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Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

LSAMP Program

The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is a grant awarded to five institutions in the Pacific Northwest region, with the University of Washington as the lead institution.

The purpose of LSAMP is to increase the recruitment, retention, and graduation rate of underrepresented students in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

Program Goals

The three main goals of the program include:

  1. increasing the number of STEM bachelor degrees granted to URM students by 10% per year;
  2. increasing the percentage of bachelor degrees granted in STEM to URM students who transfer from community colleges to 40%, and doubling the number of degrees granted to URM STEM transfer students; and
  3. providing workshops and services to ensure that 95% of LSAMP-affiliated students are exposed to information about graduate school preparation.

Points of Pride

13
institutions

122%
increase in bachelor’s degrees granted to URM STEM students since 2009

118%
increase in number of URM STEM enrollments since 2009

731
degrees awarded to URM STEM students in 2014-2015

2,395
URM community college STEM enrollees in 2014-2015

36%
of all PNW URM STEM bachelor degrees were awarded to transfer students in 2012-2013

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The Pacific Northwest Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation is made possible through the National Science Foundation grant.