The Untold Story of Latinx Student Success in STEM

Monday, October 12, 2020 at 3:00pm


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How do low-income, first-generation Latinx students succeed in STEM programs of study? This session is based on a qualitative research study which documents the academic, social and cultural experiences that are associated with success in STEM. Attention will be given to the importance of participating in STEM high-impact practices, obtaining financial support, receiving validation from significant others, leveraging student strengths, participating in Latinx-centered activities and organizations and benefitting from Latinx family cultural pedagogics.

Laura I. Rendón is a Professor at the University of Texas-San Antonio. Her current research focuses on access, retention and graduation of low-income, first-generation college students and the transformation of teaching and learning to emphasize wholeness and social justice. Rendón earned a Ph.D. in higher education administration from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She holds a M.A. in counseling and guidance and psychology from Texas A&M University-Kingsville (1975). She earned a B.A. in English and journalism from the University of Houston (1970), and holds an associate of arts degree from San Antonio College. Rendón also attended Laredo Community College. Rendón is the author of Sentipensante (Sensing/Thinking) Pedagogy: Educating for Wholeness, Social Justice and Liberation. She is also is co-editor of Transforming the First Year of College for Students of Color, Educating a New Majority, and the Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Higher Education ASHE Reader.

Center for Innovative Teaching, Research, and Learning
CITRAL, UC Santa Barbara Library, Room 1576

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Classes & Workshops

Target Audience

Graduate Students, Faculty & Staff


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