The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (NYC – LSAMP) is an alliance of 17 CUNY Colleges and the CUNY Graduate Center. The LSAMP program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in collaboration with the City University of New York (CUNY.) The LSAMP’s goal is to substantially increase the number of underrepresented minority students pursuing and graduating with Baccalaureate Degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
The LSAMP program recruits students and pairs them with faculty mentors either at Hostos Community College or at other CUNY colleges. LSAMP scholars conduct research under the supervision of CUNY faculty and receive stipend support during their participation. For the past three years, the LSAMP program, in collaboration with the OAA, the C-STEP program, the Natural Science, and mathematics Departments, at Hostos CC, have organized a STEM Students Research Presentation in the fall semesters. During these poster presentations, students get the opportunity to present to the Hostos community the products of their research activity, receive feedback from faculty and staff, and network with other students and faculty mentors. LSAMP Scholars have also had the opportunity to participate in research training at Brookhaven National Labs and NASA labs during the winter session and during the summer months.
During the academic year, LSAMP scholars are selected to participate in local, regional, and national conferences where they showcase their research projects through poster presentations and oral presentations. An international component of the LSAMP program includes LSAMP Scholars conducting research abroad in the summer. Over the last seven years, over 100 students have participated across CUNY. Some of the countries they have traveled to include Netherlands, Brazil, Sweden, Ghana, Colombia, China, South Africa and Italy. Travel expenses and housing are covered and students receive a stipend for their participation.
Past NYC Alliance scholars include Dr. Flor Henderson, Dr. Clara Nieto-Wire, Dr. Moise Koffi, professor Dorcely, and Mr. Adjiwanou Gbagba.
For more information about the LSAMP Program, please do not hesitate to contact me Adjiwanou Gbagba at:
Telephone: 718 518 6859
Fax: 718 518 6829