Students currently enrolled in Historically Black College and Universities (HBCU) visited the School of Education to meet with professors and learn about graduate studies on July 19.
Dean Richard Arum welcomed the students, who had expressed interest in pursuing graduate training in UCI's School of Education.
Following a presentation from UCI Graduate Division, lunch at a dining hall, and a campus tour, the students met with School of Education Assistant Professors Shanyce Campbell and Emily Penner and Distinguished Professors Jacquelynne Eccles and George Farkas to discuss academic interests and research opportunities.
An afternoon panel of Ph.D. in Education students - Daniela Alvarez-Vargas, Jennifer Cabrera, Juan Gaytan, Hye Rin Lee, Maritza Morales-Gracia, and Alexandria Weaver - shared their experiences as doctoral students and answered questions, with Dr. Campbell closing the afternoon session.
STEER is a UC-HBCU Initiative that provides undergraduates from HBCUs a summer opportunity to immerse in education research, apprentice with faculty mentors, and explore UC graduate programs and schools. The HBCU students who visited UCI were participating in the summer STEER (Summer Training for Excellence in Education Research) program at UCLA.
Ph.D. students Daniela Alvarez-Vargas, Maritza Morales-Gracia, and Jennifer Cabrera
share information with HBCU students from Spelman College and Delaware State University.