The Nutmeg State Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) will bring together the four regional public comprehensive universities in the State of Connecticut with the primary goal of increasing the number of STEM graduates from underrepresented minorities (African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, Alaskan Natives, and Native Pacific Islanders) at each institution by at least 20% per year over the five years of the grant.
Each campus will use best practices from other LSAMP programs to create campus-based structures that address three main areas for the students in the program: success in gateway mathematics and science courses, financial need, and creation of a sense of belonging and self-identity as a STEM scholar. The four campuses will come together as a cohesive LSAMP alliance through shared research seminars, social events, collaborative project-based learning, and the sharing of best teaching practices through faculty development workshops.
Benefits of the LSAMP Program
Summer Bridge Program
First-Year Learning Communities
Tutoring and Peer Mentoring