What is LSAMP?

Garden State – Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

The Garden State LSAMP (Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation) alliance is a program for students in non-medical Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) majors. Started in 1991 and funded by the National Science Foundation, the LSAMP program is designed to increase the number of professionals from minority groups that are traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields. The program provides support services at many levels to help interested students be successful in STEM majors, such as academic support and specialized advising. Students are also eligible for mentoring, free tutoring services and paid research opportunities with university faculty. The program now includes over 50 alliances and is considered one of the most successful of its kind. 

Since its inception in 2009, the mission of the Garden State LSAMP has been to increase the interest, retention, graduation and success of students from racial and ethnic groups that are historically underrepresented in STEM fields. Phase II of the program (2014-2019) focused on 1) assisting community college students to successfully transfer to four-year programs, 2) preparing and assisting students to matriculate into graduate programs, and 3) increasing student opportunities for international experiences. Phase III (2019-2024) will continue these goals as well as 1) increase STEM degrees awarded to underrepresented minority students by 60%, 2) increase the number of LSAMP scholars continuing to graduate school by 25%, and 3) increase international experiences by 25%.

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.

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

: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