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Welcome to LSAMP

Welcome to the University of Washington Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program homepage. In the fall of 2009, the National Science Foundation awarded the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) grant to five institutions in the Pacific Northwest region, with the University of Washington (UW) as the lead institution. The purpose of LSAMP is to increase the recruitment, retention, and graduation rate of underrepresented students in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

Mary Gates Hall 311, 8:30 AM -5:00 PM, M-F

The three main goals for the program are:

  • To increase the number of STEM bachelor degrees granted to underrepresented minority (URM) students by 10% per year;
  • Increase the percentage of STEM bachelor degrees granted to URM students who transfer from community colleges to 40%, and double the number of degrees granted to URM STEM transfer students; and
  • Provide workshops and services to ensure that 95% of LSAMP-affiliated students are exposed to information about graduate school preparation.

Upcoming Events for the Month


Read the LSAMP quarterly newsletters:
Spring 2014
Winter 2014
David Coven’s early life challenges become a hectic schedule of opportunity Read more...
A proud second-generation Husky, LSAMP student Taylor Boyd is committed to giving back to the community and providing health services to underserved populations. Read more...
OMA&D-affiliated study abroad program in Brisbane, Australia was featured on the Queensland University of Technology website. The UW group used robotic systems to explore and collect data on marine ecosystems. Read more / Student Blog / 2012 Photos / 2013 Photos
LSAMP student Dirir Abdullahi received the prestigious 2014 UNCF/Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Award. Learn more about his story.
Pre-college outreach: Plan your STEM visit today!
UW Students Get a Taste of Systems Biology. Read more...
View the article archives here.
Visit the new OMA&D study abroad page here.
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