GS-LSAMP

(Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation)

The Garden State
LSAMP

The Garden State LSAMP (Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation) program, is a non-medical Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program, 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.

STEM fields are exciting, challenging and lead to rewarding and stable careers! Most of the problems our world faces are being addressed by professionals in STEM areas. Whether it is to address global warming, energy production, food production, finding cures to disease, information technology or space travel, it will require a vast supply of STEM professionals for success. There is a severe shortage of people with this kind of training in the United States. For that reason, the U.S. is falling behind many countries in our ability to compete, which will have dire consequences for our country in the long run.

To address this need, the LSAMP program (previously called AMP) began in the 1980's and continues to grow today. The idea is to provide academic support, and specialized advising for students who wish to enter STEM professions. Students are eligible for mentoring, free tutoring services and paid research opportunities with university faculty. The program now has 50 LSAMP alliances and is considered one of the most successful of its kind.

The mission of the Garden State LSAMP program is to increase the retention, graduation and success of students from minority groups that are traditionally underrepresented in STEM. The Phase II project focuses 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 in international experiences.

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Criteria for Admission

To become a LSAMP Scholar, you must exhibit the following criteria:

  1. Be an Undergraduate.
  2. Full matriculated.
  3. Major or intend to major in a STEM field

Student Benefits

As a GS-LSAMP scholar, you will have outstanding opportunities to help you complete your undergraduate STEM degree, such as:

  1. A Learning Community of students who help each other succeed in classes
  2. Specialized advising to help you choose courses and programs to best suit your interests
  3. Stipends for tutoring, leading study groups, doing research, community service, etc.
  4. Opportunities to peer-mentor community college and high school students
  5. Research experiences in your area of interest, in faculty laboratories and in the field
  6. Attend and present your research at the annual GS-LSAMP conference
  7. Obtain internships in STEM industries for hands-on experience
  8. Eligible for international experiences at laboratories through special programs that provide financial support

If graduate school is your next step, being an LSAMP member qualifies you for the Bridge to the Doctorate (B2D) program, available at a variety of schools. If accepted, the program will pay you $32,000 annual stipend for your first 2 years of graduate school. Additionally, the B2D institution will commit to support you for an additional 3 years while you complete your doctorate.

If graduate school is not on the horizon, you will have completed an undergraduate degree that will allow you to obtain an exciting position in a STEM field. With more available jobs than qualified applicants, STEM professionals are in high devand, making their careers very secure, even in tough economic times.




Dominique Smart
dominique.smart@rutgers.edu
(973) 353-3562

Dr. Marion McClary
mcclary@fdu.edu
(201) 692-2606

Dr. Aihua Li
lia@mail.montclair.edu
(973) 655-7271

Dr. Jean Fuller-Stanley
Fullerstanleyj@wpunj.edu
(973) 720-3415

Dr. Juyoung Ha
haj@kean.edu
(908) 737-3739

Prof. Ines Figueiras
ifigueir@essex.edu
(973) 877-4348

Dr Bumjung (James) Kim
bkim1@njcu.edu
(201) 200-3581

Ms. Jhanna Jean-Louis
jhannaj@echo.rutgers.edu
(848) 445-1674