Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

2011 LSAMP Annual Research and Enrichment Conference

The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Indiana, in collaboration with the Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, hosted its Annual Research and Enrichment Conference on November 12th at the Discovery Learning Research Center (See attached overview of the days activities). This years conference theme was Promoting Success in STEM, and students from Alliance institutions had opportunities to present their research projects and to participate in various professional development workshops. There were 172 attendees, including 147 undergraduate students, 10 graduate students, and 15 faculty and staff. Fifty-eight students presented research posters, and 14 students presented oral presentations. Dr. Carlotta Berry, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rose- Hulman Institute of Technology, served as our luncheon keynote speaker and presented to the audience Wouldnt Take Nothing For My Journey Now: The Three Ds of Me. Under the direction of Purdue Campus Coordinator, Dr. Ignacio Camarillo, students across the Alliance campuses provided overviews of their research via oral and poster presentations. Winners of the oral presentations were David Rankine (Purdue University West Lafayette), Alyssa Gutierrez (IUPUI), and Orlando Acevedo (Ball State University). Winners of the poster presentations were Ariel Garcia (Purdue University), Crystal Long (Ball State University), and Iman Allawzi (Purdue University). First place winners received $500.00, second place winners received $300.00, and third place winners received $100.00. Eighteen graduating seniors across the alliance were also recognized at the conference.

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