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Jan 31, 2018


 

March 

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) National Convention

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | March 21-25, 2018

Save the Date for NSBE44. The National Society of Black Engineers 44th Annual Convention (#NSBE44) will take place March 21-March 25, 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA. The convention demonstrates NSBE’s commitment to lead the United States in graduating 10,000 Black engineers annually by 2025.

The Annual Convention showcases Black students and professionals who have a passion for STEM, who are high achievers in these fields and who are channeling their dedication to advance their communities and society at large. #NSBE44 will attract more than 10,000 aspiring and practicing engineers, educators, representatives of more than 200 academic institutions, government agencies, corporations and nonprofit organizations.

The convention will feature high-profile speakers, panel discussions, dynamic workshops, networking sessions, community engagement events, technical and scientific competitions, hands-on engineering and science activities and the premier career fair geared toward African Americans in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Click here to learn more about the 2018 NSBE National Convention.

 

April 

National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) 

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA | APRIL 4-7, 2018

The National Conference on Undergraduate Research 2018 embraces the vital relationship between a university and its community in the conference theme, Connection to Place, recognizing the increasing need for direct relevance of an educational experience to the communities that await the college graduate in 2018 and beyond. 

The Council on Undergraduate Research is strongly committed to the wide expression of all forms and topics of undergraduate research, by all members of the undergraduate research community, and views with great concern any actions or policies that affect that commitment to inclusivity. 

Have you conducted undergraduate research and want to present your findings? Abstracts for posters and/or oral presentations are due on Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Click here to learn more about NCUR 2018.

 

Northern California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education

university of the pacific, stockton | april 21, 2018

Each California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education will bring together approximately 1,000 pre-selected, high-achieving undergraduate and master's students. The students will explore graduate opportunities and resources by participating in numerous workshops conducted throughout the day. Universities and individual graduate programs offering academic master's and/or Ph.D. degrees are welcome to participate in recruitment fairs that will take place concurrently with the other planned activities. Note that these events are for all disciplines except programs in medicine, dentistry, optometry, chiropractic, pharmacy, veterinary science, and law, all of which have their own recruiting networks. 

Learn more about the California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education here.

View a flyer for the event here. 

 

October

SACNAS: The National Diversity in STEM Conference

San Antonio, Texas | October 11-13, 2018

2018 SACNAS is the largest broadly multidisciplinary and multicultural conference in the country. Through our Keynote Speakers, multidisciplinary sessions, exhibit hall, 1,000+ student research presentations, and cultural events, the SACNAS conference consistently provides a unique intersection of cutting-edge science, community, and opportunity.

Students, present your research: Through either a poster or oral presentation, SACNAS provides a unique opportunity for students to advance their science with valuable feedback and one-on-one mentoring. Spring applications open March 13, 2018.

Apply for travel scholarships: Through our scholarships, SACNAS is proud to support undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdocs interested in joining us at 2018 SACNAS in San Antonio, Texas. Apply this Spring to join our community at the largest diversity in STEM conference in the country. Spring applications open March 13.

Learn more about SACNAS 2018 here.

 

Southern California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education

University of San Diego | October 27, 2018

Each California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education will bring together approximately 1,000 pre-selected, high-achieving undergraduate and master's students. The students will explore graduate opportunities and resources by participating in numerous workshops conducted throughout the day. Universities and individual graduate programs offering academic master's and/or Ph.D. degrees are welcome to participate in recruitment fairs that will take place concurrently with the other planned activities. Note that these events are for all disciplines except programs in medicine, dentistry, optometry, chiropractic, pharmacy, veterinary science, and law, all of which have their own recruiting networks. 

Learn more about the California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education here.

View a flyer about the event here. 

 

November

SHPE 2018 Better Together National Convention

Cleveland, Ohio | November 7-11, 2018

Learn more about SHPE 2018 here.

 

ABRCMS: Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students

Indianapolis, Indiana | November 14-17, 2018

When you attend the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), you join one of the largest communities of underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Students attend this conference to present their research, explore graduate schools, and network. Research faculty and program directors play an essential role in mentoring students and developing strategies for facilitating student success. 

During the four-day conference, over 2,000 students from over 350 colleges and universities participate in poster and oral presentations in twelve STEM disciplines. All undergraduate student presentations are judged and those receiving the highest scores in each scientific discipline will be given an award during the closing banquet. 

Learn more about 2018 ABRCMS here.

 

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2017-18 Events

Oct 30, 2017


Coffee & Connections 

Undergraduate Research Networking Event

Friday, january 26, 2018 | 1:10-3:00Pm | 38-121

Join faculty, staff, & students in connecting aspiring undergraduate research to potential research mentors. Coffee & snacks will be provided. 

This event has passed, however, here are some resources from the event:

 

Fall 2017 LSAMP Events

View flyer below for a complete list of Fall 2017 events

 

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Coffee & Connections

Oct 1, 2017


Networking With Faculty Researchers

Friday, October 30 from 1:00-3:00 pm in 180-537

Enjoy warm drinks & baked goods while you mix & mingle with potential research mentors across campus. This interactive event is a great opportunity to find out how you can get involved in on and off-campus undergraduate research during your time at Cal Poly! Bring your questions, and your friends!

Check out our flyer for more info!

Would you like to participate in a similar event during Winter 2018? Help us select dates & times based on your availability by filling out this short survey

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CSU-LSAMP PROUD 2016

CSU-LSAMP PROUD 2016 (October 3, 2016)

Oct 5, 2016



The annual statewide publication for the California State University Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (CSU-LSAMP) program is now live! 

This publication includes a feature of Cal Poly's outstanding LSAMP students and highlights their achievements as PROUD (Program Recognizing Outstanding Undergraduate Distinction) Scholars.

Congratulations to our 2016 CSU-LSAMP PROUD Scholars for all their achievements!

See our scholars featured here: CSU-LSAMP PROUD 2016 Publication (PDF)

Check out our previous Cal Poly LSAMP PROUD Scholars here!

Undocumented Student Working Group Trainings

Apr 18, 2016


As of Fall 2016, we are excited to announce that the Undocumented Student Working Group has a new website! Check it out and sign up for 2016-17 trainings at undocu.calpoly.edu!

The working group offers a three-part training series focused on supporting undocumented students. 

  1. The Foundational Knowledge Training (Training 1) provides participants with knowledge on how to best support undocumented students in accordance with CA and federal law. This training is one hour and is often offered during the lunch hour!
  2. The second installment will focus on Taking the Next Steps (Training 2) in supporting undocumented students within your respective office/department/program. This training is two hours.
  3. The third installment is focused on Becoming an Ally (Training 3) to this population of students and thinking about institutional change. This training is also two hours.

Contact undocu@calpoly.edu with further questions!

LSAMP Welcome Back Lunch & Photo

Sep 8, 2015


LSAMP will be having a welcome back lunch on Baker Lawn during the first week of classes! Come stop by for some free Woodstocks pizza, mingling with other LSAMP students, and to be a part of the 2015-16 LSAMP photo! 

When: Thursday, September 24th from 11:00-12:00
*Photo will be taken at 11:10

Where: The Baker Center Lawn 

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Undergraduate Research Survey

Apr 14, 2015


LSAMP Students and Allies, please take the time to fill out this survey about undergraduate research experiences. We are trying to learn more about the landscape of undergraduate research at Cal Poly. The following survey is intended for ALL faculty, advising staff, and students – we would like to hear from those who have and have not participated in some aspect of undergraduate research.

This survey will take no more than 25 minutes! There is also an option to participate in an open-ended video interview. In the survey, you can select this format and include times and dates that work for you. Or e-mail: nkansky@calpoly.edu

Link below:

http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1986652/Undergraduate-Research-Survey

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2015 Year-End Celebration!

Apr 10, 2015


LSAMP will be hosting our Second Annual Year-End Celebration Dinner on:

Wednesday, May 20th from 6 to 8 pm at Pappy McGregor's!

The dinner is free for LSAMP Students, just pick up your tickets by 4:30 pm on Wednesday, May 13th! Guest tickets are $10.00 each, and are limited to 1 guest per LSAMP student. 

We will be honoring our LSAMP grads, PROUD scholars, and LSAMP achievements at this dinner.


Also, please make sure that you complete the LSAMP Year-End Survey by May 17th! This survey can be found here

 

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LSAMP STEM Students for Social Change

Apr 10, 2015


On Thursday, April 16 the LSAMP Program will be hosting a two-part STEM Students for Social Change workshop in Building 53, Room 206 from 5-7 pm.

The first half of the event (5:10-6:00 pm) will feature the 2015 Change the Status Quo Presentation, Major Bias: Strategies for Cultural Change at Cal Poly, which references data collected by Cal Poly students during Fall 2014 that suggests significant levels of bias both within majors and between them. This workshop will use small group exercises to strategize ways to combat bias at multiple levels: interpersonally, departmentally and institutionally.

Part two (6:10-7:00 pm) will continue with a discussion about group project experiences on campus with the goal of collecting data to influence better classroom group formation. Free Woodstock's pizza will be provided!

See you there!

LSAMP Meal Vouchers Available!

Mar 3, 2015


Cal Poly Hunger Program

Meal vouchers good for “all you can eat” lunch or dinner at 19 Metro Station have been made possible through a generous donation to our university. If you or someone you know is in need of extra assistance with the cost of meals, please come by the LSAMP office as we still have some left!

For more information, visit: 

https://deanofstudents.calpoly.edu/hunger-program

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Cal Poly LSAMP is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. HRD-0802628 and the CSU Chancellor's Office, and coordinated by the Center for Engineering, Science, and Mathematics Education (CESAME) at Cal Poly, SLO. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.