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UH Hilo hosts 8th annual IOA-LSAMP Student Conference

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Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

The public is invited to the 8th Annual Islands Opportunity Alliance – Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Program (IOA-LSAMP) Student Conference, hosted by the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, on Tuesday, August 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Wentworth 1. There will also be an opening reception and student poster session from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Campus Center 301.

Nineteen IOA students from across the 18-member alliance will present their independent research results and experiences on the topics of information technology, marine science, physics, and biology. Partner institutions include: American Samoa Community College; College of Marshall Islands; College of Micronesia – FSM; Guam Community College; Northern Marianas Community College; Palau Community College; Chaminade University; Hawaiʻi Pacific University; University of Guam; and all 10 UH System campuses, with exception of UH West O`ahu.

IOA-LSAMP is a National Science Foundation program which works to increase the amount of underrepresented minority students graduating with four-year degrees in STEM disciplines. UH Hilo serves as the lead institution in the IOA along with the 17 alliance partner institutions.

For additional information, contact the IOA-LSAMP office at 933-0705.


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