Travel for Underrepresented Students to Professional (STEM) Meetings

College Student Outreach

Oklahoma NSF EPSCoR encourages participation of underrepresented students in the STEM research community by providing outstanding students of existing minority-serving programs (e.g. NSF LSAMP) with travel funds to attend STEM-related workshops, meetings, conferences, and symposia (e.g. National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR)American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) National Conference).

These experiences give students a better understanding of how the research community works and builds networking and support through attendance, preparation, and presentations at state- and national-level meetings. Funding is designed to provide opportunities for individuals who have historically been underrepresented in STEM disciplines (i.e. women, Native Americans, African Americans).

Oklahoma faculty and administrators who have students who may benefit from travel funds to attend NCUR, AISES, or other STEM-related professional meetings, should contact Gina Miller, outreach coordinator at 405.744.7645 or e-mail requests to