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Louis Stokes Midwest Center for Excellence (LSMCE) Broaden Participation in STEM

Louis Stokes Midwest Center of Excellence is a National Science Foundation-funded project whose mission is to broaden the participation of underrepresented minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

This channel contains videos for faculty and mentors of URM students to create learning programs and environments that support their mission.

Changing Institutional Culture through Peer Mentoring of Women STEM Faculty

SourceInnovative Higher Education, 40(2), 143–157.

Author(s): Thomas, N., Bystydzienski, J., & Desai, A.

Integrative Approach for a Transformative Freshman-Level STEM Curriculum

Source: Journal of College Teaching and Learning, 13(2), 47.

Author(s): D’Souza, M. J., Curran, K. L., Olsen, P. E., Nwogbaga, A. P., & Stotts, S.

Strategies And Initiatives That Revitalize Wesley College STEM Programs

Source: Journal of College Teaching and Learning, 12(3), 195–208.

Author(s): D’Souza, M. J., Kroen, W. K., Stephens, C. B., & Kashmar, R. J.

In Their Own Words: Cheryl Schrader

Dr. Cheryl Schrader, former chancellor, Missouri University of Science and Technology, (PAESMEM 2005), who became president of Wright State University in Ohio on July 1, discusses the importance of role models and experiential learning in helping to broaden participation among underrepresented groups and women.

In Their Own Words: James Cotter

Dr. James Cotter, professor of geology at the University of Minnesota, Morris, (PAESMEM 2000), who mentors undergraduate students, including Native Americans and women, outlines tips for effective mentoring, including learning together, listening and cross-cultural understanding.

In Their Own Words: Sara Hernández

Ms. Sara Xayarath Hernández (PAESMEM Organizational 2011), associate dean for inclusion and student engagement at Cornell University Graduate School, says universities can make undergraduate research experiences more accessible for underrepresented students interested in STEM careers by leveraging existing resources and programs.

In Their Own Words: Margaret Werner-Washburne

Dr. Margaret Werner-Washburne, professor of biology at the University of New Mexico, (PAESMEM 2003), talks about the value and importance of broadening participation in STEM.

In Their Own Words: Solomon Bililign

Dr. Solomon Bililign, professor of physics, North Carolina A&T State University, (PAESMEM 2010), on how APS, the professional society for physicists, helps parents and students better understand career options for physics majors.

In Their Own Words: Juan Arratia

Dr. Juan F. Arratia, executive director of the AGMUS Student Research Development Center, Universidad Metropolitana, Puerto Rico, (PAESMEM 2006), discusses the keys to STEM mentoring success.

In Their Own Words: Christine Grant

Dr. Christine Grant, associate dean of faculty advancement in the College of Engineering and professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, North Carolina State University, (PAESMEM 2003), discusses three tips for STEM mentors.

In Their Own Words: Tilak Ratnanather

Dr. Tilak Ratnanather, associate research professor of biomedical engineering, Johns Hopkins University, (PAESMEM 2012), provides advice for students with hearing loss on the challenge of being ignored in the classroom.

In Their Own Words: Murty S. Kambhampati

Dr. Murty S. Kambhampati, professor of biology and chair of the Department of Natural Sciences at Southern University at New Orleans (PAESMEM 2012), shares his thoughts about the keys to helping minority students become successful in STEM.

In Their Own Words: Luis Colón

Dr. Luis Colón, professor of chemistry at SUNY-Buffalo and co-founder of the Institute for Strategic Enhancement of Educational Diversity (iSEED) (PAESMEM 2013), explains how research opportunities help students become successful.

In Their Own Words: John Matsui

Dr John Matsui, assistant dean of biological sciences, Integrative Biology Department, College of Letters and Science at the University of California, Berkeley and co-founder and director of Biology Scholars Program (PAESMEM 2013), discusses the imperative for diversity in the STEM fields.