Friday, December 15, 2023

LSAMP, or the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, is a program funded by the National Science Foundation and is geared towards increasing diversity in STEM fields. LSAMP interns receive a stipend for participating in mentored lab research and professional development activities. 

Jacques Bugumba, a current LSAMP student in Biomedical Engineering, recently presented his research at a regional conference.

Poster presentation

"I attended the Louis Stokes Midwest Regional Center of Excellence (LMSRCE) Annual Conference that was held in Oak Brook, Illinois in November. I presented a poster on the 3D MRI visualization of the vocal tract during human phonation. I was able to introduce the promising technique of the MRI Zero-Echo Time (ZTE), known as a future technique in MRI development. This was an excellent experience where I was able to receive positive feedback on my work, network with other scholars from different institutions across the country, and attend workshops. I came back fully loaded and bombarded with pieces of information. I'd like to express my gratitude to the LSAMP program, the Iowa Sciences Academy, and the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Iowa for their support towards my career goals. I am also appreciative of having a great mentor, Dr. Lingala, for offering me this opportunity to complete this research. I look forward to using all the knowledge I acquired from this conference to hone my career goals."