2018 USM LSAMP Bridging Conference

The University System of Maryland’s Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program is proud to celebrate the Summer Bridging Conference, a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded program, and it’s extending an invitation for all University System of Maryland, undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds in STEM fields to participate from this event.

LSAMP Summer Bridging Conference

Friday, August 17, 2018

9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

This programming is FREE and part of the University System of Maryland’s (USM) Pipeline Development Conference: SUCCESS 2018, a professional development conference for underrepresented students. You are invited to attend in addition the PROMISE AGEP Summer Success Institute (Saturday, August 18, 2018), a program for undergraduates, graduate students and postdocs.  *Requires separate registration


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The Hotel at Arundel Preserve

7795 Arundel Mill Blvd., Hanover, MD 21076


UMD and UMES campus will be providing transportation if needed. Please contact Dr. Tracy Bell at UMES and Brandon Greulich at UMD for more information.

The hotel has a free shuttle to and from the airport and train station, which has access to both the Amtrak and the local MARC Commuter Rail.

Dress code: 

Business/business casual, jeans, chinos, polos, and shirts are accepted. Please avoid casual wear such as shorts, flip-flops, and t-shirts.

We will be using Whova (you can download it from Google Play or the App Store) for our event’s agenda, so please make sure to download the app and create a profile using the same email address you will be using to register at the following link (orange button) when requesting your ticket:

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Eventbrite - USM LSAMP 2018 Undergraduate STEM Bridging Conference: August 17, 2018 #ThinkBigDiversity

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Program Components:

The components and agenda will be updated as speakers and sessions are confirmed. Please stay tuned. 

Program At-a-Glance for Friday, August 17, 2018

Bridging Conference

  • 8:30 AM: Registration & Breakfast refreshments
  • 9:00 AM:  Welcome to USM LSAMP, with Dr. Rosemary Parker, Dr. Tracy Bell, & Sunji Jangha
  • 9:15 AM: Your STEM Identity, with Dr. Renetta Tull
  • 9:30 AM: The importance of community: You are not alone, with Mitsue Wiggs
  • 9:45 AM: Things that you need to know during your 1st year, with Bruk Berhane and Dr. Kevin Calabro
  • 10:45 AM: USM LSAMP Research Surveys
  • 11:00 AM: Time Management for the 4.0, with Dr. Marquita Qualls
  • 12:30 PM: Mentoring Lunch, with Dr. Daniel Jean – The Pact
  • 1:30 PM: Navigating the Hidden Curriculum at my University
    • Community Building
    • Supplemental Instruction Resources
    • Student Round Table
  • 3:00 PM: Break
  • 3:15 PM: Student Success Workshop, with Sunji Jangha
  • 4:45 PM: Reflection on the Day and Report Out
  • 5:30 PM: Adjourn


For those interested in attending the Summer Success Institute

on Saturday, August 18, 2018,

from 8:18 AM – 3 PM, please register here:

Eventbrite - PROMISE AGEP Summer Success Institute (SSI) 2018: Grad Students, Postdocs, Alums, Professors, Professionals #ThinkBigDiversity

Full SSI agenda: https://promiseagep.com/2018/06/11/ssi2018/


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