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 of 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 and industrial agencies and laboratories, 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.
Currently at the New York City College of Technology the LSAMP program has taken the form of a research mentorship. Students are encouraged to seek out a faculty mentor who is actively conducting research in a STEM field of interest to the student. If accepted into the program, students may receive a stipend in line with their current course credit standing with a maximum stipend amount of $5000 per year. Students who are interested in applying to the LSAMP program should click here to view the application process and eligibility requirements.