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Upcoming Conferences

Jan 26, 2017



Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in STEM (SACNAS) National Diversity in STEM Conference 

Salt Lake City, Utah | October 19-21, 2017

The SACNAS National Conference motivates, inspires and engages participants to achieve their highest goals in pursuing education and careers in STEM fields. Conference programming is specifically tailored to support undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and career professionals at each transition stage of their career as they move towards positions of science leadership.

Learn more about the SACNAS 2017 Conference here.


Louis Stokes Midwest Center of Excellence (LSMCE) Conference 

October 2017

The Louis Stokes Midwest Center of Excellence (LSMCE) was created in 2012 to communicate best practices, tools, and information garnered from the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) consortium to a broader audience. LSMCE serves as a national hub of information for scholars to access data, models, and funding opportunities in broadening participation of underrepresented minority (URM) students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Additionally, the Center will begin assisting 28 Midwestern non-LSAMP schools with developing strategies to improve their URM students’ performance, persistence and success in STEM degree programs and provide opportunities for their faculty and students to participate in STEM activities including workshops/conferences, webinars and research internships.

Learn more about the LSMCE 2017 Conference here.


California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education

California state university channel islands | november 4, 2017

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. 

Click here to view a flyer for this event. 

Learn more about the 2017 California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education here.

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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!

Fall 2017

Fall 2017 Events

Aug 22, 2016


Friday, October 27 | 1:00-3:00pm | 180-537

Do you want to get involved in undergraduate research? LSAMP's Coffee & Connections provide a space where undergraduates can engage in conversations around undergraduate research with graduate students, faculty, & staff, and connect with a potential research mentor!

Click here to view the flyer for this event!

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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!

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 with further questions!

Coffee Cake and Conversations

Jan 13, 2016

Networking With Faculty Researchers

Friday, January 22nd from 2:00-4:00 pm in Bonderson (Bldg. 197), Room 104

Enjoy warm drinks & baked goods while you mix & mingle with faculty researchers across campus. This interactive event is a great opportunity to find out how you can get involved in on-campus undergraduate research for Summer 2016 or next academic year! Bring your questions, and your friends!

Check out our flyer for more info!

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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:

Link below:

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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:

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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.