National Science Foundation LogoThis UW STEM Website is made possible through the National Science Foundation, Pacific Northwest Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation grant #0901996.

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. Pre-college students can get started by planning their STEM visit to the UW.

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.

Fall Quarter Events

  • Wed., September 30 | 9:00AM - 3:00PM - LSAMP Open House, LSAMP Center, MGH311
  • Thurs., October 8 | 12:00PM - 1:00PM - Faculty Lunch with Dr. Scott Freeman, Biology, LSAMP Center, MGH 311
  • Fri., October 30 | 12:00PM - 1:00PM - Faculty Lunch with Dr. Dianne Hendricks, Bioengineering, LSAMP Center, MGH 311
  • Wed. - Thurs., December 9 - 10 | 9:00AM - 3:00PM - Finals Power Up, LSAMP Center, MGH 311

For more events, check out the LSAMP Calendar

LSAMP in the News

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…
Junior Lara Millman documented her recent experience with the LSAMP-affiliated exploration seminar in Brisbane, Australia for the OMA&D Student Blog. Read more…

View the article archives here.

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

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