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1 RESEARCH EDUCATION MENTORING OFFICE of STRATEGIC INITIATIVES NSF Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate National Conference (NSF/AGEP) Chicago, Illinois “Integration of Education and Mentoring Programs at Louisiana State University” Su-Seng Pang, Ph.D., P.E., Fellows-ASME, SPE, AAAS Honorary Doctorate, University of Macau, China Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives Jack Holmes Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering Louisiana State University March 19,

2 RESEARCH EDUCATION MENTORING OFFICE of STRATEGIC INITIATIVES “Integration of Education and Mentoring Programs at Louisiana State University [NSF/I 3 ]” Sponsor: National Science Foundation PIs: Astrid E. Merget, Isiah M. Warner Co-PIs: Su-Seng Pang, Frank Neubrander, Branda C. Nixon, Guoqiang Li Program Manager: Cade J. Register Evaluator: Eugene Kennedy Period:01/01/ /31/13 Funds: $1,000,000 2

3 RESEARCH EDUCATION MENTORING OFFICE of STRATEGIC INITIATIVES Office of Strategic Initiatives Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, Louisiana Isiah M. Warner, Vice Chancellor Su-Seng Pang, Associate Vice Chancellor 3

4 RESEARCH EDUCATION MENTORING OFFICE of STRATEGIC INITIATIVES OSI VISION  Support the achievements and recognition of LSU students, faculty, and staff through education and mentoring programs Goals/Mission  Assist in raising LSU’s academic standing among its peers through competitive and outstanding achievements by students, faculty, and staff  Assist the Office of Academic Affairs in creating and implementing programs that enhance the diversity of students and faculty 4

5 RESEARCH EDUCATION MENTORING OFFICE of STRATEGIC INITIATIVES Strategic Initiatives (Including, but not limited to):  Assist in developing new mentoring activities  Assist in providing funding for potential LSU students  Coordinate efforts to generate education/training grants to support undergraduate students  Establish a close alliance with other Louisiana universities (e.g., Southern, Tulane)  Support K-12 education, teachers, and students  Assist in increasing the number of external awards for students and faculty 5

6 RESEARCH EDUCATION MENTORING OFFICE of STRATEGIC INITIATIVES Current Educational Projects Associated with OSI (Warner/Pang)  NSF-Research Corp.-Louisiana Board of Regents/LA-STEM/Phases I & II (PI & Co-PI)  HHMI/Phases I & II (PI)  NSF/LS-AMP/BD/Cohorts III-VI (PI & Co-PI)  NSF/AGEP (Co-PIs)  NSF/LSU-LAMP/Phase III (PI & Co-PI)  NIH/IMSD (Co-PIs)  NSF/REU (PI & Co-PI)  NSF/SFS (Co-PI)  NSF/S-STEM (PI & Co-PI)  NSF/GK-12 (Co-PIs)  NSF/I 3 (PI & Co-PI) Brief summary of activities for each project is provided in the following pages. 6

7 RESEARCH EDUCATION MENTORING OFFICE of STRATEGIC INITIATIVES “ Louisiana State University Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Scholars Program [NSF/LA-STEM/Phases I & II]” Objectives:  Recruit and provide full scholarships for 25 new high- ability STEM students per year to LSU (with ~100 students in the program each year)  Provide diverse participants with a comprehensive mentoring, training, and educational program throughout their college careers  Reach a minimum 75% retention rate of LA-STEM Scholars to graduation within five years  Encourage and assist at least 50% of the participants (particularly minorities and women) to pursue Ph.D. degrees 7

8 RESEARCH EDUCATION MENTORING OFFICE of STRATEGIC INITIATIVES “HHMI Professors Program – Phases I & II” Activities:  Developed a “Model for an Effective Mentoring Ladder”  Developed teaching strategies to maximize learning  Support innovative undergraduate research Support (per year):  10 Graduate and 20 Undergraduate Students  10 Secondary Teachers and 150 Secondary Students 8

9 RESEARCH EDUCATION MENTORING OFFICE of STRATEGIC INITIATIVES “LS-LAMP Bridge to the Doctorate at Louisiana State University [LS-AMP-BD/Cohorts III-VI]” Activities:  Support of 12 minority Ph.D. students per Cohort as BDP Fellows ($30,000/yr/student for two years plus tuition, etc.)  Regular Bridge to Doctoral program meetings, mentoring of students and allocation of resources to support participation at professional meetings 9

10 RESEARCH EDUCATION MENTORING OFFICE of STRATEGIC INITIATIVES “Graduate Alliance for Education in Louisiana [NSF/AGEP]” Activities:  Coordinate faculty visits for recruiting students into the program  Co-sponsor recruitment fairs at Tulane/LSU  Involve students in faculty-mentored research Support (per year):  12 LSU minority graduate students receive a $3,000 supplemental scholarship and travel support  4 GAELA Dissertation Writing Fellowships with $19,500 plus tuitions  potential graduate students to visit LSU/Tulane 10

11 RESEARCH EDUCATION MENTORING OFFICE of STRATEGIC INITIATIVES “Louisiana Alliance for Minority Participation (LAMP) - - Phase III [NSF/LS-LAMP]” Activities:  Provide undergraduate students education/training/ research scholarships  Sponsor monthly workshops and seminars  Develop peer tutoring and K-12 outreach programs  Establish book and calculator awards/loan programs 11

12 RESEARCH EDUCATION MENTORING OFFICE of STRATEGIC INITIATIVES “MBRS IMSD Program at Louisiana State University [NIH/IMSD]” Objectives:  Serve the academic needs of undergraduates with a specific interest in advanced biomedical research training  20 diverse undergraduate students awarded $4,320 per year  Student Scholars would be matched with faculty research preceptors according to their common interest  Student Scholars work in the preceptors’ laboratories for two academic years (to include wages) 12

13 RESEARCH EDUCATION MENTORING OFFICE of STRATEGIC INITIATIVES “Broadening the Participation in Interdisciplinary Science: The REU Component of LA-STEM – II [NSF/LA-STEM/REU]” Activities:  20 undergraduate students in STEM disciplines are supported each summer of 2006 to 2009 to conduct research  Each receives $5,000 Summer Stipend in eight weeks  Most students are freshmen recruited from the existing LA- STEM and HHMI programs 13

14 RESEARCH EDUCATION MENTORING OFFICE of STRATEGIC INITIATIVES “Scholarships, Mentoring, and Academic Enhancement Training for Science and Mathematics Undergraduate Students [NSF/S-STEM]” Activities:  Sponsor computer/information technology training workshops  Develop various academic enhancement activities  Establish education and industrial outreach programs Support (per year):  30 Science and Mathematics students will receive a $3,600 scholarship per academic year 14

15 RESEARCH EDUCATION MENTORING OFFICE of STRATEGIC INITIATIVES “Collaborative Project: Faculty Development – Multi University Research and Training in Information Assurance and Computer Security [NSF/SFS]” Activities:  Sponsor information assurance and computer security summer workshops  Extend the workshop training to the academic teaching and mentoring within each institution  Establish collaboration among LSU, Louisiana Tech, Southern University and other participating institutions in the area Support (per year):  8 Faculty Scholars from various institutions per year for two years during summer  8 mini-grants for faculty Scholars during the academic year 15

16 RESEARCH EDUCATION MENTORING OFFICE of STRATEGIC INITIATIVES “National Science Foundation GK-12 Fellow Program at Louisiana State University [NSF/GK-12]” Activities:  Support 8 graduate students ($30,000/yr/student), 8 undergraduate students ($10,000/yr/student), and 16 GK-12 teachers ($3,500/yr/teacher)  Sponsor summer teacher workshop  Instructional Support Community; Professional Learning Community, Math and Science Enhancement Activities, Training and Mentoring Program 16

17 RESEARCH EDUCATION MENTORING OFFICE of STRATEGIC INITIATIVES Our Next Focus Step “Integration of Education and Mentoring Programs at Louisiana State University [NSF/I 3 ]” VISION To break disciplinary barriers and change the traditional way of conducting education and mentoring To leverage the limited resources available at LSU and enhance the synergy and positive “composite action” among the existing projects 17

18 RESEARCH EDUCATION MENTORING OFFICE of STRATEGIC INITIATIVES GOALS Nurture our students in an interdisciplinary environment so that they will become Inspirational Teachers, Exemplary Mentors, and Effective Leaders Raise LSU’s academic standing through outstanding achievements by students and faculty Create and implement programs that broaden the participation of more diversified students and faculty Enhance the academic environment to better support LSU students who will subsequently transfer their service to K-12 education 18

19 RESEARCH EDUCATION MENTORING OFFICE of STRATEGIC INITIATIVES OBJECTIVES Educate and mentor our students and public to have sufficient knowledge with what lies across these boundaries Innovatively integrate all education and mentoring summer programs for college faculty and students as well as high school teachers and students Provide a higher level of leadership training for LSU students Integrate the STEM research between college and high school students Establish a mechanism for college students to volunteer their effort in tutoring high school students Establish an interdisciplinary curriculum in materials science and engineering at LSU as well as collecting and demonstrating its relevant facilities for students 19

20 RESEARCH EDUCATION MENTORING OFFICE of STRATEGIC INITIATIVES Integration of Educational Programs NSF/ LA- STEM NSF/ S- STEM NSF/ AGEP NSF/ REU NSF/ LSAMP -BDP NSF/ GK-12 NIH/ HHMI NSF/ I 3 20

21 RESEARCH EDUCATION MENTORING OFFICE of STRATEGIC INITIATIVES Activities and Tasks LSU-OSI NSF/I 3 21

22 RESEARCH EDUCATION MENTORING OFFICE of STRATEGIC INITIATIVES “Integration of Education and Mentoring Programs at Louisiana State University [NSF/I 3 ]” Activities:  Consolidation of Summer Workshops and Camps for Students, Teachers and Faculty Members  Leadership Training in Academics through a Student- Governing Organization  High School Math Tutoring Program by College Students  Mentoring High School Louisiana Science and Engineering Fair Projects by College Students  Integration of Research into Education in Materials Engineering and Science 22

23 RESEARCH EDUCATION MENTORING OFFICE of STRATEGIC INITIATIVES Intellectual Merit Build a successful integration model in the STEM disciplines based upon the breadth and depth of leadership and infrastructure provided by the LSU Office of Strategic Initiatives Assist students in their professional development towards advanced degrees Create an interdisciplinary curriculum in materials engineering and science Develop a Hierarchical Mentoring Ladder system involving faculty members, graduate/undergraduate students, and high school teachers/students 23

24 RESEARCH EDUCATION MENTORING OFFICE of STRATEGIC INITIATIVES Broader Impacts The establishment of collaborations among faculty members in different disciplines and different academic settings, from high schools to community colleges and comprehensive research universities An increase in the number of well-prepared high school, undergraduate, and graduate STEM students Broadening participation of women and under-represented minorities in the STEM disciplines Promotion of inter-cultural participation among non-minority and minority students and faculty members Outreach activities by providing tutoring or teacher assistant service to high schools during the academic year 24

25 RESEARCH EDUCATION MENTORING OFFICE of STRATEGIC INITIATIVES The End. Thank you. 25

26 RESEARCH EDUCATION MENTORING OFFICE of STRATEGIC INITIATIVES TASK 1: Consolidation of Summer Workshops/Camps for Students, Teachers and Faculty Members LA-STEM/HHMI Summer Bridge Cain Center Summer Circle OSI REU HHMI High School Science and Math Summer Program Etc. 26

27 RESEARCH EDUCATION MENTORING OFFICE of STRATEGIC INITIATIVES TASK 1 (Cont’d): Consolidation of Summer Workshops/Camps for Students, Teachers and Faculty Members Buddy System pairing undergraduates and high school students Poster Presentations Mentoring Night Field Trips - Dow Chemical Co. - CAMD - NASA Stennis Space Center 27

28 RESEARCH EDUCATION MENTORING OFFICE of STRATEGIC INITIATIVES TASK 1 (Cont’d): Consolidation of Summer Workshops/Camps for Students, Teachers and Faculty Members Accomplishments: Several meetings with PIs and managers from the OSI and the Cain Center to map out the planned 2009 summer activities and discuss possible field trips, activities, mentoring events, etc. 28

29 RESEARCH EDUCATION MENTORING OFFICE of STRATEGIC INITIATIVES TASK 2: Leadership Training in Academics through a Student-Governing Organization Each program chooses a president and officers Presidents and officers from each program form the I 3 Governing Council Council meets with Program Manager and Administration Council is responsible for coordinating social events and bonding activities Council is responsible for I 3 website 29

30 RESEARCH EDUCATION MENTORING OFFICE of STRATEGIC INITIATIVES TASK 2 (Cont’d): Leadership Training in Academics through a Student-Governing Organization Council members will develop their leadership skills by: Attending the Leader Education and Development Program Series Attending Lagniappe Leadership Conference Involvement in the Council will promote: Leadership Initiative Self-Motivation 30

31 RESEARCH EDUCATION MENTORING OFFICE of STRATEGIC INITIATIVES TASK 2 (Cont’d): Leadership Training in Academics through a Student-Governing Organization Accomplishments: Creation of the I 3 Governing Council. The first meeting in February included students from LA-STEM, S-STEM, HHMI and LS-LAMP. The first monthly social bonding activity is being planned for late March or early April (ideas include a drive-in movie on the parade grounds or a Rock Band 2 tournament sponsored by the local Electronic Arts testing facility). I 3 website is in development: 31

32 RESEARCH EDUCATION MENTORING OFFICE of STRATEGIC INITIATIVES TASK 3: High School Math Tutoring Program by College Students Integration of tutoring into OSI/Cain Center math classrooms Integration of technology into tutoring Remediation and prep classes for various standardized tests ACT targeted programs Organization/support of peer tutoring by high-achieving students for students with academic need Setup of service-learning and volunteer services of LSU undergraduates Organization of various math and science enhancement activities 32

33 RESEARCH EDUCATION MENTORING OFFICE of STRATEGIC INITIATIVES TASK 4: Mentoring High School Louisiana Science and Engineering Fair Projects by College Students High school teams will be mentored by undergraduate students where they will receive encouragement, knowledge, and advice High school students: -Develop research skills -Learn Time Management skills - Are encouraged and inspired to pursue additional study or careers in STEM disciplines 33

34 RESEARCH EDUCATION MENTORING OFFICE of STRATEGIC INITIATIVES TASK 4 (Cont’d): Mentoring High School Louisiana Science and Engineering Fair Projects by College Students Investigators, in collaboration with middle/high school educators, will annually formulate and pose 20 projects and provide support for materials and supplies. Investigators will regularly supervise student teams in the months leading to the competitions and participate as judges as needed. Investigators will host an onsite exhibit at the State Fair and will sponsor trophies and/or cash awards for the best environmental technology related projects. 34

35 RESEARCH EDUCATION MENTORING OFFICE of STRATEGIC INITIATIVES TASK 4 (Cont’d): Mentoring High School Louisiana Science and Engineering Fair Projects by College Students Accomplishments: Several students volunteered to serve as judges for the Iberville Parish District Science Fair. Several students volunteered to serve as ‘Welcomers’ and ‘Display and Safety Officers’ at the Louisiana Region VII Science Fair. An OSI booth was also set up and manned by OSI staff and students. 35

36 RESEARCH EDUCATION MENTORING OFFICE of STRATEGIC INITIATIVES TASK 5: Integration of Research into Education in Materials Engineering and Science Curriculum Enhancement - Develop “Materials Engineering and Science (MES) concentration or minor - Enhance ME 4783: Composite Materials: Manufacturing, Characterization, and Mechanics - Create 4000-level “Smart Composite Materials” course Demonstration of Advanced Research Equipment -Access to equipment and facilities at Louisiana State University -Access to equipment and facilities at Southern University A Web Based Research Center - Create an Integrated Internet Interaction (I 3 ) database to be used by project participants and researchers globally - Create a workshop series to disseminate derivative technology to industry 36

37 RESEARCH EDUCATION MENTORING OFFICE of STRATEGIC INITIATIVES I 3 Projects in Development I 3 involvement with the Louisiana State Science and Engineering Fair as greeters and safety monitors. In the fall, I 3 students will begin working as science fair project mentors with high school students from across the region. Incentive program for student mentoring. Weekly or bi-weekly I 3 updates for program managers, coordinators and PIs. 37

38 RESEARCH EDUCATION MENTORING OFFICE of STRATEGIC INITIATIVES I 3 Projects in Development (Cont’d) I 3 involvement with the Louisiana Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (http://www.doce.lsu.edu/Symposium/).http://www.doce.lsu.edu/Symposium/ “JSHS invites high school students to conduct an original research investigation in the sciences, engineering or mathematics, and to participate in the regional symposium sponsored by Louisiana State University and the Academy of Applied Sciences.” I 3 Facebook groups. Facebook groups, specific to different area high schools, are created and maintained by groups of I 3 student mentors. High school students are able to post questions on the group page and receive help and advice from I 3 students and from peers. 38

39 RESEARCH EDUCATION MENTORING OFFICE of STRATEGIC INITIATIVES Intellectual Merit Build a successful integration model in the STEM disciplines based upon the breadth and depth of leadership and infrastructure provided by the LSU Office of Strategic Initiatives Assist students in their professional development towards advanced degrees Create an interdisciplinary curriculum in materials engineering and science Develop a Hierarchical Mentoring Ladder system involving faculty members, graduate/undergraduate students, and high school teachers/students 39

40 RESEARCH EDUCATION MENTORING OFFICE of STRATEGIC INITIATIVES Broader Impacts The establishment of collaborations among faculty members in different disciplines and different academic settings, from high schools to community colleges and comprehensive research universities An increase in the number of well-prepared high school, undergraduate, and graduate STEM students Broadening participation of women and under-represented minorities in the STEM disciplines Promotion of inter-cultural participation among non-minority and minority students and faculty members Outreach activities by providing tutoring or teacher assistant service to high schools during the academic year 40

41 RESEARCH EDUCATION MENTORING OFFICE of STRATEGIC INITIATIVES The End. Thank you. 41


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