Albany, NY – The State University of New York Office of
Diversity and Educational Equity today announced open registration for the 2009
SUNY Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Conference.
conference, titled “Yes
We Have: A Showcase of Successful Programs Dedicated to Educating Diverse STEM
Students in SUNY and Beyond,” will be held October 8-9 in Albany. A kick-off evening reception will take place in the gallery of SUNY Plaza on
Thursday, Oct. 8, with addresses given by SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher and
New York State Assemblymember Deborah Glick. The working conference will begin
Friday morning, Oct. 9, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.
The conference will bring
together experts who will discuss diverse approaches to increasing interest and
enthusiasm for careers in STEM disciplines among historically underrepresented
and economically disadvantaged students. Speakers will review various policies
and initiatives that have been successful in expanding access, retention, and
graduation rates of these students.
educators Dr. James L. Applegate,
Senior Vice President for Program Development at the Lumina Foundation, and Dr. Eloy Rodriguez, James
Perkins Professor of Environmental Studies at Cornell University, will speak on
Friday, October 9.
Registration is open and
can be completed by following
this link to the SUNY Web site.
For additional information
about the conference, click
The State University of New York
University of New York is the largest comprehensive university system in the United States, educating some 440,000 students in 7,669 degree and certificate programs on
64 campuses. To learn more about SUNY, visit www.suny.edu
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