Ohio State LSAMP

The Ohio State LSAMP

Congressionally mandated in 1991, the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program is named after Louis Stokes, a congressman from Cleveland, Ohio.

The 2020 Ohio LSAMP Conference

In an effort to keep our communities safe and following university coronavirus (COVID-19) protocols, this event has been canceled.

The 2020 Ohio LSAMP Conference, The Future is STEM: Diversifying the Leadership Pipeline | April 10-11, 2020 | The Blackwell Inn and Pfahl Conference Center

What we do

The Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) of the National Science Foundation assists universities and colleges in their efforts to increase underrepresented minority student recruitment, retention, persistence, and attainment of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degrees.

Activities and opportunities include:

  • STEM Early Arrival Program: Incoming freshmen participate in a 5-day residential boot camp, introducing them to Ohio State and building skills in mathematics and science.
  • Faculty Mentoring Program: Students are paired with faculty in their field of study who provide mentorship and guidance through the first two years of college.

  • Peer Mentoring Program: Students are paired with upperclass LSAMP students, who provide mentorship and peer support.

  • Academic Success Coaching: Students meet regularly with LSAMP staff for academic, professional, and social support.

  • Free Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction: Students receive tutoring and academic support in a variety of subjects.

  • Professional Development Opportunities: Students attend workshops and STEM industry trips.

  • Undergraduate Research and Internship Opportunities: Students have access to research and internships throughout the academic year and over the summer

  • STEM Conferences: Student attend state, regional, and national LSAMP STEM conferences.

  • Ohio State LSAMP Student Organization: Students host and attend workshops and social events.

Ohio State LSAMP Scholars attend GEM Grad Lab

Five Ohio State University Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) scholars (pictured: Ansley Watkins, Ric'Kell Holmes, Briana Brooks, Heaven Sorrells, and Jessica Ezeji) attended the 2019 GEM GRAD (Getting Ready for Advanced Degrees) LAB at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, September 27-28, 2019.

Read more about GEM Grad Lab