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IN LSAMP Faculty Mentor Recognition

Faculty mentors play a significant role in the IN LSAMP program where it is our mission to increase the quality and quantity of students from 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 learn and develop skills to conduct and present a research project as well as aid students in preparing for STEM careers and graduate school opportunities.

In 2022, the IN LSAMP awarded its first Outstanding IN LSAMP Faculty Mentor of the Year Awards to recognize mentors for their exceptional mentorship qualities. Faculty mentors were nominated by current and former IN LSAMP scholars who shared how their faculty mentor supported them in achieving their personal and professional goals as well as helped them succeed in their college experience. Nomination forms for this award open in January and close in March of each year.


Meet the 2021-22 IN LSAMP Outstanding Faculty Mentor of the Year Award Recipients

Dr. Ming Gao
IU Northwest, Department of Biology
“…Having Dr. Ming Gao as my mentor has taught me how to react and plan future actions based on the tribulations that may arise. Dr. Ming has showed me what it means to be a true scientist. He is truly a role model that I look up to.”

-John Eshak, IUN LSAMP Scholar
Dr. Maureen Rutherford
IU Northwest, Department of Psychology
“…Dr. Maureen Rutherford is a remarkable faculty mentor. Even after the LSAMP internship concluded, Dr. Rutherford continues to act as a mentor throughout my journey as an undergraduate. My experiences with Dr. Rutherford have been truly memorable and impactful.”

-Mercedes Andrade, IUN LSAMP Alumna

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Assessment Institute in Indianapolis

The Assessment Institute in Indianapolis is the nation's oldest and largest event focused exclusively on outcomes assessment in higher education. We anticipate that some 1000 educators from virtually every state and several other countries will take part in the 2018 Institute.

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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