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2019 Tapia Conference

Problem-Solving as a Strategy to Improve the Academic Performance at HSIs: A CAHSI and Google Pilot Project

Thursday, September 19, 2019 — 11:10AM-12:10PM


In this panel, we want to share our experiences with Problem-Solving courses from different perspectives: from the developers of the courses, the adopters, the students, and Googlers. We expect to share what works and what needs to improve overall and in each institution. In addition, we want to share the strategies and resources used and the product we have developed. CAHSI Alliance was formed in 2004 as a grassroots effort to increase the number of Hispanic students who pursue and complete baccalaureate and advanced degrees in the Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering areas. CAHSI uses as part of the strategies to achieve its main goal: PLTL, ARG, and problem-solving courses. Problem-solving courses were originally developed in consultation with Google by UTEP, California State at Dominguez Hill, and NMSU and during the last year adopted by UPR-Mayaguez, UPR-Arecibo, CSU Stanislaus, TAMU CC, North Eastern Illinois University, and Kean University.

Panel Moderator:
Diego Aguirre, Ph.D. student in the Computer Science program, UTEP

Panelists:
Eliana Valenzuela-Andrade, Associate Professor, University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo
Martine Ceberio, Associate Professor of Computer Science, University of Texas at El Paso
Carlos E. Colon-Barrios, Undergraduate Student, University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo
Melanie Martin, Professor in Mathematics & Computer Science at California State University, Stanislaus
Josilene Quintana, Undergraduate Student, California State University, Stanislaus
Akkady Tchaba, Instructor at Northeastern Illinois University