The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is a program created by the National Science Foundation (NSF) which aims to diversify the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by fostering the success of historically and currently underrepresented Native American, African American, Hispanic/Latino and Pacific Islander students in those fields. LSAMP is focused on increasing student interest in STEM degrees, guiding students through completion of their baccalaureates and facilitating their transition to advanced post-graduate studies or the STEM workforce.
To fulfill that mission, the NYC LSAMP Alliance has crafted a program centered on student participation in undergraduate research. NYC LSAMP Fellows are matched with faculty mentors to begin conducting research in their second year, for which they receive a stipend ($3,000/year). Students receive additional guidance from NYC LSAMP Faculty Coordinators through biweekly meetings and/or STEM-related professional development workshops on topics such as presentation skills, designing poster presentations, searching and completing REU/internship applications, etc. Most importantly, NYC LSAMP Fellows belong to a thriving and engaged community which is not confined to their home-campus – they have LSAMP peers throughout CUNY and numerous campuses nationwide. Fellows will have the opportunity to present their work at regional and national conferences, including the yearly Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM.
- Student must be US citizen, permanent resident, or have an Employment Authorization Document (EAD; i.e., work permit)
- Student must have successfully participated in the Intro to STEM Research seminar
- Student must have a minimum 2.5 GPA
Please note: International students on an F1 Visa do not qualify.
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