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Diversity in STEM Event March 31


The College of Sciences & Technology will host a Diversity in STEM event Friday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Fondren Commons area in the College of Sciences & Technology Building. 

Lunch will be provided for those who register in advance using the QR code in the image or by visiting the registration page online

Sponsored by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)-funded UHD SynergIE Program, the Diversity in STEM event brings in guests from around the Houston area to connect STEM students with professionals. 

Join a diverse group of local STEM professionals and learn about their career journeys, ask questions about your own foray into STEM, and participate in break-out sessions designed to help you create a clear path to your STEM goal. 

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Chris Bolden, Trauma Fellow in the Department of Pediatric Surgery, UTHealth
  • Dr. Leah McAlister Shields, Clinical Assistant Professor of DEI and STEM Education, University of Houston
  • Dr. Kattia Palacio Lopez, Assistant Professor of Biology, Department of Natural Sciences, UHD
  • Dr. Xyanthine Parillon, Lecturer, Department of Natural Sciences, UHD
  • Amée Stevenson, Senior Design Engineer, Lockheed Martin
About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.