Virginia/North Carolina Alliance for Minority Participation

The Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program is a national initiative sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The programs two aims are to increase the quality and quantity of students successfully completing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) baccalaureate degree programs and to expand the number of students interested in academically qualified programs of graduate study. To achieve this goal, alliances are formed between collegiate universities.

The Virginia-North Carolina Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation VA/ NC LSAMP program at University of Virginia (UVA) is dedicated to increasing the number of African American, Hispanics, and Native Americans pursuing a degree in STEM field

   Alliance Partners
  • University of Virginia
  • Bennett College for Women
  • Elizabeth City State University
  • Johnson C. Smith University
  • George Mason University
  • St.Augustine's College
  • Piedmont Virginia Community College
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

   VA-NC LSAMP Objectives at UVA

The goal of UVA's LSAMP program is to increase significantly the number of STEM baccalaureate degree awarded to students from underrepresented populations in STEM fields during the period of the Phase 1 grant. In order to accomplish this goal, UVa will achieve the following:

  1. Increase the number of students from underrepresented populations in STEM fields enrolling in CLAS and Engineering who are interested in pursuing a STEM degree
  2. Increase the number of students from underrepresented populations in STEM fields declaring STEM majors
  3. Increase the number of students from underrepresented populations in STEM fields who earn a baccalaureate degree in a STEM field

   VA-NC LSAMP Activities at UVA

Including, but not limited to:

Advertise Program High school Community College Visitation Network
Pre-application Peer Mentors

High school-College Transition
Peer/Faculty Counseling
Academic Tutoring/Counseling
Pre-Engineering Programs
University Orientation
Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)/Research Institutes

Fall and Spring Faculty-Mentored Research
Seminars/Exchange Programs
Graduate School Preparation
Officer Distance Learning
Faculty Development
Externship Program (Project View)
Internship Program
Study Abroad
Field Trips

   LSAMP Program Eligibility

To be eligible for participation in the VA-NC LSAMP students must:
  1. Express an interest in STEM disciplines such as: Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Elect/Comp Engineering, Material Science, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Astronomy, Biology (All Depts.), Chemistry, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Physics and Statistics
  2. Enroll at University of Virginia or any other participating institution. Or be a graduating high school senior.
  3. Be African American, Hispanic or Native American

If you are interested, please contact:

   LSAMP Co-Principal Investigator UVA

Center for Diversity in Engineering
School of Engineering
351 McCormick Road, D111 Thornton Hall
Phone: (434) 924-0604
Fax: (434) 924-7774

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