Virginia-North Carolina Alliance for Minority Participation

5th Annual Virginia-North Carolina LSAMP Alliance Symposium

Johnson C. Smith University

March 25 to March 26, 2012

Johnson C. Smith University will be hosting the 5th Annual Virginia-North Carolina LSAMP Alliance Symposium beginning Sunday, March 25, 2012 - Monday, March 26, 2012. The symposium will host Faculty, Staff, and Undergraduate Students from each of our alliance partners (University of Virginia, Bennett College, Elizabeth City State University, George Mason University, St. Augustine's College, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University), to further our goals of increasing the quality and quantity of underrepresented minority (URM) students successfully completing undergraduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields and who are well-prepared to pursue graduate school and careers in the STEM fields.

VA-NC LSAMP is a National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored program with the mission to significantly increase the number of underrepresented minorities pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

Undergraduate research is a key focus of the LSAMP program and the conference will allow undergraduate students from all eight university campuses the opportunity to present research to conference attendees as well as members of the JCSU community. In addition to the poster session, students and staff will lead and attend workshops focusing on increasing community among URM students in STEM, getting involved in research and internship, and preparing for post graduate opportunities.