The Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program is an alliance of 12 CUNY campuses, funded by the National Science Foundation. The 2-year LSAMP program provides supports for freshman (30 Apprentices) and sophomore (10 Fellows) students at City Tech to conduct research. The goals are to support highly motivated students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) majors through research training, academic support, development of innovative pedagogies, so that they are prepared for the rewarding careers and/or graduate school. Highlights of the program follow:
30 LSAMP Apprentices will be selected from STEM majors during their freshman year. The Apprentices will be engaged in several training, workshops, and short-term research activities in the spring semester.
10 LSAMP Fellows will be selected from the Apprentice cohort in the sophomore year. During their sophomore year, the 10 LSAMP Fellows will work with a faculty mentor on a research project. Each Fellow will be paid a $3000 stipend upon completion of the fall, spring semester and summer research program. Students are expected to spend about 200 hours (in total) on research.
The Apprentices (first year students) are required to complete at least 15 hours of training and workshops during their freshmen year spring semester. They are also encouraged to complete a one-semester Emerging Scholars Program (ESP) research experience. This program provides a $500 stipend for full-time students (enrolled for 12 or more credits) and a $250 stipend for part-time students (enrolled in 11 or fewer credits) for conducting research (about 50 hours) with a faculty member. The program includes specially designed workshops offered by the Honors Scholars and other programs and participation in a biannual poster session.
The following requirements will satisfy 15 hours minimum introduction to research training: