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Global Learning in STEM Education: Preparing Students to Succeed

Tuesday, May 31
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: CCC, 404

How can students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) experience global learning opportunities that will enable them to succeed in the global STEM marketplace after graduation? Presenters will explore this question and discuss the importance of developing global competencies and cross-cultural communication skills.

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Miguel Ayllon

International Outreach Coordinator
University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, Missouri

Miguel is originally from Lima, Peru, and he is a native Spanish speaker. Miguel obtained a master of Public Administration from East Tennessee State University in 2008. Miguel is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis program at the University of Missouri. Miguel is a leader with demonstrated proficiency championing global learning, leadership development, and diversity initiatives in private small liberal arts, mid-size regional, and AAU land grant institutions. Miguel has been working as an International Outreach Coordinator for the College of Engineering at the University of Missouri (Columbia, Missouri) since August 2013. In his current position, Miguel, directs, provides vision, and manages daily operations of an education abroad program for engineering and STEM students. Miguel has traveled to Austria, Belize, Ecuador, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, and the UK. Miguel has led engineering study abroad programs to Germany, France/UK, and Spain. Miguel also serves as Country Coordinator for the NAFSA World at Large team. Miguel has experience processing student and staff Schengen visas for Spain, Italy, France, and Germany

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Jessie Guinn

Assistant Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics
Arcadia University The College of Global Studies
Glenside, Pennsylvania

Dr. Jessie Guinn is the Assistant Academic Dean of STEM in The College of Global Studies. In this role, Dr. Guinn is responsible for coordinating, researching, developing, promoting and recruiting for the academic programs in the STEM fields including Pre-Health & Pre-Medicine. In collaboration with the Academic Dean, Director of Strategic Development, Director of Enrollment Management and Assistant Directors of Institutional Relations, he is the principal contact person with academic programs, faculty and administration in colleges and universities in the United States and abroad.

A native of Houston, Texas, Jessie is a graduate of Alcorn State University with a B.S. in Biology/Pre-Medicine and Kent State University where he earned the Ph.D in Physiology/Biomedical Sciences studying circadian rhythms and reward pathways in the brain. He has also been an IRACDA Postdoctoral Fellow at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine where he researched the neural biology of associative learning in the mammalian brain and an administrative Postdoctoral Research Associate at Kent State University.

Prior to joining The College of Global Studies, Jessie served as the Assistant Director of the STEM Research & Education Center and the scholarship administrator of a National Science Foundation STEM Scholarship (NSF S-STEM) program at Kent State University. As Assistant Director, he was responsible for collaborating and establishing partnerships with faculty, staff and external entities to promote, develop and execute STEM initiatives on and off campus for the STEM Center in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences and Education, Health and Human Services. Jessie has also worked with the Upward Bound Math Science Trio Program and been responsible for the development and administration of STEM education and outreach initiatives to pre-college, collegiate and graduate students via the Department of Biological Sciences and the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State.

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Nicole Letawsky Shultz

Assistant Dean
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

Nikki Letawsky Shultz is Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and International Programs in the College of Biological Sciences (CBS) at the University of Minnesota. She oversees undergraduate recruitment, academic advising, career services, leadership programs, and study abroad advising and curriculum integration for CBS. Nikki is a recipient of the National Association of Academic Advisors Outstanding Administrator Award and is a frequent presenter at regional and national conferences related to advising, leadership, and learning abroad in STEM fields. She leads a freshman seminar abroad about creativity and innovation to Dublin, Ireland over spring break. Nikki holds a BComm in Organizational Studies from the University of Alberta, an MA in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University, and is doctoral candidate in Higher Education Administration at the University of Minnesota.

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Allison Wright

Director of International Engineering Programs
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas

Allie Wright is the Director of International Engineering Programs at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. There she oversees the implementation of the International Experience Initiative a requirement for all Engineering students to go abroad starting Fall 2013. She studied abroad in Caen, France as an undergraduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and in Istanbul, Turkey as a master's candidate at SIT Graduate Institute. Allie has volunteer experience at the International Academic Programs Office at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as well as internships at a provider in London and at North Dakota State University. Allie received her Master's degree in International Education in May 2014.

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