Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP)

Thursday, July 8, 2021 | 10-11:45 a.m.

Explore a career in science, engineering, and mathematics. Offered in partnership with UMass Boston, the LSAMP grant at BHCC supports opportunities for internships and career development for minority students majoring in STEM.

Download the LSAMP Day July 8 2021 Speaker and Agenda

Join the event at

  • Meeting number: 172 967 8206
  • Password: gwKS2TdPM85
  • Join by video system: Dial You can also dial and enter your meeting number.
  • Join by phone: 1-650-479-3208 Call-in toll number (US/Canada) Access code: 172 967 8206

10-10:10 a.m.


  • Suman Mukherjee, Ph.D., LSAMP Coordinator
  • Laura Rubin, Ph.D., Dean, Division of Science, Engineering and Mathematics

10:10-10:20 a.m.

REFLECTS Scholarship Program

  • JoDe M. Lavine, Ph.D., Assistant Dean, Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Division

10:20-10:35 a.m.

Opportunity in Biology and Chemistry

  • Robert L. Steeper, Professor and Chairperson, Biology and Chemistry Department
  • Elizabeth Dunphy, DCE Facilitator, and Professor, Biology and Chemistry Department

10:35-10:45 a.m.

Welcome from STEM Coordinator

  • Joye Thaller, STEM Coordinator 

10:50-11:15 a.m.

Guest Speaker: Ivette Guzman, Ph.D.

  • Professor, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, New Mexico State University

11:15-11:25 a.m.

STEM Internship Opportunities

  • Department of Internships and Career Development 

11:25-11:45 a.m.

One-On-One with BHCC STEM Alumni 

  • Bridget Benner, BHCC Alumna and Ph.D. Candidate, Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Vladyslav Riabov, BHCC Alumni and University of Massachusetts, Amherst, junior preparing for Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)