Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)

Texas A&M University System Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (TAMUS LSAMP), funded by the National Science Foundation, is part of a national initiative to increase the number of underrepresented minority students successfully completing high quality degree programs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines and to encourage students to matriculate into graduate programs.

Five LSAMP awardees will receive a stipend of $1,250 per semester for a total of $2,500 per academic year. Students will be eligible for up to $500 to cover research related expenses or travel to a conference. Each student will be expected to participate a minimum of 180 research hours split between Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 and to present their research results at the TAMUS Student Pathways Symposium (Fall 2016), TAMUG Student Research Symposium (Spring 2017)  and/or other professional conference. A maximum of one student application per Faculty member will be considered (under exceptional circumstances such as a collaborative project or a limited number of Faculty sponsors, more than one student per professor may be considered). Selection of students will be based on meeting the eligibility criteria listed below, the quality of the narrative, and letters of support from the Faculty sponsor.

 Congratulations!

16-17 LSAMP Scholars

Arthur Branch MARB '17

Arianna Bartlett MARB/MARF '18

Giovanni Madrigal MARB/MARF '17

Jackson Martinez MARB/MARF '17

Victoria Sharp MARB '17

 

'15 - '16 LSAMP Scholars

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Aimee Cook (MARB '16)
Adrian Gardner (MARB '15)
Victoria Sharp (MARB '17)
Allissa Rodriguez (MARB '15)
Emily Williams (MARF '16)

To be eligible, the student must:

  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Be a Sophomore, Junior or Senior (not graduating prior to May 2017)
  • Be African-American, Hispanic American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Native Pacific Islander
  • Be registered full-time
  • Have an Overall GPA > 2.7 (TAMUG)
  • Demonstrate intention to pursue graduate school (in application narrative)
  • Intend to graduate from TAMUG
  • Be available to work >10 hours/week on the project during the academic year
  • Have a Faculty sponsor

Faculty sponsor must agree to:

  • Assist the student in developing a meaningful research project
  • Provide a high impact learning experience
  • Provide laboratory space (field work is also acceptable), equipment and supplies
  • Meet with the student on a regular basis to monitor project progress
  • Assist student in all aspects of the preparation of a poster and oral presentation (i.e., including data analysis and interpretation)
  • Promote student co-authorship on resulting publication(s), as appropriate

Benefits to the LSAMP student:

  • Engage in a meaningful research experience
  • Enhance communication and leadership skills
  • Gain graduate school preparation
  • Build a professional network through TAMUG Faculty sponsorship and lab groups
  • Become a LSAMP Peer Mentor
  • Potential for a peer reviewed publication(s)
  • Belong to a Community of Undergraduate Research Scholars and Fellows

LSAMP NEWS

  • Congratulations to our 2016 TAMUG graduates in Marine Biology (Aimee Cook) and Marine Fisheries (Emily Williams)! 
  • On April 26-27, 2016 the 2016 Student Research Symposium was hosted by Texas A&M University – Galveston. Congratulations to our TAMUS LSAMP scholars, Victoria Sharp (MARB  ’17), Aimee Cook (MARB ’16) and Emily Williams (MARF  ’16), for successfully presenting their research. Special congratulations goes to Victoria Sharp for being selected 1st place for Marine Biology and 3rd place Overall for Undergraduate poster presentations.
  • On April 21-22, 2016 the 2016 Texas A&M University System Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (TAMUS LSAMP) Symposium was hosted by Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi. Congratulations to our TAMUS LSAMP scholars, Victoria Sharp (MARB  ’17), Aimee Cook (MARB ’16) and Emily Williams (MARF  ’16), for successfully presenting their research. Special congratulations goes to Victoria Sharp for being selected 3rd place among 26 poster presentations from LSAMP scholars representing Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi and Prairie View A&M University.
  • Congratulations to our 2015 TAMUG graduates in Marine Biology (Adrian Gardner and Allissa Rodriguez)!