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Women and Minorities in Engineering / LSAMP

The Office of Women and Minorities in Engineering (WME) at Oregon State University is dedicated to motivating and inspiring women and minority students to pursue careers in computer science and engineering. WME houses the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation in STEM (LSAMP), an NSF-funded program with a goal of doubling the number of URM STEM graduates during the five-year grant cycle.

What services do we provide?

Recruitment

WME can serve as a source of recruitment for REU experiences, internships, and scholarships for underrepresented students (female and minorities).

  • Our office maintains a listserv to forward targeted announcements to eligible students.
  • The PNW-LSAMP alliance hosts an annual conference each winter, which includes a recruitment fair for REU opportunities targeted for URM students.
  • We have access to students on other campuses within the PNW-LSAMP alliance to better recruit URM students from outside of OSU.
  • Collaborate with Linn-Benton Community College and Chemeketa Community College to better recruit non-traditional and transfer students for opportunities on campus. 

Outreach

WME partners with OSU pre-college programs, OSU diversity initiatives, and various community organizations to bring females and underrepresented minority students to campus to increase interest in the STEM fields.  Faculty members are encouraged to participate in these outreach activities and can satisfy outreach and broadening participation requirements on grant funded projects. 

Broadening Participation

  • WME is an ideal program to partner with on grant submissions.  Our office is happy to provide ideas, feedback, and letters of support in an effort to provide more opportunities for underrepresented students. 
  • LSAMP has built connections with our partner community colleges and can provide a pipeline to target URM transfer students in programs. 

Websites

Who to contact?

Ellen Momsen

Ellen Momsen  
Director of Women & Minorities in Engineering
College of Engineering
541.737.9699
ellen.momsen@oregonstate.edu

Kameron Kadooka

Kameron Kadooka 
Community Engagement Coordinator

LSAMP Program Coordinator
College of Engineering
541.737.0009
kameron.kadooka@oregonstate.edu

Where to find us?

220 Johnson Hall
Corvallis, OR, 97331