National Science Foundation LogoThis UW STEM Website is made possible through the National Science Foundation, Pacific Northwest Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation grant #1410465.

Welcome to LSAMP

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). By affiliating with LSAMP, current students have access to internships, paid research opportunities and much more.

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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.

LSAMP in the News

As the director of UW LSAMP and a doctoral student in the UW College of Education, Stephanie Gardner, ’01, works to increase the access and retention of underrepresented minority students in STEM majors. Read more …
When senior Taylor Boyd received a United Negro College Fund/Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship, she became the fifth Husky to do so since 2010. Read more about the UW’s Merck Scholar legacy…

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Great progress is being made since LSAMP began serving underrepresented minority (URM) students at the UW...

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