Workshop to focus on broadening student participation in STEM fields

March 28, 2011

The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) will host its Mentoring and Diversity Workshop and Dinner for Past, Current, and Future LSAMP Mentors on Tuesday (March 29).

The workshop, which is open to any faculty member in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) field, will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. in The Gathering Place at Meredith Residence Hall.

The purpose of the workshop is:

* To raise awareness about mentoring and diversity issues and their potential impact on mentoring relationship.
* To explore the implications of being underrepresented in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) field.
* To share effective strategies that develop successful mentoring relationships.

Dale Whittaker, vice provost for undergraduate academic affairs, will speak to participants about their role in broadening the participation of students in STEM. There also will be a faculty and mentor panel with guided questions facilitated by the Diversity Resource Office. 

LSAMP is designed to broaden the participation of learning and success of undergraduate students, especially underrepresented students in the STEM fields.

For more information, contact Porsche Williams, LSAMP secretary, at 49-67967, or visit the LSAMP website at