13 students participating in LSAMP undergraduate research program

January 20, 2011

Thirteen Purdue undergraduate students are members of the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Indiana Undergraduate Research Program and will be participating in the spring session.
The students in the spring research cohort are Destani Langford and Alexis Bennett, College of Agriculture; Lawrence Nichols, Gabriela Campos, Javier Esquivel, Jamal Enakhimion, Ryan Shelley and Trevor Brown, College of Engineering; Dynesha Harris, Ariel Garcia, Iman Allawzi and Margaret Ramos-Miller, College of Science; and Daniel Williams, College of Technology

The students are enrolled in the LSAMP Professional Development Seminar course, which features guest instructors leading workshops on how to create an abstract, research PowerPoint presentation and poster, and a graduate student panel. There also will be presentations about conducting a literature review, the importance of a positive mentoring relationship as well as steps to publish research in a peer-reviewed journal.

The LSAMP scholars are working with Purdue faculty and their research team as well as graduate students from the Midwest Crossroads Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate program.

The students will present their research at the Discovery Park Poster Session and Reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 6 in the Discovery Learning Research Center. 

The LSAMP Indiana Undergraduate Research Program emphasizes the development of broad-based regional and national alliances of academic institutions, school districts, state and local governments, and the private sector to increase the diversity and quality of the science, technology, engineering and mathematic work force. The program is made possible with the support of the National Science Foundation.

For more information about LSAMP, visit www.purdue.edu/lsamp or e-mail Porsche Williams at willi211@purdue.edu.