What is LSAMP?

Garden State – Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation
The Garden State LSAMP began in the fall of 2009 and will continue for five years. The goal of the alliance is to double the number of under-represented minority STEM (Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental/Earth Science & Mathematics) graduates in five years. WPU is one of the universities participating in this effort. The Garden State Alliance is divided into three clusters as follows:
Northern Cluster: Montclair State U, William Paterson U, Fairleigh Dickinson U (Teaneck) & Bloomfield
Central Cluster: Rutgers University, Newark-, Kean U, NJ City U. & Essex County College
Southern Cluster: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, FAS, College of Engineering & Cook College

As part of this effort, WPU will be providing the following services and resources:

Academic Year:
a. Regular bi-weekly meetings with academic and support coordinator.
b. Directed tutoring at SEC, EEC and ASC or with individual tutors.
c. At least one field trip and one scientific conference.
d. Research opportunities.

a. 1-2-week summer bridge Day Program for incoming First Years
b. Summer research opportunity

Garden State LSAMP Alliance map Click-able on University logos

What is MAPS?

The Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students (MAPS) program guides and assists minority pre-medical students. Maps help students explore and gain insight into professional healthcare careers by coordinating and implementing informational programs, providing helpful academics resources, and organizing volunteer opportunities.

Program Director
Dr. Danielle Desroches
Professor of Biology
Danielle Desroches
 GS-LSAMP is Funded by a grant from
the National Science Foundation (NSF)
to Rutgers, The State University
for The Alliance
Web Master: Rita Levine