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Registration Open for ACRL STS Hot Topics Winter Discussion Session “Engaging Undergraduate Students from Marginalized Groups in Research” (Online Mon., Feb. 13, at 1:00 PM CDT)

(via Isabella Baxter, University of Maryland)

Registration is open for the ACRL Science and Technology Section Hot Topics Winter Discussion Session “Engaging Undergraduate Students from Marginalized Groups in Research”. It will take place online Monday, February 13, starting at 1:00 PM CDT. Please see below for more details, including the link to registration.

It is well demonstrated that students from marginalized groups continue to be underrepresented in STEM programs. High-impact teaching and learning practices, such as undergraduate research, can be beneficial to students by increasing engagement, academic success, and retention. Involving students from marginalized groups in undergraduate research can help them succeed in STEM fields.  Please join the ACRL Science and Technology Section’s Hot Topics committee in discussing how librarians and faculty can help engage students in undergraduate research.

The session will feature brief speaker presentations, followed by Q&A and breakout sections for participant discussion. Our speakers will be:

  • Dr. Emmanuel Santa-Martinez, Assistant Professor in Salt Lake Community College’s Biology Department, speaking on how he has successfully incorporated undergraduate research projects into his courses and their impact on his students;
  • Megan Haught, University of Central Florida Libraries’ Executive Assistant, speaking on her collaborations with librarians, faculty, and other university partners to develop STEM-related diversity library guides and programs.

Speaker presentations will be recorded. Breakout rooms and general discussions will not be recorded.

Please register for the discussion at this link.

If you have questions about the event please email the STS Hot Topics co-chairs, Isabella Baxter, ibaxter@umd.edu, and Sandy Avila, sandya@spie.org.

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