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

LSAMP Program

PNW LSAMP logoThe Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is a grant awarded to five institutions in the Pacific Northwest region, with the University of Washington (UW) 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).

The three main goals of the program are:

  1. To increase pathways to college for underrepresented minority students while strengthening their interest in pursuing STEM careers.
  2. Create a culture and community of success for underrepresented minority STEM majors on four-year college campuses to improve retention and graduation rates.
  3. Expand opportunities for underrepresented minority STEM majors to participate in campus-based and national undergraduate research experiences.

Alliance Pride Points

Point of pride: 13 institutions.

Point of pride: 122% increase in bachelor's degrees granted to URM STEM students since 2009.

Point of pride: 118% increase in number of URM STEM enrollments since 2009.

Point of pride: 731 degrees awarded to URM STEM students in 2014-2015.

Point of pride: 2,395 URM community college STEM enrollees in 2014-2015.

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


National Science Foundation logo

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