Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Programs
Northeastern University is part of the Northeast LSAMP Alliance. With funding from the National Science Foundation, NE-LSAMP’s goal is “to implement and enhance programs that encourage and support students in STEM fields. Support is offered in the form of research opportunities, pre-college and college academic preparation, and graduate school programs.”
LSAMP at Northeastern University gives students access to unique graduate school workshops, poster presentations, and research opportunities both in the U.S. and abroad. Research projects are directed and sponsored by STEM research faculty, and participants work under their mentorship.
LSAMP Programs at Northeastern
The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) seeks to promote undergraduate student participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) related programs.
LSAMP scholars are eligible to have funded research opportunities at UMass laboratories.
LSAMP students will learn to build an effective resume and cover letters that stand out among their peers. LSAMP scholars will also learn about graduate schools and get a head-start on developing the skills that will help them gain admission.
The College of Engineering Summer Bridge Program is designed to set students up for success. The program provides opportunities for students to grow academically, professionally, and personally.
The Ocean Science and Technology Challenge is a joint program between The Center of Ocean Sciences Education Excellence – Technology and Engineering for Knowledge (COSEE-TEK) and the LSAMP Northeast Alliance that exposes undergraduate students to ocean science and technologies while simultaneously giving students an exciting, hands-on experience.
Students are encouraged to work alongside mentors to develop and build an ocean sampling device that could be used to address a real-world need.
The Strategic Advancement of Rising Scholars (STARS) Bridge to the Doctorate program is a graduate fellowship and support program for former LSAMP participants who intend to pursue a PhD in a STEM field. Northeastern University is the host site for the 2018-2020 STARS program for the Northeast Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation under the leadership of the University of Connecticut. STARS supports a student cohort of 12 underrepresented minority STEM graduate students from LSAMP campuses across the nation.