Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program assists universities and colleges in their efforts to significantly increase the numbers of students matriculating into and successfully completing high-quality degree programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines in order to diversify the STEM workforce.
Particular emphasis is placed on transforming undergraduate STEM education through innovative, evidence-based recruitment and retention strategies, and relevant educational experiences in support of racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in STEM disciplines: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders.
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History of LSAMP
The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is a National Science Foundation program that was congressionally mandated in 1991. The main focus is broadening the participation of historically underrepresented students at the baccalaureate level and advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. LSAMP assists universities to diversify the STEM workforce through significantly increasing the number of students completing high-quality degree programs in STEM.