Blending STEM and Society
The ouis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation will hold its 2017-18 Annual Conference on February 2-3, 2018 in Iowa City, Iowa.
The IINSPIRE Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation will hold its 2017-18 Annual Conference on February 2-3, 2018 at Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Coralville, Iowa.
The IINSPIRE Annual Conference features invited speakers and concurrent programs of interest to both students and professionals. Students, faculty, staff, and other professionals are encouraged to attend.
The conference will begin at 12:00PM on Friday, February 2nd and wrap up at 3:00PM on Saturday, February 3rd. An overview of the conference schedule is available here. The full program schedule is posted in the conference program book, see link below.
Who Should Attend?
Undergraduate Students: Students will learn from and network with invited speakers and role models. They will learn about exciting research opportunities and internships, obtain valuable career and professional development advice, and meet other students in the alliance. A variety of professional development seminars will be offered, such as resume writing, graduate school preparation, and more. A poster session and awards ceremony will be held to recognize students for their research accomplishments.
Faculty, Staff, and Other Professionals: Attendees will have various opportunities to network with others including students.
Researchers and Industry/Government Professionals: Practicing professionals and researchers are invited to share information at the Student Opportunities Fair.
ATTENTION: We have filled our hotel room block. If you need hotel accommodations, please contact:
Dani Mitchell, Alliance Program Manager, at email@example.com or (515) 294-6151.
Student Oral Presentations and Research Poster Session
Undergraduate and community college students who have conducted research or creative projects in STEM during the past year are invited to present their work as an oral presentation or poster presentation. Cash prizes will be awarded to the students with the top three oral presentation and the top three posters in two categories, research and experiential.
Research/Internship Opportunities Fair
Research programs, companies, graduate schools, and admission departments are invited to share information about their college/department, organization, research experiences, internships or employment opportunities of interest to IINSPIRE LSAMP undergraduate students. Each exhibitor will have a 6′ table to display materials or signage.
If you are interested in setting up a table/exhibit for your program, please click here to learn more and to secure a table at the fair.
Do you know a faculty or staff member, graduate student, or undergraduate student that deserves recognition for their contributions to IINSPIRE and/or mentoring?
IINSPIRE is seeking nominations for awards in the following categories:
- Stokes Award for Outstanding Service to the IINSPIRE Alliance
- Outstanding IINSPIRE LSAMP Alumni
- Outstanding Mentor – Faculty/Staff
- Outstanding Mentor – Student
Click here for more information and to submit your nomination(s).
Volunteers & Judges
We are seeking volunteers to help with the event in a variety of capacities. We also are looking for faculty, staff, or graduate students interested in judging the student poster and oral presentations. If you are interested, please submit your contact information here.