Pacific Northwest Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Conference
Building Diversity and Excellence to Meet the Global Demands of the Scientific Community
February 26 -27, 2010, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
The PNW-LSAMP Alliance invites you to be center stage for the First Annual Conference that will be held at the University of Washington, Seattle campus. PNW LSAMP students will showcase their research and attend professional development sessions designed to enhance their college experiences. It will also be an opportunity for educators, researchers, corporate, and government advocates to network, learn best practices, and share resources towards diversifying Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. The purpose of the conference is to serve as a resource to prepare diverse students to engage in the scientific, complex, and global society to ensure academic and economic vitality in the Pacific Northwest region. Students will learn about academic and professional resources that can enhance their interest, motivation, and persistence in all STEM fields.
Who should attend:
- College and high school students interested in obtaining a STEM degree.
- STEM faculty, staff, and educators.
- K-12 and Higher Education administrators committed to diversity in STEM.
- Proponents of diversity in STEM from industry, government, and foundations.
Benefits of Participation:
Students: Learning about how to make the most out of your undergraduate years through advising, networking with regional educators and members of industry, participating in local research and internship opportunities to name a few, and an opportunity to showcase your research in poster format.
Professionals: Learn about exciting new STEM diversity initiatives in the Pacific Northwest, network with peers in other sectors, learn and share best practices to retain the next generation of diverse scientists and engineers.
Industry/Government/Foundations: Learn how to bridge the gap between higher education, industry, and community by working together to leverage current activity and resources, collaborating on new initiatives, and strengthening existing relationships between the PNW LSAMP institutions and the PNW region.
For questions or more information please contact Michelle Ferrez
Special rates are available at area hotels for conference participants. When booking you must state that you are attending the Pacific Northwest LSAMP Conference. Hotels will allow you to book at the rates below up to two days prior to the conference as well as two days after. Transportation from the airport is available via public transportation, taxi, and shuttle service.
Hotel Decca – $129/night
Watertown Hotel – $139/night
University Campus Inn – $109/night
Silver Cloud Inn – $129
|Friday, February 26, 2010|
LSAMP Student Presenters:
Poster Guidelines: Many institutions have put together wonderful web pages to give you tips on poster design and creation. One such web page is “The Basics of Poster Design”, by the Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium.
You can also refer to this wonderful resource page on the the UW Undergraduate Research Program website regarding abstracts, poster design, and presentations.
Please limit the size of your poster to the following dimensions:
Smallest: 2.5′ x 3.5′
Largest: 3′ X 4′