2013 Conference


Recruitment. Retention. Teaching Innovation. Advancement. Globalization.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) initiated the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program in 1991. LSAMP is one of the NSF’s initiatives for helping the nation meet its needs for the 21st century diverse workforce in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). LSAMP is a comprehensive and multidisciplinary undergraduate program designed to increase the quantity and quality of underrepresented minority (URM) students receiving baccalaureate degrees in STEM disciplines. This conference titled “A Call to Action: LSAMP Model for Broadening Participation in STEM” will bring together more than 200 educators, students, community/government leaders to present and learn about the impacts LSAMP has had on individual college and university campuses around the nation in the pursuit of a shared desire to increase the success of URM students in the STEM disciplines. Conference participants will contribute to the existing body of knowledge in the areas of student outreach and recruitment, retention strategies, teaching innovation, academic advancement and globalization that lead to broadening the participation of URM students in STEM education and the workforce.

The conference will be located in Indianapolis, Indiana at the Marriott East Hotel, on October 20-22, 2013. A luxury hotel located near downtown.

A call for student research posters and paper proposals to receive a travel award is now active.

In addition to presentations, the conference will host workshops and round table discussions to foster network and collaboration among LSAMP alliance directors, program managers, and administrators. There will also be several opportunities to meet students and faculty conducting research at LSAMP institutions.

Conference Highlights

*Welcoming Remarks by Dr. Kim Nguyen

*Keynote Speaker: Dr. Benjamin Flores

*Keynote Speaker: Dr. Shaun Harper, Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education, University of Pennsylvania

*Keynote Speaker: Dr. Herb Schroeder, Founder and Executive Director, Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP)

The lack of underrepresented minorities in the educational system predicts the deficit in the professional STEM workforce. College-degreed African American and Hispanic scientists comprise only 13% in the science and engineering workforce and 6% combined for ethnic minority doctorate holders in 2005.