B2B is designed to recruit and retain more diverse students in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, with a focus on transfer from FRCC to Colorado State University (CSU) and involvement in undergraduate research. Erin spends most of her time advising students 1-1, as well as collaborating with her CSU colleagues on deciphering curriculum, policies, and transfer admission.
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Elizabeth Ross Hubbell
Program manager, Academic Impressions