Careers in Science: Undergraduate Conference
Join us for the first annual Careers in Science: Undergraduate Conference and explore your options. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields are at the core of wealth and security of the global community.
Learn from experts in the field, your faculty and peers and see why science and math are the fields to pursue. You'll have the opportunity to learn how to apply your degree to a variety of career paths and take laboratory tours.
Space is very limited. E-registering guarantees your spot at the conference. If you have any questions, please contact the School of Integrated Science and Humanity at (305) 348-4232.
Ramon E. Lopez, Ph.D.
Professor of Physics, University of Texas at Arlington
Wealth and security in the global community are rooted in science and technology. If the United States is to continue to prosper in the future it must continue to produce the human capital that drives the knowledge that drives the knowledge of economy. There are serious concerns about the number of students choosing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) careers, including nce education. In this talk I will discuss these trends and provide a global context, discuss efforts to improve STEM education in the US and point out the great opportunities for students today.
Dr. Lopez received his Ph.D. in Space Physics from Rice University. He is currently a Professor in the Physics Department at the University of Texas at Arlington. He was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2011 and he has been named the 2012 recipient of the APS Bouchet Award. Dr. Lopez leads a research group that is working in both space physics and science education.