The Hispanic and Low Income Transformed Education in STEM (HiLITES) project (better known as HSI STEM @ STCC), funded by the U.S. Department of Education (P031C160187), aims to increase the percentage of Hispanic and low-income students entering, progressing, completing, and transferring in STEM disciplines. This is a five-year grant (2016-2021) worth $3.4 million dollars.

Project Activity Goals:

Goal 1: Increase the number of Hispanic and low-income students in STEM disciplines.

Goal 2: Increase pass and retention rates by redesigning developmental and gateway STEM coursework.

Goal 3: Provide student supports throughout degree program to encourage progression and completion.

Goal 4: Provide high-quality professional development to support STEM faculty pedagogy.

Key Personnel

Project Lead (PI): Dr. Adrienne Smith, Dean of Engineering Technologies and Mathematics

Activity Director: Dr. Felicia Griffin-Fennell

Data Analyst: Dr. Danielle Maurice

Administrative Assistant: Marta Burgos

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