Faculty, Industry and Community Partnerships
- 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:
- To increase the number of STEM bachelor degrees granted to URM students by 10% per year.
- To increase the percentage of bachelor degrees granted in STEM to URM students who transfer from community colleges to 40%, and double the number of degrees granted to URM STEM transfer students.
- Provide workshops and services to ensure that 95% of LSAMP-affiliated students are exposed to information about graduate school preparation.
There are multiple ways to become engaged with the LSAMP Program, below are some suggestions. For more information please contact LSAMP@uw.edu.
- Co-sponsor a student to conduct laboratory research
- Lead a discussion or presentation related to your discipline/research
- Design and lead a condensed lab experience (2 weeks) for a group of incoming freshmen as part of our STEM Bridge Program
- Write LSAMP into your career grant (we will provide a letter of support)
- Partner on research grant broader impacts
- Lead a facility/lab tour for a group of students
- Serve as a speaker during the academic year or at our annual LSAMP Conference
- Become a sponsor
- Provide materials for promotion
- Support internships or co-ops
Community and STEM Programs
- Partner on a STEM related initiative
- Cross promote STEM events and activities
- Co-sponsor a student for travel to regional and national conference