Research and Equity Scholarship Institute on Student Trajectories in Education
Presentations & Publications

Presentations & Publications


Herrera, F.A., Rodriguez-Operana, V.C., & Wolfgramm, M. (2020, March). Two-Year STEM Pathways and Transitions across Minority Serving Destinations. Presented online at the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Annual International Conference.

Rodriguez-Operana, V.C., Herrera, F.A., Kovats Sanchez, G., Cerrillos, A., & Marquez, B. (2019, May). Women of Color Navigating HSI STEM Transfer Pathways. Digital narrative presented online at the National Science Foundation 2019 STEM for All Video Showcase: Innovations in STEM Education.

Wolfgramm, M., & Herrera, F. (2019, May). Diverse Students Countering STEM Disciplinary Culture. National Conference on Race & Ethnicity (NCORE), Portland, OR.

Herrera, F.A., Rodriguez-Operana, V.C., Kovats Sanchez, G., Cerrillos, A., & Marquez, B. (2019, April). “It was hard, and it still is…”: Women of Color Navigating HSI STEM Transfer Pathways. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON, CA.

Rodriguez-Operana, V.C., Herrera, F.A., Romero, A., & Wolfgramm, M. (2019, March). Cultivating Community for Underrepresented STEM Majors at Hispanic-Serving Institutions through Campus Support Programs and Institutional Agents. Paper presented at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA. 

Herrera, F.A., Rodriguez-Operana, V. C., Romero, A., Wolfgramm, M., Gaskin, D., & Marquez, B. (2019, March). Voices of Underrepresented Students of Color in STEM: Student Mobility through Community Colleges and Hispanic- Serving Institutions. Paper presented at the Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC) Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.

Herrera, F. (2018, June). STEM Community College Pathways. UCLA Community College Studies Conference, Los Angeles, CA. See recorded presentation above.

Herrera, F.A., Rodriguez-Operana, V.C., Kovats Sanchez, G., Wolfgramm, M., & Romero, A. (2018, May). The Role of 2- & 4-Year Hispanic Serving Institutions. Digital narrative presented online at the National Science Foundation 2018 STEM for All Video Showcase: Transforming the Educational Landscape.

Herrera, F., Villarreal, A., Kovats Sánchez, G. (2018, April). Navigating Latinx STEM Career Pathways. American Educational Research Association (AERA), New York, NY.

Herrera, F. A., & Rodriguez-Operana, V. C. (2017, November). Supporting the Success of Underrepresented Minorities in STEM Fields: The Role of Institutional Agents in Higher Education. Poster presented at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Western Regional Conference, Honolulu, HI.

Herrera, F., Navarro, M., Kovats Sánchez, G.(2017, April). Advancing Underrepresented Students’ STEM Career Pathways within Diverse Institutional Contexts. American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Antonio, TX.

Herrera, F., Kovats Sánchez, G., Navarro, M. (2017, March). Advancing Latinx Students in STEM Pathways within Hispanic Serving Institutions. American Association for Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE), Irvine, CA.

Herrera, F., Kovats Sánchez, G., Navarro, M. Villarreal, A., Zeledon Pérez, M.J. (2016 October). Diverse Pathways in STEM Education: A Closer Look at Latinxs and Hispanic Serving Institutions. Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), Long Beach, CA.

Hernández Chapar, J., Herrera, F., and Kovats Sánchez, G. (2016, March). Connecting through Engagement: Latino Student-Faculty Interaction in College. American Association for Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE), Costa Mesa, CA


Information about upcoming events hosted by the Research & Equity Scholarship Institute coming soon!

August 16, 2019: HSI-STEM Pathways Professional Development Sessions for students, faculty, staff and administrators in the San Diego Community College District.

May 13, 2019: STEM Professional Development Workshops for faculty, staff and administrators at San Diego City College.

October 27, 2017: RESISTE STEM Panel at the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) Youth Leadership Development Forum for Students in STEM in 6th-12thgrade. October, 27, 2017.

Selected Publications 

Garibay, J. C., Herrera, F.A., Garcia, G. A., & Johnston, M. P. (2019). Powerful Incidents or Set in Their Views? Campus Racial Incidents, Hate Crimes, and White Male and Female Students’ Racial Attitudes. Journal of Higher Education.  1st tier (7 % acceptance, multiple blind reviews) Impact Factor. 2.283; Eigenfactor Score: 0.00165; Article Influence Score: 0.796

Herrera, F.A., *Kovats Sánchez, G., *Navarro, M., & *Zeldon, M. J. (2018). Latinx students in STEM college pathways: A closer look at diverse pathways through Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs). In T. T. Yuen, E. Bonner, & M. G. Arreguín-Anderson (Eds.), (Under)Represented Latin@s in STEM: Increasing Participation Throughout Education and the Workplace. New York: Peter Lang Publishing.

Herrera, F., Hernández Chapar, Judith, Kovats Sánchez, G., (2017). Connecting through Engagement: Latinx Student-Faculty Interaction in Community College. Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 11(2), 65-88. 

In the News 

OCTOBER 3, 2019: Yap, Villarreal Undertake New NSF-Funded Study on Women of Color in STEM

October 2, 2018: Research to Support Latino Students in STEM

September 5, 2018: Smoothing Pathways for STEM Students

August 23, 2018: CSU Wins $10M to Support Latino STEM Education

August 8, 2018: NSF announces first research awards under Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program

August 2, 2018: Research and Equity Scholarship Institute’s Digital Narratives featured in SDSU’s Informed & Inspired 

February 9, 2017: Helping Students Ease on Down the Road: The National Science Foundation funded three education faculty members to research pathways to success for aspiring STEM students.

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