LSAMP North Star STEM Kickoff

submitted by

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
UMN – McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak St. SE, Minneapolis

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 Tesha R. Alston, 3M Senior Quality Engineer, Biopharmaceutical Purification Business Separation and Purification Sciences Division.

6:00-6:30pm Registration

6:00-7:15pm Networking, Refreshments, Resource Fair and Research Poster Session

7:15-7:45pm Kick-Off Program

About North Star STEM (see

The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is an initiative funded by the National Science Foundation 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 seventeen higher education institutions. 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.

Planning to attend? RSVP to and we’ll share details about heading over to the UMN as a group Tuesday evening.

Feel free to come when you can and stay as long as you are able. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Questions? Contact: