The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program at Rutgers University–New Brunswick is a non-medical science program sponsored by the National Science Foundation. The program is designed to increase the interest, retention, graduation, and success of students from racial and ethnic groups that are historically underrepresented in non-medical (STEM) fields (i.e. Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American/Alaskan, Pacific Islander). Now in phase III of funding, the primary focus is to promote undergraduate research and post-baccalaureate studies in STEM fields.
Students in the LSAMP program are provided academic support, including but not limited to:
- Faculty-mentored research, including paid summer research opportunities and international experiences
- Travel funding to present research projects at conferences, to conduct international research, and/or compete in STEM competitions
- Tutoring with Rutgers Learning Center staff
- Workshops to assist with preparing for and applying to graduate school
- GRE Prep courses and ALEKS Online Course
The LSAMP program at Rutgers–New Brunswick is one of nine members of the Garden State Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (GS-LSAMP). Other members include Essex County College, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Kean University, Montclair State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Rutgers University–Newark, and William Paterson University.