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 Ohio State University STEM community.

If you are accepted into the LSAMP program, you will be expected to participate in the early arrival program which will take place from August 16 – August 21, 2020, and yearlong programming activities.

Programming for the LSAMP STEM Early Arrival Program
Summer Courses (Note: More information will be posted on mathematics and science courses offered.)

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.