2019 STEM Women of Color Conclave

NCAS-M Co-Investigator, Dr. Rosa Fitzgerald attended the 2019 STEM Women of Color Conclave, June 8-10, 2019 in Chantilly, VA.

This year, the STEM Women of Color Conclave focuses deeply on “Truth above all Else” principle, offering its participants unique professional development opportunities that authentically honor the worth of intersectionality as a lived experience and investigative framework, sets the stage for national influence in advancing the nation’s higher education agenda for STEM, and considers those elements that, above all else, are most important in retaining women of color in the academic STEM disciplines.

“It is an unforgettable experience!” ~ Dr. Fitzgerald


The STEM Women of Color Conclave (SWOCC) is the largest national forum for STEM women of color from institutions of higher education.  The Conclave serves as a catalyst harnessing a centralized body of knowledge and best practices related to women of color and holistically promoting the personal and professional development of women of color in the academy. For more information, please visit https://www.conclave-swoc.net/


Dr. Fitzgerald is our lead investigator at University of Texas-El Paso (UTEP) where she advises students at the bachelors, masters, and doctoral levels. UTEP had 4 NCAS-M fellows graduate in the 2018-2019 SY with 2 continuing on to the MS and PhD levels and 2 entering the STEM workforce.