Annual Conference

March 26-27, 2019

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This year’s annual conference will encompass STEM workshops, training, and competitions. In addition, SER will also host Women’s Entrepreneurship workshops, which will include Financial Literacy, Business Plans, The Importance of Social Media, Marketing, Loans, and Taxes.

The last two years, Community Day has become a signature of SER National’s Annual Conference. Community Day focuses on STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, and Mathematics). Here students and the local community can come and experience hands-on with interactive activities. Community Day will also feature a job fair, where young people will have an opportunity to apply for jobs, internships and co-ops or work-study programs, too include workshops and displays from an array of corporations.

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Featured Events

STEM Competition

President’s Reception 

SER Mujer Workshops

Community Day

March 28, 2019

Community Day is a part of SER National’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programs and interest in SER’s year-round Robotics Program has grown substantially.  SER’s program is a hands-on educational experience led by engineering students and career professionals. The program also enhances middle and high school students’ academic, technical and leadership skills.

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Keynote Speakers

Tuesday March 26, 2019


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Wednesday March 27, 2019

Dr. Samuel Betances

Diversity & Inclusion Keynote Speaker – Luncheon

A passionate believer in equality, as befits a biracial, bicultural and bilingual citizen of the world, Dr. Samuel Betances challenges his audiences to embrace diversity and to work as a team for a better future. His specialty, whether working on women’s issues, African-American history month, Hispanic events or the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, is to challenge negative mindsets and offer the solutions for transforming them. Dr. Betances offers his new, nonsexist, balanced systems, which do not allow any group a hierarchy, to clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to government agencies to community colleges.

Thursday March 28, 2019

José M. Hernández

Community Day Keynote Speaker

José M. Hernández is an American engineer and former NASA astronaut. Hernández was assigned to the crew of Space Shuttle mission STS-128. He also served as chief of the Materials and Processes branch of Johnson Space Center.


Dr. Marla Pérez-Davis

Community Day Speaker

Dr. Marla E. Pérez-Davis serves as the Deputy Director of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s John H. Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. Pérez-Davis, a native of Puerto Rico, earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Puerto Rico; a master of science degree from the University of Toledo and a Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University in Chemical Engineering.


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