UI6 Conference Agenda-in-Progress


Here’s an update on the conference program that is nearing completion.  We wanted to share our excitement over the variety of presentations that will be made.

Friday May 16th will offer workshops, three beginning at 1 PM and two beginning at 3 PM.  Saturday and Sunday include four plenary sessions featuring keynote speakers solo and in small groups.  Highlights include David Asai’s Friday kickoff and a Saturday AM panel chaired by Lydia Villa-Komaroff on Women of Color in Science.  Four symposia will also be featured on Saturday, with topics ranging from Mentoring, Coaching, & Careers to Methods and Measures and to Identity, Bias, & Self-Efficacy.  Super Saturday will conclude with the renowned Interventions poster session.  Posters will be exhibited amidst—literally—a networking reception (with food and drink).

There will be two plenary sessions on Sunday May 18th . The conference will conclude by 1 PM.

If you haven’t already registered, we hope the topics below motivate you to join your colleagues from every region of the U.S. and institutional type in Baltimore at the beautiful Renaissance Harbor Place Hotel.

Tony and Daryl





Banks, Erin, Craig C. Brookins, and Amy Leonard

North Carolina State University

1-2:30, 20 max

IMSD Program at NC State:  Promoting a Sense of Community among Undergraduate Research Scholars

Bizot, Elizabeth B. and Manuel Perez-Quinones

Computing Research Association and Virginia Tech

1-2:30 PM, 20 max

Discipline-specific Workshops:  Building Connections to the Research Community

Rankins, Claudia, and Kelly Mack

National Science Foundation and Project Kaleidoscope

1-4 PM, 50 max.

Building Capacity for Research on Culturally Sensitive Interventions at HBCUs

Sharpe, Angela L., Jean H. Shin, Martha Zaslow, George L. Wimberly, and Sarah Schoolcraft Conrad

Consortium  of Social Science Associations

3-4:30 PM, 30 max

Strengthening Interventions through Data:  A Workshop on New-Cross-Disciplinary Research for Developing Mentoring Interventions

McGee, Richard, Toni Gutierrez, Bhoomi Thackore, and Simon Williams

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

3-5 PM, 50 max

From Mentor to Coach:  Having a Broader Impact to Complement the Work of Scientific Mentors




Posters may be set up beginning at 1:00 PM on Friday, May 16, 2014.  Place your poster on the half side of the board below your poster number (which will be listed in the conference program book).

The maximum size allocated for each poster is 4’ x 4’.  Each side of the board will hold two 4’ x’ 4’ posters.  Be sure to use a type size and font that will be easily readable.  Poster pins will be provided.

No electrical or multi-media displays are allowed.  Do not move the boards of your poster number.


Posters will be displayed all day Saturday, May 17. The poster session and reception will take place from 5 to 7 PM.  You (or one of your coauthors) will be required to stand at your poster the entire two hours, elaborating on its content and answering questions from strolling colleagues.

Posters presented during the conference will also be posted on the Understanding Interventions Conference website at


All posters must be removed before Noon on Sunday, May 18.  Posters not removed will be discarded.












  1. Erika Aparaka and Tykeia R. RobinsonUniversity of Maryland, College ParkLeveling the Playing Fields: An Intervention Model for Retaining Underrepresented Minority Graduate Students in STEM Disciplines


    TaShara C. Bailey

    University of Michigan

    Organizational Support and STEM Outcomes in a Pipeline Program:  A Strengths-based Approach to Intervention Efficacy


    Tiffany Beason, Kenneth I. Maton, Karen M. Watkins-Lewis, and Freeman A. Hrabowski III

    University of Maryland, Baltimore County

    Enhancing the Number of African Americans Pursuing the PhD in Engineering: Outcomes and Processes in the Meyerhoff Scholarship Program


    Sherilynn Black, Kenneth Kreuzer, and Julie Reynolds

    Duke University

    The Duke BioSciences Collaborative Symposium:  An IMSD Initiative Combining Pedagogy, Diversity Interventions, and Scientific Research


    C. Brooke Bruthers and Marsha Lakes Matyas

    American Physiological Society

    APS K-12 Minority Outreach Fellowships: A Retrospective Survey (2006-2013)


    Daniel Carrion, Elizabeth Cohn, Hilda Hutcherson, Robert Fullilove, and Dennis Mitchell

    Columbia University

    Phases in the Pipeline:  Recruitment, Resilience, and Reclamation


    Chistina Eubanks-Turner and Patricia Beaulieu

    Loyola Marymount University

    STAGE:  A Pilot Project in Mentoring Underrepresented Undergraduate Students




    Hwa Young Lee, Cheryl B. Anderson, Shine Chang, and Carrie Cameron

    UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Development of a Scale for Mentoring Skills in Scientific Communication


    Jumoke Ladeji-Osias, Gbekeloluwa Oguntimein, Guangming Chen, and Young-Jae Lee

    Morgan State University

    Creating a Community of Doctoral Scholars


    Steve Lee, Rick McGee, Christine Pfund, and Janet Branchaw

    University of California, Davis

    ‘Mentoring Up’:  Preparing Mentees to Manage Their Mentoring Relationships


    Kessler McCoy-Simandle, Esther Peterson, Dianne Cox, and Liesl Jones

    Lehman College and Albert Einstein College of Medicine

    Integrating Peer-led team-based learning and blogging into Introductory Biology


    Dina Myers Stroud

    Vanderbilt University

    The Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s-to-PhD Bridge Program


    Norma Poll-Hunter, Sarah Schoolcraft Conrad, and Sakima Jones

    Association of American Medical Colleges

    Examining the Influence of Academic Enrichment Programs on the Career and Financial Perspectives of Diverse College Students


    Alberto I. Roca and Edward Krug


    Adapting Postdoctoral Promising Practices for a Community of Minority Doctorates


    Wallace Sharif, David Cooke, Melissa K. Demetrikopoulos, Kyndra Stovall, and Kanika Pulliam

    Morehouse College

    Development of Research Track for Students across the Division of Science and Mathematics:  Effect on Collaborations and Research Opportunities




    Bhoomi K. Thakore

    Northwestern University

    A Coaching Intervention as a Source of Professional and Personal Resources in Ph.D. Training:  The Academy for Future Science Faculty at Year 2


    Renetta G. Tull, Maria Nandadevi Cortes Rodriguez, Judith Kadarusman Pollack

    University of Maryland, Baltimore County

    Training Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows for Tenure


    Teresa Turner, Sandra Romano, Stavros Michalidis, and Participants in the UVI Ideas Workshop of January 2014

    University of the Virgin Islands

    Designing Interventions:  A Creative Problem-solving Approach at the University of the Virgin Islands


    Krystal L. Williams

    Educational Testing Service and University of Michigan National Center for Educational Diversity

    Financial Impediments, Academic Challenges and Pipeline Intervention Efficacy: A Role Strain Adaptation Approach to Successful STEM Outcomes for Underrepresented Students


    Na Xu, Luis Arias, Feliberto Feliz, Francisco Ordonez, and Nelson Nunez Rodriguez

    Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Hostos Community College

    Developing Quantitative Reasoning by Implementing E-Portfolios in Chemistry Class


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