Call for Proposals- LSMCE Annual Conference Due Sept 4 2015

The Louis Stokes Midwest Center of Excellence (LSMCE) is hosting the third annual LSMCE Conference on October 23-25, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The conference brings together a community of scholars from all over the United States to focus on accelerating diverse talent along the STEM pipeline. The conference provides a forum to consider and discuss broadening the participation of underrepresented minorities in STEM.

LSMCE seeks proposals that address effective recruitment, community building, academic integration, and professional development of underrepresented minority students in STEM disciplines.


Session Formats:

Breakout Session –  Breakout sessions involve 12 presentations, lasting 60 minutes each.  Each session will give the presenter 40 minutes for presenting content and 20 minutes for questions and discussion.


Student Poster Session – Poster presentations that communicate your undergraduate or Master’s degree level STEM research.  The poster session allows for the visual display of STEM projects and an overview of your research.


Bridge to the Doctorate (B2D) Oral Presentation Session – Are you a current Bridge to the Doctorate student seeking a platform to publicize your research?  Take advantage of this opportunity to share your research with professionals and potential employers.  These highly compact sessions will give Bridge to the Doctorate students 10 minutes to present their graduate STEM research concluding with a 5 minute Q&A.


Workshop Session- Interactive workshop sessions lasting 60 minutes will provide participants the opportunity to actively explore a topic, strategy or learn a new activity. This session is meant to have a hands-on component. To apply for a workshop session, you will need to provide an abstract (including a title and brief workshop outline) and plans for engaging your audience. Proposals should contain all requested information. Reviewers will judge the quality and community interest in the proposed topic based on submitted proposal.Anticipated workshop attendance between 15-40 participants.Please note that only four workshops will be scheduled.


Early submission is encouraged.

The following calls are now open: