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

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 pathways to college for underrepresented minority students while strengthening their interest in pursuing STEM careers;
  • Create a culture and community of success for underrepresented minority STEM majors on four-year college campuses to improve retention and graduation rates; and
  • Expand opportunities for underrepresented minority STEM majors to participate in campus-based and national undergraduate research experiences.

Read the LSAMP quarterly newsletters:
Spring 2014
Winter 2014
UW Students Get a Taste of Systems Biology. 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
The 2011 Pacific Northwest LSAMP Impact Report is now available.
Pre-college outreach: Plan your STEM visit today!
Visit the new OMA&D study abroad page here.
View the article archives here.
Visits to this site: