Ms. Amelia Uribe-Guajardo is currently Title III--SYSTEM (Serving Yourth in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Director. As such, she is in charge of budgetary and information management and reporting. In addition, Ms. Uribe-Guajardo is also the person responsible for creating the Annual Progress Report that must be provided to the Department of Education on the status of the grant in terms of meeting its yearly and overall objectives. Her experience consists of having been the Activity Director of Title V-EEP (Educational Excellence Program) at TAMIU, which was established to provide support services to students enrolled in College Algebra, the faculty members delivering these courses, and middle and high school students on their paths to college. Part of her current duties include directing the Teaching Engineering, Mathematics and Chemistry (TEMACH) lab where SYSTEM currently offers College Algebra and Chemistry tutoring. Moreover, Title III now runs the Teaching Technology (TTLC) lab and the Mathematics Instructional Digital Resource Center (MIDR) which is another area that is part of the management of this grant. The main objective behind the MIDR is to create an engaging 21st-century learning environment for students on the TAMIU campus and provide faculty and staff with the most up-to-date technological resources and professional development. In addition, Ms. Uribe-Guajardo has also developed the SYSTEM website and its counterpart in Spanish as well as designed and teaches a Technical Writing Class specifically created for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) majors.
Ms. Uribe-Guajardo holds a BBA in Marketing from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX, an MBA from Instítuto Técnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico, an MA in English with a minor in Spanish from Texas A&M International University in Laredo, TX and completed the coursework for the PhD in English at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY. In addition, she has been a secondary and post-secondary English and Spanish composition and literature instructor. She has also been in charge of developing different secondary, post-secondary and AP curriculum as well as different courses in three capacities: as both a teaching assistant and fellow while a doctoral student at the University of Kentucky, an adjunct faculty member, while teaching at Texas A&M International University, as Chair of the St. Augustine High School English Department and as a community college tenure-track professor at Laredo Community College. Ms. Uribe-Guajardo is bilingual in English and Spanish.