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.

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 Bridge Program: Students participate in a 3 week long program, introducing them to Ohio State and the STEM field.

  • Faculty Mentoring Program: Students are paired with faculty in their field of study who provide mentorship and guidance through the first 2 years.

  • 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 acadmic, professional, and social support.

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

  • Professional Development Opportunities: Students attend workshops and presentations on topics including resume building, interview skills, and networking.

  • Undergradaute 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: To encourage, promote and retain minority students in STEM fields by hosting events for LSAMP scholars.

Ohio State LSAMP Scholars attend GEM Grad Lab

Five Ohio State University Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) scholars (pictured: Ansley Watkins, Heaven Sorrells, Jessica Ezeji, Ric'Kell Holmes, and Briana Brooks) 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