Literacies for Engineering Access and Participation (LEAP)
Conference Agenda

May 2-May 3, 2017

University of San Antonio - Texas

Day 1

8:15 - 8:45      Breakfast     ASSEMBLY ROOM


8:45 - 9:00      Welcome      ASSEMBLY ROOM

 Eli Tucker-Raymond, Amy Wilson-Lopez, Alberto Esquinca, Joel Alejandro Mejia, & Carmen Fies


9:00 - 9:15       Icebreaker      ASSEMBLY ROOM 


9:15 - 10:15     Panel Discussion: What are literacy and equity in the context of engineering?    ALACANARIA ROOM

 Zenaida Aguirre-Muñoz, Michael Loui, Edna Tan, & Christopher Wright


10:15 - 11:30    Activity: Literacies in Engineering     ASSEMBLY ROOM 


11:30 - 1:00      Lunch and Plenary Speech     ASSEMBLY ROOM

 Jessica Smith & Juan Lucena: Low Income Literati: Transforming Textual and Practical Funds of Knowledge into Engineering Capital


1:00 - 2:30       Concurrent Workshops: Review of the Field     THIRD FLOOR CLASSROOMS

 Workshop One: Literacies/Equity in Engineering in K-16 Classroom and Lab Settings

 Workshop Two: Literacies/Equity in Engineering in Informal Settings

 Workshop Three: Equity and Literacy Practices of Engineers


2:30 - 2:45      Refreshments     ASSEMBLY ROOM

(Set up posters in back of assembly room.) 


2:45 - 4:00      Concurrent Workshops: Data Sharing     THIRD FLOOR CLASSROOMS

Workshop One

• Christine Cunningham: Engineering Differentiated Resources for English Learners in Engineering Is Elementary

• Irene Grimberg: Pre-service Teachers’ Perceptions of Socio-scientific Topics

Workshop Two

• Pat Paugh: Discursive Resources Utilized by an English Language Learner and her Engineering Team

• Erika Mein: Engineering Notebooks and Latina/o College Students’ Literacy Practices in a Freshman Pre-Engineering Course

Workshop Three

• Stacie LeSure: STORIES OF RESILIENCE IN ENGINEERING: Black Women. Threatened by Stereotypes. Thriving to Destiny.

• Kevin O’Connor: The Discursive Production of Engineering Identities

Workshop Four

• Edna Tan: Engineering with Refugee Youth

• Eli Tucker-Raymond: #BlackLivesMatter: Engineering, Gears, and Making Sense 

4:00 - 4:45       Poster Session and Resource Sharing    ASSEMBLY ROOM


6:00                 Dinner in Mixed Groups     MEET IN ASSEMBLY ROOM

8:00 - 9:00       Homework (Optional)

• Add relevant studies or identified themes to the Google Docs titled “Overall Themes from Literature Review.”

• Add additional notes, questions, or insights to Google Doc titled “Conference Notes.”

• Continue to generate ideas for affinity groups. 

Day 2

8:30 - 9:00       Networking Breakfast     ASSEMBLY ROOM


9:00 - 9:40       Small-Group Discussions     ASSEMBLY ROOM  


9:40 - 9:55       Vote for Affinity Groups     ASSEMBLY ROOM


10:00 - 11:00    Panel Discussion: Promising Approaches and Compelling Questions in Equity, Literacy, and Engineering Education     ALACANARIA ROOM

  Angela Calabrese-Barton, Rebecca Callahan, Christine Cunningham, & Amon Millner


11:00 - 12:15      Affinity Groups      MEET INITIALLY IN ASSEMBLY ROOM

    Affinity groups will be determined based on votes. 


12:15 - 1:10      Networking Lunch     ASSEMBLY ROOM

  (Please remove posters from assembly room.) 


1:15 - 2:45      Planning Outputs for Broader Impacts     THIRD FLOOR CLASSROOMS 


2:45 - 3:15      Wrap-Up     ALACANARIA ROOM 



2:30 - 3:45      Dissemination Projects: Knowledge Sharing Topics  (ALL ROOMS)

3:45-4:00       Wrap Up