Graduate and Professional School Day

First Look@Argonne – A STEM Recruitment Event


Dear University Faculty and Staff,
We would like to invite you and your students to the Laboratory’s fourth annual First Look@Argonne – A STEM Recruitment Event for Underrepresented Groups Conference on Friday, October 28, 2022. This year’s conference will be conducted virtually. The half-day info session will provide you and students with the opportunity to:

  • Learn about the Department of Energy (DOE) complex and Argonne’s mission science research.
  • Explore Argonne’s campus and research facilities virtually.
  • Network with Argonne researchers and engineers across the many different STEM disciplines.
  • Learn about summer and year-round research opportunities for undergraduate students.
  • Connect with current and past interns.
  • Consider participation in a tandem event, Mini-Semester, to further prepare you for an internship at a national laboratory.

Our goal for this conference is to show students the diverse STEM research and opportunities at Argonne and across the DOE laboratory complex, and the support we offer in navigating the summer internship application process.

Please contact University Student Programs for any questions or concerns. We look forward to seeing you at First Look@Argonne.

Friday, October 28, 2022
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. CT

Location: Online/Zoom Meetings

Register By: Tuesday, October 18 at 11:59 p.m. CT




All are invited to register and attend! This includes faculty, administrators, and students from freshman to 5th year seniors.

Ideally, student registrants should:

  • Be enrolled as a full-time student in a community college or four-year higher education institution in a STEM discipline.
  • Have a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Be a United States citizen or Legal Permanent Resident.
  • Identify as an underrepresented group (URG) in STEM.

Additionally, each student will need to complete their own application.

The New Student Loan Forgiveness Programs 101

Register in advance for this webinar:


When: Sep 29, 2022, 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


There are several loan forgiveness programs for student loan borrowers with federal student loans that were added or revised in 2022. This includes student loan relief for public service workers, loan forgiveness for students who attended for-profit institutions, loan forgiveness for borrowers who make under $125K per year for individuals/$250K for married couples including recent graduates, and student loan relief for parents.

Dr. Norma Jimenez Hernandez (Wisc-AMP Executive Director and co-PI) will walk us through the loan forgiveness programs including:

  • who is eligible
  • application timelines
  • application requirements
  • application process
  • resources


Register in advance for this webinar:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Zoom@IU Team | |


Deb Cole, MSEd (she, her, hers)

Program Manager

Louis Stokes Midwest Regional Center of Excellence (LSMRCE), NSF 2018-2023


New Student Loan Programs 101 Webinar Flyer


UC Boulder is accepting applications for their Bridge to Doctorate Program

University of Colorado Boulder is accepting applications for their newly funded Bridge to the Doctorate program in engineering, computer science, and physics. Current or former LSAMP students who have an interest in pursuing a PhD degree in these STEM disciplines are encouraged to apply by December 1.

LSAMP Program Flyer

2022 LSMRCE Conference

The Louis Stokes Midwest Regional Center of Excellence (LSMRCE) conference, “STEM Ecosystem: Diversity, Partnership, and Empowerment,” will be held October 28-30, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg.

This event offers students, faculty mentors, educational researchers, and program administrators a platform to exchange knowledge and to cultivate a community of practitioners and scholars in the area of broadening the participation of underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Details will be forthcoming. Sign up to receive updates.

Sign Up

Who Should Attend?

  • Under-represented minority STEM students (undergrad, grad, BD fellows, LSAMP alumni)
  • Higher education administrators
  • STEM faculty mentors
  • STEM program administrators
  • Faculty interested in education research
  • All NSF LSAMP, INCLUDES, and LSRCE community members

Contact Deb Cole at or call 1-317-278-4753

Event Details