1. Deb Cole
  2. https://lsmrce.org/about/leadership-profile/deb-cole-profile.aspx
  3. Academic Specialist, Project Manager
  4. Louis Stokes Midwest Regional Center of Excellence
  5. https://lsmrce.org
  6. IUPUI Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis...
  1. Kim Nguyen
  2. https://lsmrce.org/about/leadership-profile/kim-nguyen-profile.aspx
  3. Director, Statewide and Regional Collaborations
  4. Louis Stokes Midwest Regional Center of Excellence
  5. https://lsmrce.org
  6. IUPUI Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis...
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    Deb Cole

    Lead Presenter
    Academic Specialist, Project Manager
    May 10, 2022 | 09:09 a.m.

    Welcome! We are excited to share a glimpse of the impacts of the NSF Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program over the past 30 years. We invite you to view our video, ask your questions, and join the discussion!

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    Karen Royer

    Graduate Student
    May 10, 2022 | 10:24 a.m.

    Your presentation is quite polished. My experience is that this video promotes the LSAMP program. I understand that LSAMP is an effort to retain underrepresented students in STEM education. I am left feeling curious about what the most effective outreach effort has been. How does the LSAMP program achieve its goals? What work has been done about retention of your graduates in STEM careers post graduation? Is that within the scope of your mission statement? Over all a really nice video and a worthy cause.

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    Deb Cole

    Lead Presenter
    Academic Specialist, Project Manager
    May 10, 2022 | 12:19 p.m.

    Hi Karen, Thank you so much for your questions! The LSAMP program is based upon the LSAMP Model, https://lsmrce.org/lsamp/lsamp_model.aspx ; https://lsmrce.org/documents/lsamp-model/LSAMPMODEL-PPT-V2.pdf. Strategies that help to retain students in the STEM pipeline, through graduation and graduate school, are built in to the framework of the LSAMP model. The model has three components, essentially, two of which come out of the Tinto model of student retention, which has to do with academic and social integration of the students. It provides activities and services that enable the students to become integrated into their academic institution. The other piece is sort of socialization into sciences or professionalization. It's giving them activities that induct them into their profession. And, it's a way to prepare them, for the future, but also to really anchor them in their disciplines The LSAMP model utilizes a number of approaches that focus on helping students achieve academic and social integration and professionalization.

    When you say "most effective" it is a combination of these high impact practices (HIPs) that attribute to student retention in the STEM discipline and in the development of a students' science identity and sense of belonging. In addition, our program serves students from different backgrounds with different life experiences. So many of our alliances tailor their alliance activities to align with the HIPs that are most effective in the development of their specific student population. 

    Within the scope of the LSAMP program mission is the academic development of our STEM professionals. The post-graduation career retention is not something that is tracked within the program, however the newly formed (2019) National Association of LSAMP Alumni (NALA) serves as a platform to further integrate the STEM graduates into a supportive, professional organization built by- and built for- BIPOC STEM professionals. Through NALA, the graduates have the option to stay connected to the program and give back to those who are coming behind them. 

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    Kim Nguyen

    Director, Statewide and Regional Collaborations
    May 10, 2022 | 03:40 p.m.

    Because of LSAMP thousands of URM students across the nation had obtained their degrees in STEM and become leaders and innovators in academic, industry, and government. For example, Dr. Jerome Adams, former US Surgeon General is a beneficiary of LSAMP. It is not the program itself but the STEM faculty and administrators across the country who share the belief in diversity and inclusion and had committed time and effort to talent development. Thank you for your question. We believe the most effective outreach effort is individual mentoring provided by STEM faculty and peers.

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    Anique Ruiz, MA, JD

    WiscAMP STEM-Inspire Program Director
    May 10, 2022 | 11:51 a.m.

    This is a wonderful video about the contributions of the LSAMP program to millions of URM undergraduate, graduate and professionals in STEM across this country. I am very proud to champion the work of LSMRCE and LSAMP in this regard, and as a Program Director herald the work that my own institution, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee STEM-Inspire program--along with the WiscAMP alliance and many other LSAMP programs across the country--have done to promote scholarship, research and service among our students. Kudos to you all for a job well done for over 30 years, and prayers for many more years of support to continue to help our scholars in STEM thrive.

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    Deb Cole

    Lead Presenter
    Academic Specialist, Project Manager
    May 10, 2022 | 12:36 p.m.

    Anique Ruiz represents one of the many dedicated and talented mentors who shepherd these programs to support students of color in STEM. The program's 30th years of success are really a tribute to these individuals who work every day with the students on their campus. Thank you to Anique and all of the other LSAMP program directors, coordinators, and managers! 

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    Kristina Lux

    May 10, 2022 | 12:11 p.m.

    What a wonderful program and aim to include so many professionals across the nation! Have you considered venturing into trade based programs or vocational schools?

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    Deb Cole

    Lead Presenter
    Academic Specialist, Project Manager
    May 10, 2022 | 12:31 p.m.

    Hi Kristina, I am not aware of any consideration from NSF to fund non-degree generating partner institutions for the LSAMP program. The LSAMP program alliances partner with 2- and 4- year higher education. Within the 2-year schools, some alliances do partner with technical colleges and specialized colleges, as well as, some alliances also have activities that engage HS students coming into the pipeline. As far as I know, at this time, all of the LSAMP partner institutions are degree-generating institutions that offer an associate degrees at minimum.

    ATTENTION LSAMP ALLIANCES: If you know of an alliance with partners with vocational schools, please share!

    - Deb 

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    Lisa Ospitale

    Higher Ed Administrator
    May 10, 2022 | 01:39 p.m.

    Congratulations on such a successful LSAMP program. We used to have our own LSAMP at Stony Brook University, but it currently is not active. Continue to do the great work you do and utilize this video as a recruitment tool!

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    Cassy Pressimone Beckowski

    Graduate Student
    May 11, 2022 | 10:05 a.m.

    Congratulations on a successful 30 years! Clearly this program has done important work and continues to be important as inequities persist in STEM education. I'm curious - over the history of the program - particularly in recent years - how has the approach/model evolved to reflect the growing body of research on student success, underrepresented students, inequities in STEM, etc.? Thank you for sharing this video!

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    Stephen Alkins Ph.D.

    Diversity, Equity, Access, Inclusion, and Belonging Officer
    May 11, 2022 | 01:50 p.m.

    Indeed, programs like these continue to be necessary for exposure, integration, identity development, belonging, persistence and thriving in STEM in a holistic manner.  I, also, agree with an earlier comment about how these programs can extend into K-12 spaces or even adult learning programs not specifically under 2-year or 4-year institution designations.  I am also curious, could you please speak to the growth you have particularly seen in the persistence of STEM scholars from 2-year institutions.  I wonder if there if programs like this see a gap between 2-year and 4-year institutions (and is closing it) in supporting those in STEM careers. 

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    Kenne Dibner

    Senior Program Officer
    May 11, 2022 | 11:01 p.m.

    It's always exciting to see these collective impact programs get their due after so many years of hard work! What a lovely testimony to your work. I wonder if you might speak to your goals for the next decade - how are you intending to meet the renewed challenges of a society in the wake of renewed racial reckoning and facing the ongoing threat of COVID-19?

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    Gregory Goins

    Professor and Chair
    May 12, 2022 | 09:37 a.m.

    This video was crafted behind the scenes very well with close attention to detail. I liked seeing clips from students and other people sharing how this program has helped them and showing what good it can do for other people. The background information on the program was also really nice to hear about. I would love to see more in the future!

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    Alan Peterfreund

    Executive Director
    May 14, 2022 | 01:24 p.m.

    Great video.  As part of the Engineering PLUS INCLUDES we are excited to partner with LSMRCE Toleverage the experience and strength of the LSAMP community to address the challenging task of broadening participation in engineering 

  • Icon for: Maria Santisteban

    Maria Santisteban

    Higher Ed Faculty
    May 15, 2022 | 08:21 p.m.

    Thanks for your video. Hard to condense in 3 min the amazing impact of this great program. At UNCP we are one of those 600 participating institutions!