Nine Langston University’s LINC  STEM Scholars Present Research Findings at Emerging Researchers National Conference in Washington DC, & Two Win Top Awards


Langston University’s LINC scholars and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) majors Tristan Allen and Kayla Love took 1st and 2nd place awards, respectively at the 2011 Emerging Researchers National Conference (ERN)  in STEM, held on February 24-26  in Washington DC.  Other LU STEM scholars who made presentations are: Justin Williams, Justina Bradley, Rose Cooper, ShaRhonda Pickett, Yasmeen Shumate, Brittany Stoutermire, and Rashanda Brown.


The objectives of the conference are to help undergraduate and graduate students to enhance their science communication skills and to better understand how to prepare for science careers in a global workforce.


More than 700 students participated at the event that included scholars from regional and comprehensive universities across the U.S.

The 2011 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Education and Human Resources Programs (EHR) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Human Resource Development (HRD), within the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR). The conference is aimed at college and university undergraduate and graduate students who participate in programs funded by the NSF HRD Unit, including underrepresented minorities and persons with disabilities. In particular, the conference seeks to highlight the research of undergraduate and graduate students who participate in the following NSF HRD?funded programs:

  • Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST);
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU?UP);
  • Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) and LSAMP Bridges to Doctorate;
  • Research in Disabilities Education (RDE); and
  • Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP).

To obtain the objectives stated above, the conference includes:

  • Student poster and oral presentations.

Other conference activities include workshops focused on:

  • Strategies for applying for and succeeding in graduate programs and finding funding for graduate school;
  • Career preparation for the STEM workforce, including employment searches and retention; and
  • Understanding STEM careers in a global context and identifying international research and education opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students and faculty.


Exhibitors include representatives from academic, government, business, and the non?profit sector with information about graduate school admissions, fellowships, summer research opportunities, professional development activities, and employment opportunities.


Photos from this event


You may read about all winners here