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MDC Conference Promotes Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics


Miami, March 11, 2009 - Each year since 2000, Miami Dade College’s (MDC) InterAmerican Campus’ Mathematics and Natural and Social Sciences departments host the Exact Sciences Conference, an opportunity to promote career opportunities in the Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Conference speakers are selected from a broad sample of the South Florida business and educational environments. Conference events are free and open to the public.

This year’s conference will be held at the InterAmerican Campus, 627 S.W. 27 Ave., on Tuesday, Mar. 24, through Thursday, Mar. 26. MDC Professors Sergio Garcia, Antonio Ramos, Dr. Raul Mederos, Dr. Cleveland Taylor, and Dr. Mario Sanchez will present. Dr. Rosany Alvarez is serving as the conference coordinator.

Conference partners include Motorola, Amadeus North America, University of Florida, Nortel CALA, Miami-Dade County, Nokia Siemens Networks, the National Hurricane Center, and Florida International University.

Below is a complete program schedule:

Tuesday, Mar. 24

Mathematics, 7 a.m., Room 1131
“Business Applications in Mathematics”
Dr. Jose Serpa, MDC professor

Electrical Engineering, 10 a.m., Room 1388
“Applications of Mathematical Concepts at the Pre-Calculus Level to Problems in Classical Physics.”
Sergio Garcia, MDC professor

Electrical Engineering, 8:30 p.m., Room 1388
Jesus Lebeña, director of Sales, Motorola

Statistics, 9 p.m., Room 1388
Professor Ramon Gomez, Florida International University

Physics and Engineering, 9 p.m., Room 1388
Dr. Raul Mederos, MDC professor

Wednesday, Mar. 25

Engineering, 11 a.m. Room 1124
Enrique Polo, engineer, Nortel CALA

Computer Science, 5:45 p.m. Room 1374
Rafael Diaz, Online Services and Processing manager
Amadeus North America

Environmental Sciences, 6:15 p.m. Room 1374
Urban Greening and Protecting our Natural Resources
Christina Casado, Miami-Dade County, Community Image Manager

Thursday, Mar. 26

Computer Engineering, 11:15 a.m., Room 1124
Teresa McGranaghan and Marc Herman
Product Management, Nokia Siemens Networks

Statistics, 11:15 a.m., Room IAP 13
“Simple Probability Problems”
Cleveland Taylor, MDC professor

Computer Science, 8:30 p.m., Room 1388
Dr. Mario Sanchez
“Informatics in Health Care”
Professor, Miami Dade College

Mathematics, 9 p.m., Room 1388
Dr. Henry Hartwig Hochmair and Dr. Gamal Seedahmed
Geomatics, University of Florida

Political Sciences, 9:30 p.m., Room 1388
Commissioner Joe Sanchez, City of Miami

Mathematics, 10 p.m., Room 1388
“Careers in Mathematics”
Professor Antonio Ramos, MDC professor

Other Exact Sciences Sponsored Events:

Wednesday, Apr. 15

Engineering, 11 a.m.,Room 1124 
Enrique Rojas, Motorola, Senior Systems Engineer  
“System Design for Enterprise, Government
and Public Safety"

For more information, please contact Dr. Rosany Alvarez, faculty and Conference coordinator at 305-237-6057, or

Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611,, MDC communications director
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710,, media specialist
Tarnell Carroll, 305-237-3359,, media specialist
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482,

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