ODIME Inducts 16 WPI Students into the LSAMP Scholar Program
On Wednesday, October 26, 2022 the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education (ODIME) inducted sixteen (16) WPI undergraduate students into the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Scholar Program for the 2021-2022 academic year.
The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Scholar Program, named in honor of former congressman Louis Stokes, is a NSF funded program intended to support historically underrepresented students in the STEM fields. Enrollment in the program is reserved to a select and highly committed group of students with a declared major in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and pre-health professions.
As new inductees to the program, these 16 scholars join their peers at WPI [35 total] along with new colleagues at our sister schools in Northeast Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (NELSAMP). They will gain access to funding to enhance their education through professional development and research; professional and peer mentorship; training in developing a research agenda; participation in supervised research projects and initiatives; and preparation and guidance toward graduate school.
Led by Dr. Funmi Ayobami, Assistant Teaching Professor in Biomedical Engineering, Dr. Catherine Whittington, Assistant Professor in Biomedical Enginnering, Dr. Jeannine Coburn, Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering, and Arnold Lane, Jr., Director of Multicultural Education and Community Engagement with support from the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education (ODIME) team we hope to enhance the lives of these scholars as they pursue their respective professional endeavors in STEM.
Please help us in congratulating our students and wish them well in their professional successes this year and beyond.
The 2022-2023 LSAMP Scholar Program experience is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Teradyne, and the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education (ODIME).
WPI's LSAMP Scholar Support Team can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2022-2023 LSAMP Scholar Program Inductees
Tatyana Barthold ‘23 - Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Mechanical Engineering
Cleo Caldwell ‘23 - Biomedical Engineering and Biology Minor
Othman Adel Dan-Othman ‘26 - Aerospace Engineering
Paula Gibbons ‘26 - Biomedical Engineering
Tahje ‘TJ’ Joseph-Bryan ‘26 - Electrical and Computer Engineering
Leslie Kahugu ‘26 - Biomedical Engineering
Aseel Kambal ‘25 - Civil Engineering
Tom Kohen ‘26 - Physics
Sophia Lally ‘25 - Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Spanish
Zachary Manfredi ‘24 - Chemical Engineering
Pascale Michaud ‘26 - Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Philosophy and Religion
Evans Owusu ‘24 - Computer Science, Interactive Media Game Design
Ligia Portugal ‘25 - Robotics Engineering
Lyanna Remy ‘25 - Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Maceo Richards ‘23 - Data Science
Alexis Vilmenay ‘25 - Architectural Engineering with minors in Sustainability Engineering and Chinese Studies
The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education (ODIME) promotes and oversees all student facing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) learning experiences, programs, services, trainings, and initiatives for WPI.