2023 Student Poster & Recognition Ceremony

Join the IN LSAMP Alliance on Friday, April 21st, 2023 as we recognize recent IN LSAMP graduates, faculty mentors, and others for their commitment to IN LSAMP students and the IN LSAMP program. The event will also feature a keynote from a recent IN LSAMP scholar, an experienced STEM faculty mentor, and a student research poster presentation session from 2022-2023 IN LSAMP scholars.

Friday, April 21st, 2023

3:00pm – 5:00pm Eastern Time

Virtual Event via Zoom

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Tanea Reed

Virginia Tech Alumnus- B.S Biochemistry

University of Kentucky Alumnus – Ph.D Chemistry

Chair and Professor of Biochemistry for the Department of Chemistry at Eastern Kentucky University

E-lexus Thornton

Indiana University- South Bend LSAMP Alumnus- B.S Applied Physics

NSF Bridge to Doctorate Scholar- University of Kentucky- M.S Mechanical Engineering

Quality Engineer at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc

Chuck Barrios

Ball State University LSAMP Alumnus – B.S Chemistry

Arizona University Alumnus – M.A Organic Chemistry

QA/QC Laboratory Technician at SABIC Innovative Plastics


Current and prior IN LSAMP scholars, faculty mentors, staff, and administrators are strongly encouraged to attend. Registration closes on April 16th. All registered participants will receive a full program via email with zoom links on April 17. Please contact inslamp@iupui.edu to receive a program.

Student Poster Session

Academic year and summer IN LSAMP research scholars are invited to present their research via a virtual poster session.

The student poster submission portal closed on April 7th. All submissions will be reviewed and the event committee will be contacting each student presenter via email.

Format: All submissions should be a PDF format.  The student can use PowerPoint as they will be presenting in their own assigned zoom room via share screen option. They will get all zoom information once the submission portal closes after April 7. There are no dimension or heading stipulations for this event. For resources, check the options below.

1) Anatomy of a Poster – LSMRCE YouTube video

(2) Poster Design Resource – LSMRCE YouTube video 

(3) Presenting Your Research – LSMRCE YouTube video


3:00pm – Welcome

Dr. Kathy Johnson – IUPUI Executive Vice Chancellor, IN LSAMP Principal Investigator

3:10pm- Keynote Speaker

Dr. Tanea Reed- Chair for the Department of Chemistry Eastern Kentucky University

Mentorship: The Ins and Outs

3:30pm- Alumni Panel

E-Lexus Thornton- BSU Alumnus, Quality Engineer at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc

Chuck Barrios- IUSB Alumnus, QA/QC Laboratory Technician at SABIC Innovative Plastics

IN LSAMP: The Impact and Experience

3:50pm Student Poster Presentation

Group A:

Carolina Coria- IU Bloomington LSAMP Scholar

Ella Garza- Ball State University LSAMP Scholar

Kiara Moore- IU Bloomington LSAMP Scholar

Group B:

Armando Badillo- IU Bloomington LSAMP Scholar

Elizabeth Munoz- Ball State University LSAMP Scholar

Jane Kimani- IU Bloomington LSAMP Scholar

4:20pm Recognition Ceremony

2022-2023 IN LSAMP Graduate, Awards & Recognition, Outstanding Faculty Mentor of the Year Award

4:50pm Thank You and Closing Remarks

Dr. Kim Nguyen – IN LSAMP Alliance Director and Co-PI

Outstanding Faculty Mentor of the Year Award

Faculty mentors play a significant role in the IN LSAMP program where it is our mission to double the number of historically underrepresented populations receiving bachelor degrees in STEM disciplines. IN LSAMP faculty mentors dedicate time and space in their labs to help summer, and on occasion, academic year research scholars develop their repertoire to conduct an original research project. With this award we would like to highlight some of the great work that our mentors have provided to our students and program mission.

Nomination Process

The nomination portal for the 2022-2023 Outstanding IN LSAMP Faculty Mentor Award closed on April 7th. Award recipients will be announced at the recognition ceremony on April 21st.

Nominating a Faculty Mentor

In 500 words or less, please describe how the mentor supported you in pursuing your academic and professional goals. Include examples where possible. Nominators can expect to spend approximately 30 minutes completing the form.


Contact the IN LSAMP Student Poster and Recognition Ceremony Event Committee at inlsamp@iupui.edu.

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