Ohio State LSAMP Early Arrival Program

LSAMP Early Arrival Program

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The LSAMP STEM Early Arrival Program is a 5-day residential program that introduces incoming underrepresented minority students to opportunities in the STEM community by providing experiences to gain skills to work with faculty in laboratory settings;

Programming for the LSAMP STEM Early Arrival Program
Summer Courses

Problem Solving in STEM
This course is instructed by faculty from the Department of Mathematics. It is a mathematics for STEM applications course. It will help students succeed in their STEM disciplines and encourage them to learn math by providing a better understanding of why they learn the various skill sets in math. In addition to interactions with the instructor, the course uses the ALEKS online program, a web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and learning system that uses adaptive questioning to quickly and accurately determine exactly what a student knows and does not know. The program then instructs the student on the topics he/she is most ready to learn. This course is designed to benefit all participants, regardless of their previous math placement, scores, or experiences.

Integrated Sciences
This course is instructed by faculty from the College of Agriculture and Environmental Science and the Department of Chemistry. The purpose of this course is to provide research-enhanced laboratory and field experiences that encompass biological and physical sciences. Students will gain a greater understanding of how the different disciplines relate to each other and how interdisciplinary approaches strengthen the scientific discovery process. In addition to becoming familiar with the biology and chemistry laboratories, students will get to experience working at the Wetlands Research Park, a large-scale aquatic research facility on the Ohio State campus.

Academic Year Courses

Learning and Motivation: Strategies for Success in College (ES EPSY 1259)
Students will be required to complete an LSAMP section of 1259, a course offered through the Dennis Learning Center. This course helps students develop the academic beliefs and behaviors essential to success in college. More than just a study-skills course, ES EPSY 1259 helps students become strategic learners in their STEM courses. The 3-credit course is framed in educational psychology principles and research, and students learn both practical skills and the theory that supports them.