About the LSAMP Program

Overview

The Ohio State University LSAMP program, housed in the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, focuses on providing educational, professional, and career development opportunities for underrepresented students in STEM disciplines. Through collaborations with academic colleges, student support offices campuses, and industry partners OSU LSAMP increases the number of OSU underrepresented students graduating with STEM degrees. OSU LSAMP is a part of the Ohio LSAMP Alliance and is founded by the National Science Foundation. More information about the alliance can be found here.

 History

Congressionally mandated in 1991, the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program is named after Louis Stokes, a congressman from Cleveland, Ohio. The LSAMP program assists universities and colleges in diversifying the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce through their efforts at significantly increasing the numbers of students successfully completing degree programs in STEM disciplines. Particular emphasis is placed on transforming STEM education through innovative recruitment and retention strategies and experiences in support of groups historically under-represented in STEM discipline: African-Americans, Alaskan Natives, American Indians, Hispanic Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders. Each LSAMP grant establishes an alliance that will work to significantly increase underrepresented student success in STEM fields.

 

Staff

Russell Morrow, M.Ed

Program Coordinator

morrow.307@osu.edu

(614) 292-0284

331 Hale Hall