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.

LSAMP 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.

Ohio State LSAMP News

First-Year LSAMP Scholars Engage in Virtual Early Arrival Program

The first ever virtual LSAMP Early Arrival Program took place from August 16-21, 2020. Throughout the week first-year LSAMP scholars had the opportunity to engage in study skills and problem-solving workshops, lunch-and-learn sessions, and daily team building activities.

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Ohio State LSAMP Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)

For 10 weeks, seven LSAMP Scholars undertook various virtual research projects under the supervision of a faculty research mentor at The Ohio State University, University of Chicago, or Case Western Reserve University

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Ohio State LSAMP Scholars attend GEM Grad Lab

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Activities and opportunities

  • 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.