The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is a program supported by the National Science Foundation. The program is a multidisciplinary, comprehensive, undergraduate program designed to increase substantially the quantity and quality of minority students receiving baccalaureate degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines and, subsequently, to increase the number of minority students entering graduate school who obtain doctoral degrees in STEM fields supported by NSF.
The Northeast LSAMP (NELSAMP) is an alliance comprised of five institutions: the Universities of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Northeastern University, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. NELSAMP has developed and shared best practices and educational opportunities to provide our LSAMP students with both proven interventions, such as mentoring and undergraduate research opportunities, and emerging interventions with high potential for success.
The program is designed to implement and enhance programs that encourage and support students in the STEM fields. Support is offered in the form of research opportunities, pre-college and college academic preparation, and graduate school programs. Each partner institution participates in Alliance-wide activities and offers project activities at its own campus.