The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program is designed to develop the comprehensive strategies necessary to strengthen the preparation and increase the number of minority students who successfully complete baccalaureates in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. This objective facilitates the long-term goal increasing the production of PhDs in STEM fields with an emphasis on entry into faculty positions.
The LSAMP program requires awardees to establish meaningful partnerships among academic institutions , and encourages the inclusion of government agencies and laboratories, industry and professional organizations. It is expected that successful partnerships will enable development of approaches tailored to the institutional setting for achievement of program goals in STEM undergraduate education. Supported activities include, among others: student enrichment, such as curricular and instructional improvement; and direct student support, such as summer activities.