Hi, my name is Keith Rogers and I am the Deputy Executive Director for UNLV’s Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach, also known on campus as CAEO or The Center. CAEO hosts multiple federally funded college opportunity programs that aim to assist students who qualify as low-income, first-generation, and/or underrepresented in higher education to be retained and ultimately graduate from UNLV. These programs include TRIO Student Support Services, TRIO McNair Scholars Institute, Title III AANAPISI, and National Science Foundation’s Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation. This academic year has been unprecedented. The Center was fortunate to fund and support more than 50 undergraduate students to conduct research under the guidance of professors here at UNLV. I want to thank our students for their resiliency in enduring through the pandemic to finish their research projects. I also want to thank our faculty mentors for their work with our students, especially given the difficult circumstances of the pandemic. This would not be possible without the generous sponsorship from the U.S. Department of Education and National Science Foundation for their financial support of these students and our institution. Please take time to watch students’ poster videos and leave comments and/or feedback. Thank you.

B. Keith Rogers, DBA, MBA, PMP, CMBB

Deputy Executive Director, Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach