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 has grown to approximately 40 students in 2016.
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
- LSAMP course advising and personal assistance with social, financial, emotional, developmental, cultural, and ethnic issues that may affect academic performance and retention in STEM.
- Participation in the statewide LSAMP conference
- A stipend for active participants each term