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Newsletters: May 2018

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From an office relocation to beloved staff members taking on new opportunities, the Center for STEM Diversity has had quite the year. CSD accepted the second cohort of the Northeast Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (NeLSAMP), six new STEM Ambassadors for the upcoming academic year, and more than TEN Bridge to Engineering Success at Tufts (BEST) scholars! Our center is also gearing up to say "bon voyage" to seven BESTies who will be studying abroad in Talloires, France for Summer Session I and five LSAMP members who have earned selective summer research opportunities in Shanghai, China! This summer will be packed with students living abroad, involved in REUs, and gaining experience through professional internships!


The Center for STEM Diversity would also like to congratulate Cohort 5 of the BEST program and our senior STEM Ambassadors on their upcoming graduation! Keep in touch!

Osvaldo Calzada - Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics
Raymond Fasano - Mechanical Engineering
August Frechette - Mechanical Engineering and Physics
Mateo Galeano Londoño - Civil Engineering
Aleksandr Kirpach - Civil Engineering
Cionna Orr - Chemical Engineering
Adrian Portela - Civil Engineering
Taseen Rahman - Biomedical Engineering

STEM Ambassadors
Mateo Galeano Londoño - Civil Engineering
Michelle Mu - Biology
Adrian Portela - Civil Engineering

You're Invited: CSD End-of-Semester Party

Wednesday, May 2 at 5 p.m. in Burden Lounge (Anderson 108)
Join us as we send off the class of 2018 and celebrate the end of another successful semester.


Latino Center Stole Ceremony & Reception
Tuesday, May 1 from 5 - 8 p.m. at the Interfaith Center, 58 Winthrop Street

Pause for Paws: Therapy Dog Visit
Friday, May 4 from 4 - 6 p.m. in Tisch Library 224

Asian American Perspectives Course Literary Event
Monday, May 7 from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. at 17 Latin Way

GE Life Sciences Research Technology Symposium
Friday, May 11 from 9:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. in Nelson Auditorium (Anderson 112)
Attend as many sessions as you wish. Food will be provided. Learn more and RSVP here.

Africana Center Senior Reception and Stole Ceremony
Friday, May 18 from 5:30 - 7 p.m. in Distler Performance Hall

Tufts Summer Session Registration NOW Open

Online registration for the First and Second Summer Sessions is open now! If you already know which courses you would like to take, you can register here in SIS.

CEEO LEGO Education Symposium and Tufts STEM Education Conference

Tuesday, June 5 to Thursday, June 7
Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) will be hosting the LEGO Education Symposium in conjunction with the Tufts STEM Education Conference at Tufts University on the Medford campus from June 5 to 7, 2018. This year, over 200 participants from over 20 countries are expected, including keynote speakers and workshop facilitators from many different departments of the Tufts School of Engineering, the School of Arts and Sciences, and the SMFA. If you are interested in learning more about this event on campus, please read more here or email



Diego Espinoza Rodriguez, E19, receives an academic award on Friday, April 27


Tufts Encendido poses after their performance event Noche Caliente on Friday, April 27

CAD 2018

BEST Class of 2021 celebrating "Courtney Appreciation Day" on Wednesday, April 4


Seniors to Alumni:

In order to stay up-to-date and keep in touch, please make sure that you register for the Tufts Alumni Online Community. Click here to sign up and follow the instructions to activate your alumni email and set up email forwarding. Please note that the system may take up to 48 hours to set up or update an account. Your student email account will only be active through August 31, 2018.


Drop-in Writing Support at Tisch
Writing Consultants are a dynamic university resource who can help with writing papers at any stage. Writing Consultants are located in the Research Hub (near the Tower Café) and are available on Sundays through Thursdays from 6 - 9 p.m. until Thursday, May 3

Help with GIS and Data Analysis
The Data Lab in Tisch Library is a newly renovated space on the second floor offering in-depth consultation services related to GIS data and software and quantitative data analysis tools such as Stata, SPSS, and SAS.

Late Night Study Space
Located near the entrance of the library, the Hirsh Reading Room provides a quiet place to study after the rest of the library is closed. To find out more about building hours, click here.


Director: Ellise LaMotte, PhD
Program Administrator: Campbell Halligan
Program Coordinator: Courtney Russo

For questions about the Center for STEM Diversity, please send an email to

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