Paola M. Rodríguez García


One of the objectives of the Center for Advanced Radio Sciences and Engineering (CARSE) is to provide opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in STEM disciplines so they can further their career and research experiences. Moreover, CARSE includes an outreach component through a collaboration with the Center for University Access (CUA), which seeks to provide opportunities to bridge inequality gaps for underserved youths enrolled in public schools in Mayagüez. This investigation is centered on documenting the overall impact of the integration of social and educational justice and diversity equity and inclusion (DEI) content on CARSE/STEM participants. To achieve this, individual interviews, focus groups, observations and surveys will be administered. This research project seeks to explore how the DEI and outreach components focusing on issues of social and educational justice impact the research and work conducted by CARSE participants This poster presents the current stage of the project and the plan for data collection and findings.