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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.

Fine-Tuning Summer Research Programs to Promote Underrepresented Students’ Persistence in the STEM Pathway

Source: CBE-Life Sciences Education, 15(3), ar28.

Author(s): Ghee, M., Keels, M., Collins, D., Neal-Spence, C., & Baker, E.

Academic Self-Efficacy and Performance of Underrepresented STEM Majors: Gender, Ethnic, and Social Class Patterns

SourceAnalyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 13(1), 347–369.

Author(s): MacPhee, D., Farro, S., & Canetto, S. S

Minority Student Perceptions of the Impact of Mentoring to Enhance Academic Performance in STEM Disciplines

SourceJournal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 14(2), 38.

Author(s): Kendricks, K. D., Nedunuri, K. V., & Arment, A. R.

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: 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: GeoFORCE Texas

Mr. Doug Ratcliff, retired geologist and founding director of GeoFORCE, and Dr. Samuel Moore, director of outreach and diversity at GeoFORCE (PAESMEM Organizational 2012), describe the program and the merits of learning about science outside the classroom.

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.

DIVERSITY PERSPECTIVES: A Collection of Opinion Articles on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

By the year 2020, minority students will account for 45 percent of the nation’s public high school graduates, up from 38 percent in 2009. For many colleges, this rapid growth confirms the urgency of planning for the next generation of diverse students. This limited edition collection of Chronicle opinion pieces provides multiple perspectives across higher education on some of the challenges surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Professors Are Prejudiced Too

This article, published in the journal, Psycholgical Science, examined the willingness of professors to mentor prospective doctoral students. Here is the abstract: