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Video recording of the "Academic Collaborations in International Settings: Equity and Quality in Education through STEM Education" panel discussion.


The last few decades have brought about important shifts in STEM due mostly to globalization and technological developments. These shifts have generated an eminent demand for an increase in human capital and a centrality in the STEM fields due to the shortage and negative ramifications to global economic competitiveness.

One important issue is that to meet the increased demand for specialized labor, it is necessary to retain students in STEM. But unfortunately, more than 60% of those students who express an interest in pursuing a STEM major, leave without completing their intended program of study. This attrition is particularly high among racial and ethnic minority groups, including women and low-income students.

Representatives of higher education in both the U.S. and Mexico share their knowledge and experience with respect to the theme of Equity and Quality in Education through STEM Education, across international settings.


  • Introduction: Dr. Linda Prieto, Department of Bicultural Bilingual Studies, UTSA
  • Panelists: Dr. Armando Mata Romero, Universidad Juárez del Estado de Durango, México; Dr. Angelina Alvarado Monroy, Universidad Juárez del Estado de Durango, México; Dr. Cynthia Esperanza Lima González, Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching, UTSA; Ms. Sandra Telles, La Clase Mágica after-school program; Dr. Verónica Vargas Alejo, Universidad de Quintana Roo; M.en C. José Refugio Reyes Valdés, Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila
  • Moderator: Dr. Guadalupe Carmona-Dominguez, Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching, UTSA