Alliance Activities

Alliance Activities

The KY-WV LSAMP 11th Annual Research Symposium will be held March 1-2, 2019, at Marshall University in Huntington, WV.

2019 Program Book

Online registration is closed. If you are interested in attending, please email

There is no cost to attend the Annual Research Symposium, but registration is required

Friday sessions are for LSAMP and invited guests only. Saturday sessions are open to the general public.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Tyrone Hayes (Integrative Biology Professor at UC Berkeley) will be the keynote speaker. More details will be posted closer to the time of the event.

Lodging: KY-WV LSAMP participants and staff who need lodging in Huntington should contact their campus coordinator. Others (including those from other LSAMP alliances) who need lodging contact: Fairfield Inn and Suites (304-696-8777). Be sure to mention "Alliance-LSAMP."

Presentations: Students must be LSAMP or invited scholars in order to present their research, but everyone is invited to attend the Saturday event. Those presenting should email their abstract (in the format provided) to Raul Torres ( by Monday, February 4, 2019.

Abstract Format     Presentation Guidelines     Tentative Agenda

Recruitment Tables: Institutions, departments, programs, and organizations interested in hosting a recruitment table should contact Raul Torres (, 859-323-2722) or Shaunte Polk (, 304-673-0824).

For more information: Contact Fara Williams (, 859-218-6326).


2018 Symposium PictureThe KY-WV LSAMP 10th Annual Research Symposium was held March 2-3, 2018, in Lexington, KY. Ninety-seven LSAMP scholars, faculty, and graduate students attended on Friday. One hundred, twelve people (including 84 undergraduates) attended on Saturday. There were 21 poster presentations and four oral presentations.

Kathleen DeBoer talked about communications and overcoming challenges. Kayla Titialii and Cagney "CC" Coomer-Felton, UK biology graduate students, talked about dressing professionally. Dr. R. Paula Arscott-Hopson, the keynote speaker, talked about her experiences as an LSAMP Scholar in Texas and a Bridge to the Doctorate Fellow in Oklahoma as well as her research as a chemist. 

2018 Program Book


2017 Symposium PictureThe 2017 KY-WV LSAMP Annual Research Symposium was held March 3-4, 2017. Sixty-six LSAMP scholars, faculty, and graduate students attended on Friday. Ninety-three people attended on Saturday. There were 16 LSAMP Scholar poster presentations and 3 LSAMP Scholar oral presentations.

Mike Heppler talked about the graduate school application process and how to successfully navigate it. Four graduate students (one from Marshall, one from UK, and two from UofL) talked about graduate school and answered questions about their experiences. Brittani Grant (Assistant Project Manager, the Tower Companies) gave the keynote address. She talked about her career path as well as her experiences as a lead engineer on the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.

2017 Program Book


The 2016 KY-WV LSAMP Annual Research Symposium was held on April 2, 2016. Fifty nine faculty, staff, students, and others attended. Sixteen scholars made poster presentations. Raymond Burse, President of Kentucky State University, presented the keynote address. In addition, Dr. Rynetta Davis, professor at the University of Kentucky, provided a professional development session on writing essays.

2016 Program Book