Who we are

The STEM in HSI Working Group (HSI-WG) at the University of Arizona (UA), formed in 2017 as a result of NSF HSI Conference Award #1748526, The Southwest Conference on Transforming STEM Education in HSIs.


To engage diverse units and stakeholders at UA and other southwestern HSIs in developing an institutional sense of "servingness" at new and emerging HSIs.

Marla Franco, PhD

Assistant Vice Provost, Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Initiatives

Faculty Affiliate, Center for the Study of Higher Education

Guada Lozano, PhD

Director, Center for University Education Scholarship (CUES)

Director, External Relations & Evaluation, Mathematical Sciences

Associate Research Professor, Mathematics

Vignesh Subbian, PhD

Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Systems and Industrial Engineering, and BIO5 Institute

Distinguished Fellow, Center for University Education Scholarship (CUES)

Projects & Engagements

  • HACU Webinar: Supporting Broader Impacts in STEM Equity by Connecting Across HSIs.


  • Broader Impacts Roadtrip. National dissemination of our consensus report Transforming STEM Education in Hispanic Serving Institutions in the United States: A Consensus Report.


  • HSI Adaptive Case Studies. Development of competitively funded adaptive case studies to achieve transformational broader impacts at the intersection of equity, STEM education, and HSIs.


2019 Broader Impacts Roadtrip

    • Jun: ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Tampa, FL

STEM Servingness at Hispanic Serving Institutions

    • May: National Alliance for Broader Impact Summit, Tucson, AZ

    • Apr: Alliance for HSI Educators Best Practices Conf., Riverside, CA

Transforming STEM Education at HSIs

    • Apr: ASCN Transforming Institutions Conference, Pittsburgh, PA

Towards Servingness: Transforming STEM Education at Hispanic Serving Institutions

    • Jan: Joint Mathematics Meetings, Baltimore, MD

Mathematics, Science, and Engineering at Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): Recommendations for Better Serving Undergraduate Students

    • Feb: Western Regional Noyce Conference, Tucson, AZ

Mathematics, Science, and Engineering at HSIs: Recommendations for Better Serving Undergraduate Students

This work was initially supported by the National Science Foundation under award #1748526. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.