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Cecilia J. Aragón, Ph.D.,

Associate Professor

Theatre and Dance, and

Latina/o Studies Director,

Latina/o Studies Program,

Coordinator, Theatre Education

and Theatre for Young

Audiences, Faculty Affiliate,

Gender and Women's Studies

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University of Wyoming

Ross Hall 105, Dept. 4297

1000 East University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-4124

Fax: (307) 766-2555

Email: ccaragon@uwyo.edu

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Ann Esquibel Redman,

Founder

Phone: (307) 632-4667

Email: ann@wyominglatina youthconference.com

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2019 Wyoming Latina Youth Conference

Conference Schedule and Workshops

Friday, October 11th - Banquet
• 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. Check-in at the UW Conference Center at the Hilton
Garden Inn, UW Conference Center
• 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. Appetizers
• 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Ice Breaker Workshops with UW Student
Leaders/Mentors
• 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. President’s Reception at Legacy Hall in the Rochelle
Gateway Center, across from the HGI on the west end. Honoring keynote
speaker, Chaperones/School Coordinators, and honored guests.
• 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Banquet, HGI-UW Conference Center
• 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. DJ Dance and Photo Booth


Saturday, October 12th - Conference/Workshops

5th Grade thru 10th Grade Workshops

• 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. Breakfast at College of Business atrium, participants
meet with your team leaders/UW Mentors
• 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Workshop #1: Latin Dance: Let's dance to la musica
de Selena, Bad Bunny, Luis Fonsi, Maluma y mucho mas!
• 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Workshop #2: Rebel Science: Solving Real-life
Problems with Experiments that Matter
• 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. Lunch, College of Business (COB) Atrium
• 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. Resources Fair, COB Atrium
• 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. WLYC School Coordinator Meeting, COB
• 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. WLYC Teen Advisors planning meeting for 2020
• 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. Workshop #3: Community Empowerment through
Mindful Dance
• 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Workshop #4 Robotic Rocks!
• 3:00 – 3:45 p.m. Workshop #5 Personal Finance Lessons for Teens
• 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Closing Ceremony College of Business Auditorium


11th and 12th Grade Workshops

• 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Workshop #1: Admissions and Financial Aid: And
will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed!
• 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Workshop #2: UW Tour:…Oh, the places you’ll go!
• 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. Lunch Jr./Sr. Meeting with UW Mentors
• 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. Workshop #3: Emotional First Aid: Mental Wellness
and Emotional Competency
• 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Workshop #4: Finance and Budgeting College: Your
Financial Future
• 3:00 – 3:45 p.m. Workshop #5: Robotics Rocks!
• 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Closing Ceremony COB Auditorium


DESCRIPTION OF WORKSHOPS:
5th- 10th Grade Workshops


Latin Dance: Let's dance to la musica de Selena, Bad Bunny, Luis
Fonsi, Maluma y mucho mas!
Instructor: Melissa Martinez
Description: Latin dancing is best described as a fun, joyful and culturally inspired
movement. This Latin Dance workshop will combine rhythms in Latin music to learn
Latin dance steps. Let's keep Latin traditions alive through the spirit of dancing! ¡Vamos
a bailar!!!
Room: Half Acre Gym, Third Floor Studio


Rebel Science: Solving Real-life Problems with Experiments that
Matter
Instructors: Rachel Watson and The Science Roadshow
Description: In this workshop, we will do some of the hands-on experiments that are
needed to solve real-world problems. Students will stain and observe bacteria that can
degrade plastics in landfills, consider plants that can remove toxic chemicals from soils
and ponder mushrooms that can clean up oil spills.
Room: Agriculture Building 5028


Community Empowerment through Mindful Dance
Instructors: Representing the University of Wyoming Counseling Center: Ty
Tedmon-Jones, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Creative Arts Therapist
(NY), and Board-Certified Dance/Movement Therapist and Toi M. Geil, Ph.D., Licensed
Psychologist
Description: Drawing from theory and practice of Dance/Movement Therapy, Drama
Therapy and mindfulness psychology, this workshop provides participants the
opportunity to access their creativity, spontaneity, and self-expression in a safe and
mindful way. Workshop participants will be introduced to ways of connecting to their
bodies through movement, dance, and body-oriented mindfulness skills. Participants work
together to collaboratively create expressive and affirming group movements/dances
through the use of pro-social, body-affirming, and inclusive and multicultural-affirming
lenses.
Room: Wellness Center Room 117, Half Acre Gym


Robotics Rocks!
Instructors: ECE UG Research Students, Robert F. Kubichek, and Suresh
Muknahallipatna
Description: Discover the world of Electrical and Computer Engineers in robotics,
augmented reality (AR) devices for medical applications, flying indoor drones and
sensing environment using Arduino and Raspberry Pi microcontrollers. The participants
will have the opportunity of controlling a fire fighting mobile platform with an AR
device, view and interact with 3D MRI and CT-Scan of human organs, program a drone
to fly indoor, and various other environment sensing activities. The activities allow
participants to get a sense of the role and contributions of Electrical and Computer
Engineers to the society and understand in general the concepts in STEM that are used to
solve real-world problems.
Room: EERB 251, EERB 255 and EERB Atrium (Drone Programming). EERB is the
new Engineering Education and Research Building. It is at the corner of 12th and Lewis
St.


Personal Finance Lessons for Teens
Instructor: Ana Acevedo, UniWyo Bank
Description: Financial literacy is the beginning of prioritizing what you value in life and
setting you up with financial success. Students will learn about the basics of budgeting
and personal finance for home and school. Hands-on activities focus on decision-making
and quality of life choices.
Room: College of Business


DESCRIPTION OF WORKSHOPS:
11th and 12th Grade Workshops


Admissions and Financial Aid: And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed! And UW Tour:…Oh, the places you’ll go!
Instructor: Katelin Crystal Carroll, UW Admissions and Financial Aid
Description: Students will receive a tour of the amazing places on UW Campus,
including the dorms. Students will receive step by step guidance on how to fill out a
FAFSA report. This workshop offers information that will lead you to the beginning of
enrollment and college life at UW.
Room: College of Business, Atrium


Emotional First Aid: Mental Wellness and Emotional Competency
Instructor: Heidi Montaño, MSW, LCSW
Description: Most of us know how to care and tend to physical wounds, but many of us
struggle how to tend to our psychological wounds. In this workshop, we will learn about
the different types of psychological wounds we experience and how we can care for
ourselves when they occur.
Room: College of Business


Finance and Budgeting College: Your Financial Future
Instructors: Benae Reyes, Morgan Magnuson, and Ryan Kenney
Description: This workshop will demonstrate the basic tools for smart money
management, learn about income and expenses and explore ways of saving for what you
need and want out of life. There will be hands-on banking demonstrations covering the
money skills you need for college and your future.
Room: College of Business


Robotics Rocks!
Instructors: ECE UG Research Students, Robert F. Kubichek, and Suresh
Muknahallipatna
Description: Discover the world of Electrical and Computer Engineers in robotics,
augmented reality (AR) devices for medical applications, flying indoor drones and
sensing environment using Arduino and Raspberry Pi microcontrollers. The participants
will have the opportunity of controlling a fire fighting mobile platform with an AR
device, view and interact with 3D MRI and CT-Scan of human organs, program a drone
to fly indoor, and various other environment sensing activities. The activities will allow
participants to get a sense of the role and contributions of Electrical and Computer
Engineers to the society and understand in general the concepts in STEM that are used to
solve real-world problems.
Room: EERB 251, EERB 255 and EERB Atrium (Drone Programming). EERB is the
new Engineering Education and Research Building. It is at the corner of 12th and Lewis
St.

Contact Us

Cecilia J. Aragón, Ph.D.,

Associate Professor

Theatre and Dance, and

Latina/o Studies Director,

Latina/o Studies Program,

Coordinator, Theatre Education

and Theatre for Young

Audiences, Faculty Affiliate,

Gender and Women's Studies

-----------------------------

University of Wyoming

Ross Hall 105, Dept. 4297

1000 East University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-4124

Fax: (307) 766-2555

Email: ccaragon@uwyo.edu

-----------------------------

Ann Esquibel Redman,

Founder

Phone: (307) 632-4667

Email: ann@wyominglatina youthconference.com

-----------------------------

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