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UMBC Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)


UMBC LSAMP Experiences includes

Individualized Holistic Advising

Meet individually and in small groups with a member of the LSAMP staff to discuss academic, professional, and personal growth.


Learning Community

Co-construct conversations with your peers to build friendships, gain academic support, and connect ideas across STEM.


Research and Scholarly Activities

Partner with campus faculty to make intellectual contributions in your discipline. Present at national conferences.


Professional Development

Engage in workshops to expand knowledge of discipline and strengthen your skills as a scientist or engineer.


Wellness Sessions

Participate in a series of wellness activities to nurture your mind, body, and spirit. Consider the role of mindfulness in activities.


Student Leadership

Learn to support and advocate for others on campus and in the local, national, and global community.


Graduate School Preparation

Build on knowledge and skills as STEM students to increase interest in graduate education and careers that require graduate education.



Student Testimonials


Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program assists universities and colleges in their efforts to significantly increase the numbers of students matriculating into and successfully completing high-quality degree programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines in order to diversify the STEM workforce. Particular emphasis is placed on transforming undergraduate STEM education through innovative, evidence-based recruitment and retention strategies, and relevant educational experiences in support of racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in STEM disciplines: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders. The Meyerhoff Scholars Program is a key component to the implementation of LSAMP at UMBC.

The LSAMP Program at UMBC is funded through an award from the National Science Foundation (Award #1002566). Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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This Program is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 2207374.