Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Day
Women in Science
Thursday, November 19, 2020 | 1-3 p.m.

Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Day

Women in Science

Thursday, November 19, 2020 | 1-3 p.m. 

Meeting number: 160 759 7982
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Explore a career in science, engineering, and mathematics. Offered in partnership with UMass Boston, the LSAMP grant at BHCC supports opportunities for internships and career development for minority students majoring in STEM.



1–1:15 p.m.

Suman Mukherjee, Ph.D., LSAMP Coordinator
Elizabeth C. Miller, Professor and Chairperson, Computer Science Department


Opportunity in Biology and Chemistry
Robert L. Steeper, Ph.D., Professor and Chairperson, Biology and Chemistry Department
Joye A. Thaller, STEM Coordinator, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Division

1:15-1:50 p.m.

STEM Career Pathways Panel Discussion
Erika L. Barr, Ph.D., Director, Community College Programs & SOAR Office of Intramural Training & Education, National Institutes of Health

Bridget Benner, BHCC Alumna and Ph.D. Candidate, Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Bharati Kochar, M.D., Massachusetts General Hospital (Gastroenterology)

Christina S. Tham, R.N., Massachusetts General Hospital Crohn's and Colitis Center (Gastroenterology)


1:50-2 p.m.

STEM Internship Opportunities

Stephanie Bryzkowski, Director, Career Development and Internships

Katharine Colello, Learn and Earn Coordinator, Career Development and Internships


REFLECTS Scholarship Program

JoDe M. Lavine, Ph.D., Interim Assistant Dean, Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Division

The REFLECTS program is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation. REFLECTS provides scholarships and mentoring support to STEM students as they complete their associate degree and transfer to pursue their bachelor's degree.


2-2:35 p.m.

Guest Speaker: Rebecca Creamer, Ph.D.
Professor at New Mexico State University, Department of Entomology, Plant Pathology and Weed Science; Faculty of Molecular Biology Program


2:40-3 p.m.

SPARC Program
Representatives from Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center and University of Massachusetts, Boston

The Summer Program to Advance Research Careers (SPARC) program is a 12-week intensive research experience focusing on emerging technologies in cancer and cancer disparities.