2020 Girls STEM MENTE Symposium
~“STEM Is/In MY World”~
The MENTE Project
Migrant Education Network for Tradition in Excellence
Friday, April 17, 2020
The MENTE Symposium is designed to engage students from migrant, agricultural/farmworker, and homeless backgrounds in an envisioning experience through personal and academic connections with informative presentations, dialogues, and university place excursions provided by educators, professionals, and advocates. Held bi-annually, the symposium provides a public pedagogical space and platform to allow students to present their personal and educational lived experiences for reflective practice and the development and use of their unique cultural capital. MENTE creates a network of personal, academic, financial, and empowering support for students of migrant and agricultural/farmworker backgrounds from
The Girls STEM MENTE Symposium is a one-day event created for middle and high school girls from regional homeless and migrant education programs, designed to Engage girls in STEM activities, while positioning them to Envision themselves as a student and future professional in a STEM field, and becoming Empowered to play an active role in this pursuit.
Name of Event: 2020 Girls STEM MENTE Symposium
Theme: “STEM Is/In MY World”
Date and Time: Friday, April 17, 2020, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: College of Education & College of Engineering, The University of Texas at El Paso
- Panel, Questions & Meet: I Can be YOU!: Women in STEM
- “My World is STEM” Thoughtshop
- Mind-Bending Engineering Activity
- Lunch & Hangout
- 2020 STEM MENTE t-shirt & goodies
*Registration Fee: $50 per student (no fee for migrant education staff)
*Deadline to Register: Thursday, March 26, 2020, 5:00 p.m.
This event is made possible through a joint effort by Dr. Reynaldo Reyes & Dr. Elsa Villa (College of Education), and Dr. Ann Gates & Gabriel Gandara (College of Engineering).
Reynaldo Reyes, Ph.D.
MENTE Founder and Associate Professor
The University of Texas at El Paso, College of Education
*This event is designed to meet federal migrant education program objectives