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Goals for the Early Arrival Program

Learn strategies for academic success (study skills)

Review mathematics to prepare for the first STEM course

Build a sense of community and belonging (peers, staff, faculty)

Increase knowledge of campus resources and support services

Build confidence in making the transition to college

Participate in team-building activities

Learn the importance of diversity in STEM

Build upon current strengths

Featured Activities at LSAMP EAP

  • Perform the basic parts of being a STEM student by tackling a real-world project on the Miami campus (defining a problem, researching a solution, presenting the solution)
  • Meet in teams to share ideas and theorize solutions
  • Learn about research in the University libraries and online
  • Learn what LSAMP offers to our students and what students must do to take advantage of what we offer
The LSAMP EAP is only open to incoming first-year LSAMP-eligible students who have been accepted into the LSAMP Program.

The EAP contains 4 parts:

Review of Pre-Calculus, Chemistry and/or Biology

Reviewing math from high school has proven to improve student grades across all subjects. Students may also participate in introductory workshops for college-level chemistry and biology.

Open-ended Research Project Submitted by an Area Business

Real-world problems increase student interest, especially when they can present their solutions back to the company—which they will—and get awards from that company for their efforts—which they will. They also learn how to create a research question, find resources to answer that question, work in teams, and present their solutions.

Practical Academic Skills Needed in College

Students are now competing against the top 20% of their peers and the criterion for success is much higher than in high school. New skills in time management and note-taking are necessary to achieve success.

Attendance at MADE@Miami

Through Mentoring, Achievement, Diversity, and Excellence (MADE), students learn about the diversity programs available to them and why diversity is so important to learning and new ideas.

LSAMP Program

Miami University's nationally recognized LSAMP Scholars Program aims to significantly increase high-achieving underrepresented minority student recruitment, retention, and attainment in STEM degrees and careers, and graduate school.

2020, 2022 and 2023 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award