2nd Annual Meeting

Building International Capacity and
Collaboration During COVID-19

Best practices in digital partnership
building, student engagement,
and program implementation

January 28-29, 2021 | 2-day workshop (Digital Format)

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The overall objective of this annual meeting is to bring a group of experts to share their expertise and provide robust solutions on how to increase and enhance underrepresented minority (URM) participation in STEM research abroad.

Our challenge and our motivation in this era of COVD-19 is to continue this work with the aid of digital technology

Our conference will bring together several of the field leaders as yourself from around the world representing various groups, including higher education institutions, professional societies, nongovernmental organizations (NGO’s), and the private sector.

The discussions generated in this workshop will be focused on the following specific objectives:

  • How to digitally maintain a community of practice to explore, document, and disseminate effective processes and high impact activities that can enable participation of a more diverse set of undergraduate students in international collaborative STEM research.
  • How to engage international partners, domestic institutions, students, and faculty digitally
  • How to increase the number of institutions participating in a STEM research abroad initiative?
  • How to grow the diversity of the students that participate in a international research experiences?
  • How to expand the number of international research collaborations in Central and South America, the Caribbean, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, and Asia?

We realize that developing lifelong learners and engaged global citizens are key objectives for many of our collective undergraduate and graduate programs.

This conference will provide an exciting opportunity to collaborate with other STEM leaders and champions who have successfully implemented high impact practices in international STEM research programs.

Your expertise and experience in this discipline will be an excellent addition to our sessions as many of our participants will look forward to hearing and learning from your work.

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There is no fee for registration or participation but due to digital platform maximums participant space is limited.

Please follow the link below to RSVP whether or not you accept this invitation by December 31, 2020 and feel free to contact Ms. Anna Laeder who serves as the Conference Program Lead for this conference. She can be reached at

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The LSAMP NSF International Center of Excellence (LSAMP-NICE) is funded by the National Science Foundation grant number HRD- 1826824.