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Peach State LSAMP - STEM Innovators Conference 2016

The STEM Innovators Conference 2016 will be on October 6-8, 2016. The conference will hold sessions for both professional development and enhancement featuring concurrent oral and poster presentations from undergraduate student research. The exhibitor fair will include numerous graduate schools, government agencies, corporations and businesses that will be on-site to recruit students and expose them to opportunities in their respective programs. 

Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students

Now in its sixteenth year, ABRCMS is one of the largest, professional conferences for underrepresented minority students, military veterans, and persons with disabilities to pursue advanced training in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Important Dates:
August 26, 2016: Student Travel Award Application Deadline
September 9, 2016: Abstract Submission Deadline
October 3, 2016: Exhibit Booth Cancellation Deadline
October 10, 2016: Housing Reservation Deadline 
October 12, 2016: Discount Conference Registration Deadline
November 9-12, 2016: ABRCMS in Tampa, FL

 EurekAlert! - An Online, Global News Service Operated by AAAS, The Science Society

EurekAlert! is an online, global news service operated by AAAS, the science society. EurekAlert! provides a central place through which universities, medical centers, journals, government agencies, corporations and other organizations engaged in research can bring their news to the media. EurekAlert! also offers its news and resources to the public. EurekAlert! features news and resources focused on all areas of science, medicine and technology.

To find out more information visit: www.eurekalert.org

FGLSAMP Celebrating Black History Month with our research fellows

Students in NSF's Graduate Research Fellowship Program tell their stories


February 9, 2016

Every February, Black History Month provides the scientific community an opportunity to commemorate the countless contributions made by generations of African American scientists and engineers -- and to celebrate the work of black researchers making the discovers today that will help shape our future.
Since 1952, the National Science Foundations Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowships Program (NSF GRFP) has recognized and supported outstanding early career graduate students. This month, we're sharing stories. More than 50 fellows provided NSF with photos of their work in the lab and in the field. They provided insight into what they're researching, why they chose a science career and why they're proud of their work.

We'll be talking about these accomplished researchers through social media. Check out our Twitter and Facebook feeds for updates, and see all the fellows' stories collected in a series of posts to the NSF Tumblr

Links to the Tumblr posts will go live when they're published. They will include:

Feb 3 -- Celebrating Black History Month with our graduate fellows
Feb 9 -- Black History Month: What our graduate fellows are researchers
Feb 11 -- Fieldwork, from plant fossils to robitics
Feb 16 -- Black History Month: Why a career in science?
Feb 19 -- Parents, mentors inspire passion for science
Feb 23 -- Black History Month: what makes you proudest?
Feb 26 -- Scientific careers provide personal, professional rewards

Photo: Tova N. Williams researches "green chemistry," specifically, environmentally benign hair colorants. Credit and Larger Version


Student Perspectives:

FGLSAMP Scholar Heading to University of Colorado-Boulder

By Jorge Osio-Norgaard, FGLSAMP Scholar - University of Florida

I enrolled at the University of Florida for the fall of 2011, and I have had 5 wonderful  years of learning and growing. From my first time volunteering as a research assistant to joining the FGLSAMP has made me grow as an individual and a researcher. As someone interested in developing lunar infrastructure materials. FGLSAMP allow me the opportunity to meet Nicole Stott, an astronaut with NASA who strongly encouraged me to pursue my dreams. While attending University of Florida and participating in FGLSAMP. I have met many students from minority backgrounds who have also been given tremendous research opportunities by this program. As with me, the FGLSAMP experience allows each of us to fully engage in our academic pursuits. 
I plan to pursue graduate studies and obtain my doctorate in civil engineering at the University of Colorado-Boulder, to be able to develop new and sustainable infrastructure materials. I hope to remain involved with the LSAMP at any school I may attend so that I may help other young minorities develop into talented researchers.


Summer 2016 REU Opportunities

Internships and Research Opportunities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) | ORAU


Alternative Summer Research Opportunities


The Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) is a gateway to graduate education at CIC universities. The goal of the program is to increase the number of underrepresented students who pursue graduate study and research careers. SROP helps prepare undergraduates for graduate study through intensive research experiences with faculty mentors and enrichment activities. Learn More


Project Imhotep is an eleven-week summer internship designed to increase the knowledge and skills of student trainees in bio-statistics, epidemiology, and occupational safety and health. The program begins with two weeks of intense educational training. During the following eight weeks, interns conduct public health research with experts at community based organizations, state, and federal public health agencies. Project Imhotep Application

Emerging Research Opportunities at Florida International University

  • Sensors and Sensing: From Molecules to Applications: Florida International University's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry exposes undergraduate students to interdisciplinary research in the fields of sensing, monitoring and detection through its Research Experience for Undergraduates program. Students enrolled in this 10-week National Science Foundation sponsored program will work with faculty and graduate students on cutting-edge research projects in the interdisciplinary field of sensing. Learn More About This Research Opportunity
  • Security of Smart Things | Research Experience for Undergraduates Learn More

Emerging Research Opportunities at The University of Florida


Pathways to Science: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics

Pathways to Science is a project of the Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP). Pathways to Science supports pathways to the STEM fields: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. We place particular emphasis on connecting underrepresented groups with STEM programs, funding, mentoring and resources. 
Please Click Here for More Information: Pathways to Science

Emerging Researchers National Conference - ERN

The Emerging Researchers National Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Education and Human Resources (EHR) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Human Resource Development (HRD), within the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR).

The conference is aimed at college and university undergraduate and graduate students who participate in programs funded by the NSF HRD Unit, including underrepresented minorities and persons with disabilities. Fore more information, please follow this link http://www.emerging-researchers.org 


Andrea Rocha featured in Top 50 Women "Latinas in Information Technology of Hispanic Engineer and IT" magazine

Andrea graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) and majored in Engineering Science within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2011. You can read more about Andrea here. Read More




Upcoming Conference:

The annual Berkeley Edge Conference brings *underrepresented students who are competitively eligible for our Ph.D. programs to the Berkeley campus. The conference introduces prospective students to faculty in the science, mathematics, and engineering departments. It offers students the opportunity to tour campus research facilities and national laboratories. It provides pragmatic advice about Berkeley's graduate program application process and the process for winning fellowships. The 2015 conference will be held November 5 - 8, 2015 at the University of California, Berkeley. For further information, please contact us at [email protected] or visit http://bsn.berkeley.edu/bec2013


Upcoming Conference:

Peach State LSAMP - 2015 Fall Symposium & Research Conference
This year's theme is A Decade of Excellence in STEM: Promoting a Culture of Research & Professionalism. 

Sessions will be available for both professional development and enhancement featuring concurrent oral and poster presentations from undergraduate student research. The exhibitor fair will include numerous graduate schools, government agencies, corporations and businesses that will be on-site to recruit students and expose them to opportunities in their respective programs.
To find out more, click here.


Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students



The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) is one of the largest, professional conferences for underrepresented minority students, military veterans, and persons with disabilities to pursue advanced training in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The conference is designed to encourage underrepresented minority students to pursue advanced training in STEM and provide faculty mentors and advisors with resources for facilitating students' success.

ABRCMS 2015 will be held in Seattle, Washington at the Washington State Convention Center November 11-14. Additional information about the conference can be found here.

FGLSAMP Scholar Ciera Bryan Receives Harvard REU


Ciera Bryan:

FGLSAMP scholar Ciera Bryan, a sophomore majoring in Chemical Engineering at the University of South Florida (USF), has been selected to participate in the Harvard School of Engineering & Applied Sciences Program Research Experiences for Undergraduates Summer Program.  She will work on designing micro-actuators for elucidating cell responses in the lab of Professor David Mooney.  

For the past year at USF, Ciera has conducted research in the research group of Dr. Nathan Gallant with FGLSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate fellow Olukemi "Kemi" Akintewe.   Her research involves fabricating polymer stamps in an effort to align specialized cells for tissue engineering applications.  This year, Ciera received a travel award for a poster presentation during the 2014 NSF funded Emerging Researchers National Conference (ERN) in STEM in Washington, DC.   She has also presented at the 2015 Undergraduate Research & Arts Colloquium and the 2014 College of Engineering Research Day both at USF.  Previously, Ciera worked on pancreatic cancer research in the lab of Dr. Tomar Ghansah at the USF Morsani College of Medicine.




Dr. Ralph Turner, Director
Provides leadership and governance for the successful implementation of the program model at partner institutions

J. Byron Greene, Assoc. Director
Provides administrative management; strategic planning and effective program operations of the alliance

Edna Cofield, Program Manager
Manages program compliance for the alliance and FGLSAMP program implementation at FAMU


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