9:30       Community College Opportunities and Challenges in STEM


•  Jane Oates, U.S. Department of Labor

  -  The need for a robust, diverse STEM workforce
  -  The potential of community colleges to meet this need


•  Eric Bettinger, Stanford University

  -  To Be or Not to Be: Major Choices in Budding Scientists
  -  Student Perspective on STEM pathways (video)


•  Questions and General Discussion

10:30       Break

10:45       Key Issues in Realizing the Potential of Community Colleges


•  Becky Wai-Ling Packard, Mount Holyoke—Outreach and Mentoring Programs


•  Debra Bragg, University of Illinois—The Two-Year Mathematics Curriculum


•  Alicia Dowd, University of Southern California—Transfer from Two-Year to Four-Year STEM


•  Panel Discussion Among Paper Authors


•  Questions and General Discussion

12:30-2:00       Working Lunch: Focus on underrepresented minorities in STEM

1:00       Keynote Address: Expanding Minority Participation in Undergraduate STEM


•  Harvey Fineberg, President, Institute of Medicine


•  Freeman Hrabowski, Chair, Expanding Minority Participation:America’s Science and Technology Talent at the Crossroads


•  General Discussion

2:00       Introduction to Breakout Discussions

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