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Hilson, W. & Porter, P. (2019). Focusing on Development of a STEM Identity for Minority STEM Students: Scaffolding HIPs for Success. Poster presentation at 2019 Diversity, Equity, and Student Success Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Lopez, J. & Quirke, M. (2018).  Assessment of a Science Identity Development Model with Minority ​STEM Community College Students:  Did it Work?​ Poster presentation at the Assessment Institute, Indianapolis, IN. 2018 Assessment Institute Poster Session

Abstract: IN LSAMP implemented a pilot program examining professional development for minority community college students serving as Learning Assistants in Gateway courses. The goal was to prepare students for a competitive summer research internship by focusing on increasing student’s self-efficacy and their STEM professional identity. Presenters share the theories behind the design, challenges faced in the early stages, and how working proactively with faculty mentors and administrators improved student confidence and increased the number of students accepted into competitive research programs. Evidence provided from the mixed-method study highlights the success of the program and future plans for sustainability and scalability.

poster article KTTerhune, K. & Lang, P. (2018). Qualities of Early Career STEM Students: Discovering if Science Self-identity is Improved by IN LSAMP Programming. Poster presentation at the Assessment Institute, Indianapolis, IN.

Oral Presentations

Quirke, M. & Lopez, J. (November 9, 2018) Beyond Academics: Preparing Diverse Community College STEM Students to Thrive Professionally. Innovation Session at AAC&U’s and PKAL’s Transforming STEM Higher Education: Confirming the Authority of Evidence

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Assessment Institute in Indianapolis

The Assessment Institute in Indianapolis is the nation's oldest and largest higher education event of its type, offering more than 200 educational sessions! Typically, the Institute attracts more than 1,000 participants from all 50 states and several other countries with over 400 colleges, universities, and organizations represented.

The Assessment Institute in Indianapolis is designed to provide opportunities for (1) individuals and campus teams new to outcomes assessment to acquire fundamental knowledge about the field, (2) individuals who have worked as leaders in outcomes assessment to share and extend their knowledge and skills, and (3) those interested in outcomes assessment at any level to establish networks that serve as sources of support and expertise beyond the dates of the Institute.

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