Assistant Professor Raquel Perez-Castillejos had three conference publications accepted to the annual conference of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE).One paper will introduce nationally the mentoring program for women in STEM developed by the collegiate Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at NJIT. This presentation will be delivered orally at the session that the Women in Engineering Division (WiED) devotes to "Strategies Beyond the Classroom" focused on research, programs, and activities that occur outside the classroom with a goal of enhancing the success of female undergraduates in engineering. Another paper discusses the strategic educational backbone of the NSF-funded summer research program (REU) on neural engineering developed by Dr. Perez-Castillejos. The paper, entitled “NSF-REU Site on Neural Engineering: Aiming at High Research Standards” and presented at the Biomedical Division Poster Session, discusses the benefits of posing student researchers with the very real challenge of submitting and getting their research abstract accepted to a national conference after the review of professional researchers. The third paper was invited by the NSF Grantees Poster Session by the ASEE Division on Experimentation and Lab-oriented Studies. The presentation focuses on the new Nanotechnology minor that is to start at NJIT this fall. Dr. Priya Santhanam, former president of the graduate Society of Women Engineers at NJIT and leading agent in the development of the SWE mentoring program for females in STEM at NJIT, co-authors the WiED paper. Dr. Perez-Castillejos is the only author in the other two papers to be presented at the annual ASEE conference.