Island University One of Two Texas Schools Chosen to Participate in 2014 Project Kaleidoscope Summer Leadership Institute

June 30, 2014

STEM Institute

 CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is one of two schools in Texas that has been chosen to participate in the 2014 Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) Summer Leadership Institute sponsored by the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

Dr. Jose Giraldo, Associate Professor of Mathematics, was selected to serve as a Mentor at the PKAL Summer Leadership Institute II to be held from Friday, July 25, through Wednesday, July 30, at the Baca Campus of Colorado College in Crestone, Colo.

“We’re very excited to have been selected for this honor,” said Dr. Frank Pezold, Dean of the College of Science and Engineering. “As we excel in our STEM programs, this institute will provide our professors with the practices they need to continue to grow these areas and to succeed as national leaders.”

The institute is designed for both early and mid-career STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) faculty engaged in leading projects aimed at transforming undergraduate STEM education in their classrooms, departments, and institutions. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi was selected to participate in the program based on its commitment to the principles, practices, and partnerships that advance cutting-edge, integrative STEM higher education for all students.

The program will use seminars, leadership exercises, group discussions, and personal reflection time to engage in developing stronger STEM teaching and learning practices. In all, 54 colleges were chosen to participate in the program.