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Call to Action: LSAMP Model for Broadening Participation in STEM - Keynote Speech by Shaun R. Harper

Monday, 21 October 2013 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Hine Hall Auditorium

More than 160 presidents, provosts, STEM faculty and students from 85 organizations including 70 college and universities in 33 states have registered for the conference titled "A Call to Action: LSAMP (Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation) Model for Broadening Participation in STEM.” Their aim is to share best practices for promoting recruitment and retention of underrepresented minority students receiving degrees in science, technology, engineering and math fields, and participating in the STEM workforce.

University of Pennsylvania professor Shaun R. Harper will deliver a keynote speech from 2:45 to 3:50 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at IUPUI in the Hine Hall Auditorium, formerly University Place Conference Center. Harper, a professor of education, Africana studies and gender studies in the graduate school at the University of Pennsylvania, is also director of the university’s Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education. Harper will present "Beyond Deficit Perspectives on Minoritized Students in STEM Fields.”

Harper’s lecture follows a panel discussion, "Voices of Change: Impact of LSAMP,” that will take place from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 21 in the Hine Hall Auditorium. Both the panel discussion and the lecture are open to IUPUI faculty, staff and students, along with community guests, free of charge. All other conference activities will take place at the Indianapolis Marriott East Hotel, 7202 E. 21st St., and require conference registration.