Laredo Community College wins $100K NSF HSI Conference Award


On December 19, 2017, Laredo Community College, a Hispanic serving institution (HSI) in Texas, was awarded a $100,000 HSI Conference award from the National Science Foundation.  Led by Nora Garza (Principal Investigator), Selina Mireles (Co-Principal Investigator), Hoonandara Goonatilake (Co-Principal Investigator), and Agnes Flores (Co-Principal Investigator), the HSI PROMISE conference was held March 21-23, 2018.  Providing Resources and Opportunities for Minorities in STEM Education (PROMISE) represents a partnership between the Texas Hispanic Serving Institutions Consortium (TxHSIC), Laredo Community College (LCC), Texas A & M International University (TAMIU), Texas A & M University-Kingsville (TAMUK), and University of Texas Permian Basin (UTPB).  The conference brought together key stakeholders in undergraduate STEM education at two and four-year public and private Texas HSI colleges and universities in order to inform the design of NSF’s Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program.  See also DUE 1801057.

The success of this grant award is an outcome of working collaboratively with Science Foundation Arizona through the KickStarter Process, under National Science Foundation Grant No. HRD-1450661.


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