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LSAMP North Star STEM Kickoff
Thursday, September 28, 2017
McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Join students and faculty in the North Star STEM Alliance at our annual Kick-Off. This social event will highlight Alliance opportunities and the importance of a diverse science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce.
Keynote by Dandrielle Lewis, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire.
Meet at STEM Office at 5:45 to carpool.
6-7pm Networking, Refreshments, Resource Fair and Research Poster Session
7-7:45pm Kick Off Program
About North Star STEM (see http://www.northstarstem.org):
The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is an initiative funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF grant #1201983) which is intended to double the number of African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Alaska Native and Pacific Islander students receiving baccalaureate degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in a five-year period.
In Minnesota, the LSAMP program is called the North Star STEM Alliance, which is a partnership of fourteen higher education institutions and three community partners – the Science Museum of Minnesota, Minnesota High Tech Association, and the Minnesota Minority Education Partnership. The academic institutions represent the breadth of higher education institutions in Minnesota, and include both public and private colleges and universities, as well as technical colleges, and two tribal colleges.