Graduate Institute

The Graduate Institute is an annual two-day program hosting a series of graduate-level seminars addressing issues that directly impact the academic and professional development of Latino graduate students. Past seminars have focused on writing an effective curriculum vitae, the academic job search, opportunities for non-academic research, negotiating the thesis/dissertation writing process, nurturing the advisor/mentor relationship, post-doctoral opportunities, and graduate funding.

All Latino Master's or doctoral students, who are currently pursuing a technical degree in any STEM-related field are invited to attend. Students DO NOT have to be a SHPE member. While any graduate student may attend, all attendees must submit the Graduate Institute Application Form (CV and essay are not required unless you are also applying for an SHPE Foundation Travel Grant).

Travel Grants

SHPE Foundation Travel Grants are awarded on a competitive basis to attend the Graduate Institute. Latino graduate students, who are interested in applying for a travel grant must submit the complete Graduate Institute Application, which will be available on this web site shortly. Students who apply for, but do not receive the travel grant, may still attend the Institute.

Download Travel Grant Application

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Workshop Descriptions

Thursday, October 27
Time First Year Grad Students Intermediate & Advanced Grad Students
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Honorary Lecture
Prof. Rafael Bras, Provost
Georgia Institute of Technology
"Hispanics and Latinos: The Engineers and Scientsts of the Future"

Location: ACC 207 A/B

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Becoming a Better Researcher:
From Graduate School to the Workforce
Andrea Hodge, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
University of Southern California

Location: Hilton Malibu

Proposal Writing Workshop
Alfonso Ortega, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
Villanova University

Location: Hilton Capistrano A/B

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Break
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

From Resume to Curriculum Vita

Javier Garay, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

University of California, Riverside

Location: Hilton Malibu

Proposal Writing Workshop
Alfonso Ortega, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
Villanova University

Location: Hilton Capistrano A/B

12:20 PM - 2:00 PM

SHPE Foundation Graduate Luncheon
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Monte Perez, President
Los Angeles Mission College

Location: Hilton California C (1/2)

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

The Mentor / Advisor Relationship
Renetta Tull, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean of Graduate Student Development
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Location: Hilton Malibu

Writing It Up: Thesis and Dissertation Skills
Claudia Espinosa-Villegas, Ph.D.
Lecturer, Dean's Office
California State University, Los Angeles

Location: Hilton Capistrano A/B

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM Break
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Getting Published
Noah Malmstad, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
University of Southern California

Location: Hilton Malibu

4:45 PM - 6:00 PM

Scientific Integrity and Research Ethics
Victor Vasquez, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
University of Nevada, Reno

Location: Hilton Malibu

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

SHPE Foundation Graduate Hospitality Suite

Location: Hilton Capistrano A/B

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Hispanic Engineering Educators Celebration
Prof. Enrique Barrera
Rice University
"Global Aspects of a Researcher and Educator"

Location: Hilton Huntington A, B, C


Friday, October 28
Time First Year Graduate Students Intermediate and Advanced Graduate Students
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Lecture, Higher Education Award Recipient

Jorge Lopez, Ph.D.

University of Texas at El Paso

Location: ACC 204 A/B/C/D

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Presentation and Teaching Skills

Olivia A. Graeve, Ph.D.

Alfred University

Location: Hilton Malibu

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

The Job Interview / Academic or Industrial (Panel)

Enrique Barrera (Rice University), Edgar Lara-Curzio (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), Adrian Lew (Stanford University) Katja Lindenberg (University of California, San Diego), J. Enrique Luco (University of California, San Diego) Raymond Rodriguez (University of California, Davis)

Location: Hilton Malibu

12:00 PM - 2:15 PM Salute to Corporate America Luncheon (tickets required)
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Faculty Panel: Managing Work/Life

Ephrahim Garcia (Cornell University), Jose Holguin-Veras (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), Sonia Martinez Diaz (University of California, San Diego) Lizdabel Morales Tirado (University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez), Jose I. Restrepo (University of California, San Diego) Enrique R. Vivoni (Arizona State University)

Location: Hilton Malibu

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Fellowships and Funding Opportunities (Panel)

Isabel Cardenas-Navia (Office of Naval Research)
Omnia El-Hakim (National Science Foundation)
Joycelyn Harrison (AFOSR)
Diana Farkas (National Science Foundation)

Location: Hilton Carmel

Managing a Research Team / Academic and Industrial (Panel)

Javier Garay (University of California, Riverside), Regina Ragan (University of California, Irvine)
Orlando Rojas (North Carolina State University), Miguel J. Yacaman (University of Texas at San Antonio)

Location: Hilton Santa Monica

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Graduate Student Meeting
Graduate Student and Post-Doctoral Panel
"What I know now, that I wish I knew then / Things no one tells you"

Location: ACC 203 A/B

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Faculty Dinner - Young Investigator Award Recognition (By invitation only)

Ricardo Castro, Ph.D.
University of California, Davis

Location: TBD

Saturday, October 29
Time First Year Graduate Students Intermediate and Advanced Graduate Students
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Faculty and Graduate Student Networking Reception

Location: Hilton Huntington A/B

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Thesis / Dissertation Proposal and Qualifying Examination

Alfonso Ortega, Ph.D.

Villanova University

Location: Hilton Laguna A/B

Applying for Academic Positions (the application packet) + Working in Research vs. Teaching Universities

Ubaldo Cordoba Figueroa (University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez), Leonardo Duenas-Osorio (Rice University) Antonio Estevez (University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez), Christopher Hernandez (Cornell University) Jose Holguín-Veras (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)

Location: Hilton Capistrano A/B

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Graduate Committee Meeting

Location: ACC 206B

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

STAR Awards Show (tickets required)

Location: Ballrooms A-E

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