The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is a National Science Foundation-funded program with the purpose of increasing recruitment, retention, and graduation rates of underrepresented students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.
Students who participate in LSAMP have access to:
Students interested in applying for the LSAMP program need to meet the following criteria:
10 students are currently participating in the faculty mentoring program.
24 students received an LSAMP scholarship. Scholarships awards included: Community of Scholars, Academic Excellence, Professional Development, Emerging Leader, Research and Mentorship, and Student of the Year.
Janelle Jackson won first place at the Illinois LSAMP Undergraduate Research Symposium in spring 2017. Her research is entitled “Role of the nematode homolog of the mechanoreceptor PIEZO2 (pezo-1) in proprioception.”