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Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)

What is LSAMP?

LSAMP is the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation and is a National Science Foundation funded program with the following goals:

  1. To increase the quality and quantity of students from under-represented populations successfully completing non-medical science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degree programs.
  2. To increase the number of students from under-represented populations interested in and academically qualified for doctoral programs in STEM professions.

Using NSF guidelines, under-represented individuals include members of American Indian or Alaskan Native, African American, Hispanic/Latino and Pacific Islander groups.

MSU LSAMP is part of The Garden State LSAMP program, led by Rutgers-Newark (link to GS-LSAMP) which has a number of participating colleges and universities in New Jersey.

You can find additional information in the MSU LSAMP brochure (coming soon).

You can also contact the MSU LSAMP Coordinator for further information:

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Yvonne Gindt

Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Phone
973-655-3469
Email
gindty@montclair.edu
Location
Richardson Hall, 350

Why LSAMP?

  1. You will be part of a community of individuals who share your goal of striving for excellence in your chosen STEM profession. In the process, you will meet students who can serve as your mentor as you start your academic career at MSU.  In turn, you will have the opportunity to serve as a mentor as you advance through your career.
  2. You will have the opportunity to attend meetings that are designed to hone your professional skills with advice and help for scholarship applications, internship applications, and resume development.
  3. You will have access to specialized advising for preparation application to doctoral programs in STEM disciplines.
  4. You will have opportunities to get involved in Faculty-directed research and to present that research at a state-wide research meeting.
  5. You will have opportunities to mentor younger students from community colleges and high schools.
  6. You will have access to financial resources that support your research endeavors, both domestic and international. You would also qualify for the Bridge to the Doctorate (B2D) program that would provide a generous annual stipend for your first two years of doctoral work.