Program – UROP Spring Symposium 2021


Presentations will run from 10:00am until 4:50pm in 50 minute sessions starting on the hour. We have 20 presentation breakout rooms each session time with a Keynote at 9am and a break for the mentor award ceremony at noon. Join the Symposium using the single link below if you need assistance joining a breakout room UROP Staff will be greeting and supporting guests in the main Zoom room throughout the event.

For more details about the presentation schedule and breakout room information continue to scroll down .

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Spring Symposium AgendaThursday April 22nd
Keynote9am – 9:50am EDT
Session 1 Presentations10am – 10:50am EDT
Session 2 Presentations11am – 11:50am EDT
Mentor Award Ceremony12pm – 12:50pm EDT
Session 3 Presentations1pm – 1:50pm EDT
Session 4 Presentations2pm – 2:50pm EDT
Session 5 Presentations3pm – 3:50pm EDT
Session 6 Presentations4pm – 4:50pm EDT
Presentation DisciplinesPresentation Breakout Rooms
Changing Gears (Interdisciplinary)Rooms 19 and 20
Community-Engaged ResearchRoom 6
EngineeringRooms 16 – 18
Environmental SciencesRoom 8
Health SciencesRooms 9 – 14
HumanitiesRoom 1
Life SciencesRoom 7
Natural SciencesRoom 8
Physical ScienceRoom 15
Research ScholarsRoom 2
Social SciencesRooms 3 – 5

UROP Keynote – Dean Julian Vasquez Heilig, PhD

Dean Julian Vasquez Heilig leads nearly 3,000 students, staff and faculty as the Dean of the University of Kentucky College of Education. He also serves on the Executive Committee and as Education Co-Chair for the Kentucky NAACP.

Dean Vasquez Heilig has conveyed invited testimony in state and national legislative bodies and volunteered expertise and provided empirically-based input focused on community-based education reform for non-profits, foundations, legislators, educators and other education stakeholders in many states and countries. He has also recently served as a volunteer education policy advisor and provided input for presidential (Obama and Biden) and gubernatorial (Newsom) campaigns .

He has been honored with more than 30 teaching, research and service recognitions such as Diversity in Education Magazine Multicultural Champion for 2015 and the passage of California Assembly Resolution 1459— which commended his state and national impact in the field of K-12 education.

Dean Julian Vasquez Heilig’s work has been cited by the New York Times, Washington Post, Associated Press, USAToday, Education Week, Huffington Post and other print and electronic media outlets. He has also appeared to discuss his research on local and national radio and TV including PBS, NBC, CBS, NPR, Univision, and MSNBC.

Dr. Vasquez Heilig received his Ph.D. in educational administration and policy analysis and a master’s degree in sociology from Stanford University. He also earned a master’s in higher education and a bachelor’s degree in history and psychology from the University of Michigan. I’m a proud UROP alumni! Follow him on Twitter @ProfessorJVH

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