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 scholarship 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. Supported students will be strongly encouraged to apply to the Undergraduate Research Scholars ProgramEach student will be expected to participate a minimum of 180 research hours split between Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 and to present their research results at the TAMUS Student Pathways Symposium (Fall 2017), TAMUG Student Research Symposium (Spring 2018) 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.

 Applications for '17-18 LSAMP Scholars are now open!

Click on the links below to access the '17-18 LSAMP Scholar application:

17-18 LSAMP [PDF]   17-18 LSAMP [.docx]

DEADLINE for application submission is

SEPTEMBER 22, 2017

For inquiries please contact Dr. Liz Borda at undergradresearch@tamug.edu or 409-740-4542.

2016 - 2017 LSAMP Scholars

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Left to Right: Giovanni Madrigal (MARF/MARB '17), Jackson Martinez (MARF/MARB '17), Arthur Branch, III (MARB '17), Victoria Sharp (MARB '17), Arianna Bartlett (MARF/MARB '18)

'15 - '16 LSAMP Scholars

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Left to Right: Victoria Sharp (MARB '17, far left), Aimee Cook (MARB '16), Emily Williams (MARF '16)
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Adrian Gardner (MARB '15)
Allissa Rodriguez (MARB '15)
 

To be eligible, the student must:

  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Be a Sophomore, Junior or Senior (not graduating prior to May 2018)
  • Be African-American, Hispanic American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Native Pacific Islander
  • Be registered full-time
  • Have a strong interest in engaging in Faculty sponsored research (in application narrative)
  • 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
  • If you are graduating Fall 2017, you much be engaged in continuing research from AY 16-17 (limited funds available).

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
  • Potential for a peer reviewed publication(s)
  • Belong to a Community of Undergraduate Research Scholars and Fellows

TAMUG LSAMP NEWS

2017

  • Congratulations to our 2017 TAMUG graduates in Marine Biology (Arthur Branch, III) and Marine Fisheries/Marine Biology (Jackson Martinez)! 
  • On April 18-19, 2017 the 2017 Student Research Symposium was hosted by Texas A&M University – Galveston. Congratulations to our TAMUS LSAMP scholars, Victoria Sharp (MARB  ’17), Giovanni Madrigal (MARF/MARB ’17), Jackson Martinez (MARF/MARB '17), Arthur Branch, III (MARB '17) and Arianna Bartlett (MARF/MARB ’18) for successfully presenting their research. 
  • On March 02-03, 2017 the 2017 Texas A&M University System Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (TAMUS LSAMP) Symposium was hosted by Prairie View A&M University. Congratulations to our TAMUS LSAMP scholars, Victoria Sharp (MARB  ’17), Giovanni Madrigal (MARF/MARB ’17), Jackson Martinez (MARF/MARB '17), Arthur Branch, III (MARB '17) and Arianna Bartlett (MARF/MARB ’18) for successfully presenting their research. Special congratulations goes to Arianna Bartlett for being selected 3rd place among poster presentations from LSAMP scholars representing Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi and Prairie View A&M University.

2016

  • 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.

2015

  • Congratulations to our 2015 TAMUG graduates in Marine Biology (Adrian Gardner and Allissa Rodriguez)!