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Fall 2017 Events

Oct 30, 2017



Wednesday, November 8 | 11:15-11:45am & 12-12:30pm | 38-221

Kishmar A. Best is coming to Cal Poly to discuss graduate school opportunities available at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute! Discussion will include information regarding graduate study opportunities at RPI, guidance on strategies to put forth a competitive graduate application, and advice related to obtaining funding.  

Application fee waivers will be provided to all attendees!

Click here to view the flyer for this event. 


Fall 2017 LSAMP 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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Upcoming Conferences

Oct 1, 2017



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.



National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) 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.

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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!

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!

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.