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The Iowa Illinois Nebraska STEM Partnership for Innovation in Research and Education (IINSPIRE) is an NSF LSAMP alliance among 16 two-year and four-year colleges and universities working together to broaden the participation of underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education the Midwest.  In particular addressing the need to remove the barriers impeding student progress and success in STEM fields before education and workforce disparities widen.  We will achieve our goal by:
  • Focusing on transitions from high school and community college to undergraduate studies
  • Ensuring rigorous academic and research preparation
  • Providing students access to financial resources

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February 5-6, 2016
Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel
Click here to learn more.

The conference begins at 8:00am
Friday, February 5th

Want to present a research poster? Be sure to register and submit your abstract by no later than January 27th! Poster submission details available here.

Research programs, companies, graduate schools, and admission departments are invited to share information about their college/deptartment, organization and research, internship or employment opportunities of interest to IINSPIRE LSAMP undergraduate students. Click here for more information and to reserve a spot.

LSAMP Research Symposium 2016
(25th Anniversary of LSAMP)

February 23-24, 2016
Washington, D.C.
The conference will be accepting student reserach poster submissions.

More information available at:

Students: Travel funds are available!!
To apply, fill out the application for travel funding and submit the completed form to the IINSPIRE LSAMP Alliance Office.