K-12 OUTREACH

2015: Women Leading STEM, Marymount High School (9-12)

2014: Come to your Senses Engineers, Marymount Middle School (6-8)

2011: Bitten by the Science Bug, New York Science and Technology High School Fair

2010: STEM Grows in you, KIPP Star Harlem Middle School (6-8)

2009: The STEM of your future, 128 Commencement Address (K-5)

2007: Who says girls don’t build? Hunter College Elementary School (K-8)

2006: Latinas can build it!, P.S.189, The Bilingual Center (K-5)

2005: Girls and Math, Kipp Infinity Middle School (Charter, 5-9)

2004: Math in Everyday and Everyway, P.S.192, Jacob H. Schiff (K-5)

2003: Your Future in STEM, John F. Kennedy High School Commencement Address

2002: What do Engineers Look Like? P.S.128, The Audubon School (K-5)

EDUCATIONAL PANELS

2019: National Science Foundation: Engineering A World of Difference-Policy and Practice Workshop, Harvard University, September 2019 (Cambridge, MA)

 

2017: National Science Foundation, CBET Science and Technology Centers, Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs): A seat at the Virtual Table (Arlington, VA)

 

2016: National Science Foundation Faculty Development Workshop: Engineering Innovation and the non-traditional student body (University of California, Berkeley)

 

2015: National Science Foundation Women of Color as Entrepreneurs, Prototyping for biomedical engineering design (New York, NY)

 

2009: Department of Defense, HBCU/MSI Career Panels and the importance of mentoring under-represented students (Washington, DC)

 

2006: National Cancer Institute, U54 Translational Science Centers, Importance of faculty mentoring and partnerships between private and public institutions (Bethesda, MD)

 

2005: National Science Foundation, HRD Bridge to the Doctorate Programs, Faculty Mentoring and student recruitment  (Arlington, VA)

 

2003: National Cancer Institute, U54 Minority Partnership Programs, Using cross-institutional mentoring to build infrastructure in low resource settings (Bethesda, MD)

ADVISORY BOARDS

Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES):

  • Diversity Committee (2016-2019)

  • Special Session: Health Disparities (2017-2019)

  • Diversity Committee (2013-2016)

 

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE):

  • Student Mentoring Special Session Track Chair (2013)

  • Co-chair of Graduate Student Research Symposium (2011, 2012

 

Sloan Awards Committee for Excellence in Teaching Contributions in Public Education: Fund for the City of New York

  • High School Committee (2008-2012)

  • Program Committee (2014-2017)

 

American Institute for Chemical Engineering (AIChE):

  • Women’s Initiative Committee (2002-2005)

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