MoLSAMP Scholars Attend Conferences in DC and Jeff City

Representatives of Truman’s MoLSAMP program attend the ERN conference in Washington, D.C.

Twelve students attended the Emerging Researchers National Conference in Washington, D.C., Feb. 20-24, and six students attended the 2nd Annual MoLSAMP Research Symposium in Jefferson City, Mo., March 8-10.
Alyssa Tipler, sophomore biochemistry and molecular biology major, presented her poster on soybean research conducted during her paid summer 2019 REU opportunity at the University of Missouri – Columbia at both conferences. She also presented an oral talk at the Jefferson City Conference on her academic year research under Cassidy Dobson, assistant professor of chemistry at Truman.
Students who attended these conferences are current scholars in the Missouri Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Program at Truman. During each of the conferences, scholars participated in professional development sessions, networking activities and a graduate school fair.

Underrepresented students in the following majors are encouraged to join the MoLSAMP Program at Truman: agricultural sciences, biochemistry and molecular biology, biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics and statistics. Participants receive STEM-specific advising and academic tutoring as well as opportunities to conduct paid summer research and the opportunity to enroll in classes designed to help prepare for undergraduate research and learn the important interconnectedness of the STEM fields.

Participation in the program is free. To learn more or to join, stop by STEP Office in Magruder Hall 3101 or email Ryan Miller, academic advisor.
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