About 10 students of mixed races working on computers during study tables
Group of about 10 students sitting in the stands of Goggin, talking and laughing comfortably with each other
Nine minority students standing in front of BEST Library, smiling at the camera


The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is an honors program funded by the National Science Foundation. It is named after former Ohio Congressmen Louis Stokes who worked tirelessly to establish the program. Miami LSAMP is part of the Ohio LSAMP Alliance including 11 Ohio universities and community colleges. 

At Miami University, LSAMP started in the Fall of 2014 with 17 students and continues to grow every year.

LSAMP’s goal is to increase the number of well-prepared underrepresented STEM graduate students and STEM workers of the future. LSAMP welcomes underrepresented students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to participate in its program. The program includes:

  • Early arrival program for entering first year students
  • Monthly meetings on topics of interest
  • Weekly study tables
  • Opportunities for on-campus and off-campus research, career development and leadership
  • Financial support for participating in undergraduate mentored research
  • Course advising and personal assistance in other areas that may affect academic performance and retention in STEM.
  • Participation in the statewide LSAMP conference
  • A stipend for active participants each term

For more information, please see the LSAMP FAQ page or contact Bonita Porter at porterbm@miamioh.edu or 513-529-3695 (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays).