This year, the University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez played host to the 2015 Engineering, Social Justice, and Peace conference, and let me start off by saying how great of hosts the university has been and how lucky we are to have been able to learn from the knowledge shared by the presenters.
Presentations kicked off on Thursday. The day featured discussions about challenging dominant mindsets in the classroom as well the social justice centered work that is going on at UPR-M led by faculty across academic disciplines.
One of the great indulgences of the conference has been the food. The organizers have used the food to represent the beauty, creativity, and cultural convergence within Puerto Rican culture, and it has been quite effective to say the least. Dinner featured a delicious mashed root, tilapia, bananas, veggies, and a delicious bread pudding. If anything, the conference has been a tour de force of nourishment for both mind and body.