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Upcoming Conferences

Jan 26, 2017



Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM

Washington, D.C. | March 2-4, 2017

The Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Education and Human Resources Programs (EHR) and theNational Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Human Resource Development (HRD), within the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR). The conference is aimed at college and university undergraduate and graduate students who participate in programs funded by the NSF HRD Unit, including underrepresented minorities and persons with disabilities.

Learn more about the ERN Conference in STEM here.


31st Annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research

University of Memphis | April 6-8, 2017

The University of Memphis is proud to host the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) on its campus where they will be showcasing the best in undergraduate research and the creative and performing arts. 

Learn more about the NCUR 2017 Conference here.

American Chemical Society (ACS) Southern California Undergraduate Research Conference in Chemistry and Biochemistry

University of California, Los Angeles | April 29, 2017

The Southern California Undergraduate Research Conference in Chemistry and Biochemistry is an annual event, held in the spring, to afford undergraduates in chemistry the opportunity to present their research results. The presentations can be either oral or a poster presentation. Undergraduates studying at California institutions from as far North as San Luis Obispo and as far South as San Diego are invited to participate through solicitation of their faculty mentors. The deadline for abstracts is Friday, March 31, 2017.

Learn more about the SCUR 2017 Conference here. SCUR 2017 Conference here. 


American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference

Columbus, OHio | June 25-28, 2017

The ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition is committed to fostering the exchange of ideas, enhancing teaching methods and curriculum, and providing prime networking opportunities for engineering and technology education stakeholders such as: deans, faculty members, and industry and government representatives. The conference features more than 400 technical sessions, with peer-reviewed papers spanning all disciplines of engineering education.

Learn more about the ASEE 2017 Conference here.


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.

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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!

BEACoN & LSAMP Welcome Back!

LSAMP & BEACoN Welcome Back!

Oct 5, 2016

Thank you to all of the students who came out to the BEACoN & LSAMP Welcome Back event!

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Fall 2016

Fall 2016 Events

Aug 22, 2016

Check out the various events that will be taking place throughout the quarter! LSAMP events are open to all Cal Poly students. Download the calendar here.

BEACoN/LSAMP Welcome Back

Thursday | September 29th
​11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Baker Lawn

New Transfer Community Building

Friday | September 30th
​11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Bldg. 21 - Room 236

Land That Internship!
​Transfer Career Day**

Saturday | October 8th
​10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Research Experiences:

Student Panel & Info Session

Monday | October 10th
​1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Bldg. 33 - Room 285

Graduate School Week

Monday 10.17.16 - Saturday 10.22.16
See all Career Services events for more information.

Thinking About Graduate School:
Transfer Students

Monday | October 17th
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Bldg. 14 - Room 251

Thinking About Graduate School:
Undocumented Students

Wednesday | October 19th
​5:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Bldg. 34 - Room 228

New Transfer Community Building*

Friday | October 28th
​1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Bldg. 10 - Room 226

Research Experiences:

Coffee & Connections

Friday | October 28th
​2:00 pm - 3:30 pm | Bldg. 10 - Room 226

California Forum for Diversity
In Graduate Education

Saturday | November 5th
All-Day at Loyola Marymount University
(transportation & food provided)

Research Experiences:

BEACoN Workshop For
Students & Faculty

Friday | November 18th
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Research Experiences:

Coffee & Connections

Friday | November 18th
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


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LSAMP & BEACoN Celebration

2016 LSAMP & BEACoN Celebration BBQ!

May 10, 2016

LSAMP will be hosting its 3rd Annual Year-End Celebration with BEACoN this Friday, May 20th!
Join us as we honor our LSAMP student's academic achievements, graduating seniors, and our annual CSU-LSAMP PROUD Scholars.

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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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.