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USM Alliance

The University System of Maryland Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program is a partnership between the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), University of Maryland, College Park (UMD-CP), and University of Maryland, Eastern Shore (UMES). Towson University and Frostburg State University serve as affiliates and engage in USM LSAMP activities throughout the year.

STEM students across the Alliance are provided the opportunity to engage in academic and professional development programming across campuses, secure funded research opportunities, and attend national and international conferences.

On-campus Advising

At UMBC, UMD-CP, and UMES, there are professional staff available to support your engagement with scientific research and professional development. At UMBC, you may set-up 20-30 minute advising sessions with the LSAMP Project Coordinator. They are located inside of the Math/Psychology building in room 219 and can be contacted at: lsamp@umbc.edu.

Graduate School and Professional Development Workshops

USM LSAMP students engage in workshops that focus on achieving academic success, strengthening STEM identity, attaining research opportunities, presenting research, maintaining self-care, and pursuing graduate study.

USM LSAMP Research Program

The USM LSAMP Research Program funds a limited number of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) undergraduates to complete research each semester or over the summer. To learn more, visit: https://lsamp.umbc.edu/usm-lsamp-research-program/

National and International Conferences

Each year, members of the Alliance travel to conferences throughout the United States and abroad. Recently the USM Delegation has traveled to the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) and the Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions (LACCEI) International Multi-Conference for Engineering, Education, and Technology.