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STEM for All Showcase

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Browse 171 videos of the latest federally funded projects to transform #STEM! 

WEEKLY, STARTING MAY 28

Student Summer Speaker Seriespicture of a computer screen with the text "Summer Speaker Series"

The student summer speaker series will host live, interactive events where participants can ask their questions and share their thoughts and ideas. Topics will cover everything from life management skills, to preparing for graduate school, to exploring different careers and pathways in STEM.

SCHEDULE
  • May 28 @ 6:30p ET - De-Stress & Motivate! REGISTER
  • June 3 @  6:30p ET - Time Management REGISTER
UPCOMING TOPICS
  • STEM Careers and Pathways
  • PhD? Why not me!
  • Graduate School - applying and funding
  • Research Publications: From abstract to presentation 
  • Internships
SPEAKER SERIES WEBPAGE
Visit the webpage often to see the latest scheduled LIVE sessions and topics and to access the recorded sessions. https://lsmrce.org/students/speaker-series.aspx

GRADUATE FUNDING

Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program

The SCGSR program provides supplemental funds for graduate awardees to conduct part of their thesis research at a host DOE laboratory/facility in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist within a defined award period. The award period for the proposed research project at DOE laboratories/facilities may range from 3 to 12 consecutive months.

The deadline for the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program’s online application for 2020 Solicitation 1 is now extended for 2 weeks. Application are due 5:00 pm Eastern Time on Wednesday, May 20, 2020Read more...

TUESDAYS at 3p ET

Summer Grantsmanship Webinar Series

The NSF HSI STEM Hub is hosting FREE grantsmanship webinars each Tuesday at 3p ET starting on May 12. See the full schedule of topics by date on the website: https://hsistemhub.org/webinars/

ATTENTION ALL LSAMPS!

LSAMP Special Issue Call for Papers
Advances in Diversity and Inclusion through the NSF Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation

The Leadership of LSMRCE and Dr. Alec Gates from the Garden State LSAMP are seeking Letters of Intent (LOI) for contributions to a unique LSAMP Special Issue publication on the theme, Advances in Diversity and Inclusion through the NSF Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation.

This is an opportunity for the LSAMP community to accelerate research publications produced by the LSAMP alliances. We look forward to this unique opportunity to collectively spotlight the scholarly contributions by the LSAMP Alliances in broadening participation through STEM research.

Dear Alliance Letter   |   Call for Papers and LOI instructions

ANNOUNCEMENT

NOMINATION WINDOW OPEN! The Tony Quinn Inclusive Excellence Award

2019 Tony Quinn Awardee, Dr. Leslie Berhan poses with the LSMRCE leadership teamThe Tony Quinn Inclusive Excellence award is given annually to an individual who embodies Dr. Quinn’s commitment to mentoring students and his passion for increasing the participation of URM students in STEM. Awardees are nominated by peers and mentees. The selected nominee is recognized at the annual conference. Nominations due August 1,2020!

Pictured: 2019 Tony Quinn Award Recipient, Dr. Leslie Berhan poses with LSMRCE leadership.

Visit the webpage for more details about the award and the nomination process: https://lsmrce.org/faculty/tony-quinn-award.aspx
Learn about Dr. Anthony Quinn and the Tony Quinn Inclusive Excellence Award

EMPLOYMENT

UD Mercy ReBUILD Detroit Program Director of Student Success and Graduate Opportunities

The Director of Student Success and Graduate Opportunities will assist students in the ReBUILDetroit program to successfully navigate their undergraduate career and be competitive applicants to graduate research programs and post-graduate research opportunities. The Director of Student Success and Graduate Opportunities leads with the ReBUILDetroit Student Success team and works alongside faculty and staff to provide support, resources, intrusive mentoring, programming and events that support students’ career and academic development. Read More...

EMPLOYMENT

UD Mercy ReBUILD Detroit Program Seeking Budget and Project Manager

The Budget and Program Manager will manage administrative activities and budget for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded ReBUILDetroit program. ReBUILDetroit (Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity) seeks to enhance the diversity of NIH-funded research scientist workforce (see ReBUILDetroit.org). University of Detroit Mercy is the lead institution in a consortium with research partner Wayne State University and pipeline partner Henry Ford College. Read More...

LSAMP KNOWLEDGEBASE

DID YOU KNOW: LSAMP Alliances can get ETS GRE Fee Reduction Vouchers?

LSAMP Directors can request up to 5 ETS GRE fee reduction vouchers to disburse to their scholars? Simply complete the ETS Voucher Request Form and email to the address indicated on the form. 

Here's the catch: Each institution is limited to a total of 10 fee reduction vouchers for general tests, 10 fee reduction vouchers for subject tests, 10 fee reduction vouchers for the prep classes, and 10 fee reduction vouchers for re-takes of the test. 
 
There are multiple programs that qualify for fee reduction vouchers including the Ronald E. McNair program and the TRIO SSS program. So, if those programs have already submitted requests and received the institution's limit on vouchers, the request will be denied. This means it would be a good idea to coordinate with those programs, if it makes sense, and not request more vouchers than are needed. 

Credit: Thank you to Fara Williams of KY-WV LSAMP, Anique Ruiz of WIsc-AMP, and Gail Coover of WIsc-AMP for your contribution to our LSAMP knowledgebase!

CALL FOR TABLE EXHIBITORS - Sept 10, 2020

4th Annual Wzhitawen College and Career Fair

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation is seeking table exhibitors for the our 4th annual Wzhitawen College and Career Fair at the FireLake Arena on Thursday, September 10 from 9:00 am -noon. Once again we will be listed on gotocollegefairs.com. While the event is open to any student, there will be a focus on Native American students with some culturally relevant activities planned. Last year, the event drew more than 50 institutions and 700 students. 

If you plan to attend, please email Matt Higdon  at matt.higdon@potawatomi.org. Your reply will be considered your registration. Feel free to contact us via email at college@potawatomi.org or phone at 405-695-6028 if you have any questions concerning this event.

ANNOUNCEMENT

CORRECTION: LSMRCE Receives Supplemental Funding for Eaton Experience Events

CORRECTED LINK FROM PREVIOUS EDITION:  Read More  |  Download Press Release

RECORDED WEBINARS

In case you missed the live recording, here are links to the latest webinars:
  • "Application Packages for Internships and Graduate School" - presented by Dr. Ana-Rita Mayol, UPenn Recorded Webinar
  • "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: http://lsmce.org/library
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