Strategic Initiatives and Outreach

Visiting Scholars
Partnering for the Future. The Visiting Professor Program seeks to connect the K-12 classroom with university scholars to promote discovery, research and learning.

Project Blue at SCSU
Engaging the Long Island Sound Blue Economy. We are stewards of our planet pursuing opportunities for knowledge and value creation in a sustainable Blue Economy by connecting researchers, entrepreneurs, the business community and non-governmental and governmental affiliates.

Community Outreach
We are committed to teaching and learning, seeking innovative solutions and fostering leadership for our collective future.  We welcome collaboration with organizations and community groups.

IMXR Initiative
Here at the IMXR initiative, students are always at the heart of what we do. That’s why we have expanded our horizons to adopt new technologies that will allow anyone to work across disciplines.

The Bioscience Academic and Career Pathway (BioPath) is a partnership between the city of New Haven and Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU). BioPath aims to grow interest and participation in bioscience education by providing academic and experiential learning programs that position graduates for the 21st century workforce.

Speaking Engagements

2022 Opening Guest Speaker, Education 4.0 Madrid, Spain (June 30) XR in Education: Impacts and Benefits. Invited by the eMadrid Network -the six universities of Madrid (UC3M, UAM, UCM, URJC, UPM and UNED) which promote everything related to research and development of educational technologies.

2022 Panel Speaker (June 28) The Educators vs. VR Ep#5 Hosted by Bodyswaps From innovation to transformation: Making VR happen in Education

2022 Panel Discussion Lead, Educause (June 6). XR Digital Twins in Higher Education

2022 Featured Speaker, VRARA Education Forum (May 19). Megatrends in VR/AR in Education. 2025 Scenarios

2022 Featured Speaker, Higher Education Partnerships Symposium (HEPS) GLOBAL CONFERENCE (Apr 28) Education in the Metaverse: How can we prepare?

2022 Featured Speaker, VR/AR in Education Now: Online Sessions VRARA (Apr 21) Building new XR frontiers and the hurdles to overcome

2022 Panel Speaker, Metaverse 2.0 Immerse Global Summit (Mar 9) Are we ready for MetaEducation? Episode II: Jumping beyond the Metaverse. Relations between technology and humans as social animals

2022 Opening Remarks, SCSU International Education Student Forum (Feb 14) What is it to be human?

2022 Opening Remarks, SCSU International Education Faculty Forum (Feb 7) Why is a global perspective so important?

2021 Panel Speaker, Immerse Global Summit (Dec 13) Are you ready for Meta-education? A world beyond Augmented Learning

2021 Opening Speaker, Project Blue Entrepreneurship Day (Nov 12) Blue Economy Research and Innovation. Host – SCSU Shark Tank Pitch Competition

2021 Opening Speaker, Owls 4 Earth live session with COP26 delegation, Lessons from Glasgow

2021 Opening Speaker, Materials & Manufacturing Summer Teachers’ Institute (July 22) Connecting Manufacturing to Connecticut’s State Science Standards

2021 Workshop Presenter, Southern Connecticut State University’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies (July 12) Presentation is Everything! How to plan for, and deliver, professional presentations and pitches to potential business partners

2021 Panel Speaker, VR/AR Global Summit (June 3) Enterprise and Education: Learning and Building the Augmented Ecosystem Together

2021 Opening Speaker, UN SDGs Launch Skills Training Program (April 8) Climate Advocacy and Action Now

2020 Opening Speaker, Coastal Transitions Conference Entrepreneurship Da, (November 7) Creating an Innovative and Sustainable Blue Economy – Host SCSU Shark Tank Pitch Competition

2019 Guest Speaker, Materials & Manufacturing Summer Teachers’ Institute (July 23) Bridging Problem Solving to Manufacturing

2019 Moderator for STEM Leadership Institute (July 1) Domain I: STEM Partnership, Resources and Network System

2019 Presenter and Closing Speaker CT ACE Women’s Network Connecticut (May 17) It’s time to change the way we view ourselves and other women. You are the change

2019 Keynote Speaker, Southern CT State University Lavender Graduation (April 30) It is only with the heart that one can see rightly

2019 Closing Ceremony Speaker, Connecticut Odyssey of the Mind State Tournament (March 16) The Creative Mind Drives Innovation  

2018 Workshop Presenter, Southern CT State University Social Justice Month (November 2018) Culture and Identities

2018 Keynote Speaker, CT AWN Women’s Leadership Series (October 2018) The Power of Women: Advocating for Social Justice