Faculty, Industry and Community Partnerships

  • Faculty
  • Industry
  • Community and STEM Programs

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).

The three main goals for the program are:

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

There are multiple ways to become engaged with the LSAMP Program, below are some suggestions. For more information please contact LSAMP@uw.edu.


  1. Co-sponsor a student to conduct laboratory research
  2. Lead a discussion or presentation related to your discipline/research
  3. Design and lead a condensed lab experience (2 weeks) for a group of incoming freshmen as part of our STEM Bridge Program
  4. Write LSAMP into your career grant (we will provide a letter of support)
  5. Partner on research grant broader impacts


  1. Lead a facility/lab tour for a group of students
  2. Serve as a speaker during the academic year or at our annual LSAMP Conference
  3. Become a sponsor
  4. Provide materials for promotion
  5. Support internships or co-ops

Community and STEM Programs

  1. Partner on a STEM related initiative
  2. Cross promote STEM events and activities
  3. Co-sponsor a student for travel to regional and national conference