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LSAMP Offers Opportunities for Undergraduate Research

NSF’s LSAMP program is a multidisciplinary program aimed at undergraduates interested in pursuing a career in science, engineering, technology, or mathematics.  Each LSAMP alliance consists of several academic institutions working together toward the shared goal of increasing the number of people from underrepresented minorities who are achieving success in the U.S. science and engineering workforce. 

Currently there are 30 LSAMP alliances all across the nation, with a total of about 400 partner institutions.  LSAMPs bring together public and private institutions that are Majority schools (many from the top tier of research institutions), historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), Hispanic serving institutions (HSIs), Tribal colleges, and community colleges. 

Many LSAMP undergraduates are engaged in laboratory research on college and university campuses and in national laboratory facilities.  This exposure not only gives them research experience; it also allows them to develop long-lasting relationships with faculty mentors, provides valuable contacts across a network of other students and researchers at quality research establishments, builds confidence, and clarifies their career goals.  As of 2003, some 200,000 LSAMP participants had earned more than 22,000 baccalaureate degrees.  And a growing number of graduates of the alliances are opting to pursue graduate education.  Thousands of young people are finding this program to be the ideal “fast track” to a cutting-edge science or technical career. 

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