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Hosted in Collaboration with LSMCE and Eaton Corporation 

Friday, November 2, 2018   |   Eaton Innovation Center   |  Southfield, MI

Eaton STEM Day and Poster Session

We are pleased to announce that LSMCE has partnered with Eaton Corporation, a leader in power management technologies, to host a technology open house and poster session on Friday, November 2, 2018, at the Eaton Innovation Center in Southfield, Michigan.

RSVP! This is a FREE event and open to all STEM majors and faculty/staff mentors in the community but you must register by Monday, October 2, 2018. REGISTER TODAY!

PRESENT! Undergraduate and graduate STEM students are encouraged to submit a proposal for the competitive poster session. Submit your proposal when you RSVP

Visit the Website for registration, agenda and travel information.

Friday, October 19, 2018   |   Indianapolis, IN

Indiana STEM LSAMP Conference

Register today!
Abstract submission deadline is September 14, 2018!

Save the Date: March 1-2, 2019   |   Marshall University

Save the Date: KY-WV LSAMP Annual Research Symposium

Save the Date for the KY-WV LSAMP Annual Research Symposium to be held March 1-2, 2019, at Marshall University. Download Flyer

Friday, March 1, is for LSAMP participants and staff only. Saturday is open to the general public. Students must be LSAMP or invited scholars in order to present their research, but everyone is invited to attend. Program books from previous symposia (for reference on past schedules and abstracts) can be found on the program website.

Questions? Contact Fara Williams at or call 1-859-218-6326


Dominican University Wins NSF Award

Congratulations to Dr. Chris Anderson and his team at Dominican University (DU) for receiving an NSF award for the project titled, "Building Capacity: The Dominican University STEM Success Model to Support Students through Critical Transitions."  The goal of the project is to support Dominican University STEM-interested students through an early Critical Transition period - from introductory STEM classes in Math, Biology, and Chemistry to advanced coursework in a STEM major. The project aims are to promote student retention, graduation and long-term success in STEM fields.

In his own words, Dr. Anderson explains the specific project activities and the potential impact, "This project will 1. provide a residential summer STEM bridge experience for students in the summer before their first year, and 2. transform our gateway STEM classes with embedded tutoring support, faculty development, and a case management approach to connect students to university and community resources related to financial, social, or emotional challenges. I am really excited that so many DU faculty from Biological Science, Physical Science, Mathematics, and Psychology are participating on this project in partnership with DU's Division of Student Success and Engagement."

NSF Award:


DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Open for Application!

The Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for 2018 Solicitation 2 (starting August 23, 2018).  Applications are due 5:00 pm Eastern Time on Thursday, November 15, 2018.
Program details can be found at, and the SCGSR online application at
Email Announcement   |   SCGSR 2018 Solicitation Program Overview

Questions? Contact Dr. Ping Ge at or 202-287-6490.

September 21-22, 2018   |   Binghamton University

Research Symposium & Graduate School Application Retreat

Binghamton University's 2018 Research Symposium & Graduate School Application Retreat call for presentations is open. On September 21- 22 students from around the country will have the opportunity hear from career expert Don Asher, present their research to faculty and peers, hone their presentation skills, and build their resumes. 
Registration is FREE and there is LIMITED space available, so please register today!
For more information contact:  
Monica Majors
Director of Diversity Programs and Initiatives or
(607) 777-4219


Enter the NSF 2026 Idea Machine Competition!

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces the launch of the NSF 2026 Idea Machine, a prize competition to help set the U.S. agenda for fundamental research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and STEM education. Participants can earn cash prizes and receive public recognition by suggesting the pressing research questions that need to be answered in the coming decade, the next set of “Big Ideas” for future investment by NSF. It's an opportunity for researchers, the public and other interested stakeholders to contribute to NSF's mission to support basic research and enable new discoveries that drive the U.S. economy, enhance national security and advance knowledge to sustain the country's global leadership in science and engineering.
Entries will be accepted through October 26, 2018. For more information, including entry instructions, eligibility, rules, and judging criteria, please visit the NSF 2026 Idea Machine website.


OPEN CALL- NASA MUREP Innovation & Tech Transfer Idea Competition

NASA’s MUREP  is looking for Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) across the nation to participate in MUREP Innovation and Tech Transfer Idea Competition (MITTIC).  MITTIC gives students an opportunity to learn about NASA’s Technology Transfer (TT) program and come up with an idea to spinoff NASA Intellectual Property (IP).  Don’t miss this chance to work with a NASA researcher.  Please create a team and participate in this authentic learning experience. Concept papers are due October 30, 2018, at midnight CT.
Apply now for MITTIC. Go to for more information and to see if your institution qualifies.

Download Email Solicitation   |   Download Flyer


Triton College Seeking Director of Grants and Pre-Award Operations

Download Job Description


Argonne National Lab Seeks UG Students for Co-Op Ed Position

Email Solicitation   |   Argonne Co-op Program Webpage


NSF LSAMP Solicitation 17-579 Webinar Slides

Slides from Webinar August 2018    |     Solicitation Webpage


NSF Orientation Video: "The Art and Science of Reviewing Proposals"

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is committed to ensuring a fair, competitive, and transparent merit review process. The reviews submitted by external peer reviewers are an important part of the decision-making process and a crucial source of feedback to Principal Investigators. NSF has developed a short reviewer orientation video that provides helpful tips for writing high-quality reviews.  

NSF encourages all reviewers to watch the orientation video, “The Art and Science of Reviewing Proposals,” which can be accessed in FastLane through the Panelist Travel and Reimbursement page and the Proposal Review, Ad Hoc Reviewers page. You can also view the video directly at

There is a link at the end of the video to additional resources, a list of helpful hints, and a short feedback survey. NSF values your feedback and will use the results of the survey to improve future reviewer orientation materials.


In case you missed the live recording, here are links to the latest webinars:
  • "Translating Research to Practice: Exploring Hispanic-serving Community Colleges STEM Pathways" - presented by Dr. Eboni Zamani-Gallaher and the research team from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Recorded Webinar
  • "Social Media Campaigns for Dissemination and Recruitment for LSAMP and Other Diversity Programs" - presented by Dr. Alec Gates, Executive Director and PI, Garden State LSAMP.  Recorded Webinar
  • "Evaluation Best Practices for LSAMP Alliances" - presented by Drs. Frances Carter-Johnson and Sarah-Kay McDonald, National Science Foundation  Recorded Webinar
  • "Broadening Participation Focus: Preparing a Diverse Generation of Community College STEM Educators" - presented by Dr. Ben Flores, Texas System LSAMP Director and PAESMEM (2008).  Recorded Webinar
All recorded webinars can be found on the LSMCE website:

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Contact: Deb Cole
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