Indiana STEM Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation

The Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program assists universities and colleges in their efforts to significantly increase the numbers of students matriculating into and successfully completing high quality degree programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines in order to diversify the STEM workforce. Particular emphasis is placed on transforming undergraduate STEM education through innovative, evidence-based recruitment and retention strategies, and relevant educational experiences in support of racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in STEM disciplines: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders. 

The Indiana project team has developed an alliance that includes multiple universities where comprehensive, evidence-based, innovative, and sustained strategies will be implemented and ultimately result in doubling the graduation of well-prepared, highly-qualified students from underrepresented groups pursuing graduate studies or careers in STEM. Specifically, the Indiana STEM LSAMP (IN LSAMP) that consists of three research institutions: Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (lead institution), Indiana University Bloomington and Ball State University; two four-year regional universities: Indiana University Northwest and Indiana University South Bend; and Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis, will address the critical need of increasing the participation and advancement of underrepresented students in STEM disciplines through its comprehensive and holistic plan that is built upon the elements of the LSAMP Model (academic integration, social integration and professionalization). 

SEIRI Personnel: Kim Nguyen

Collaborators: Nassar Paydar (PI); Stephen Hundley; Patricia Lang; Pamella Shaw

Funding Organization: NSF Division of Human Resource Development

RFP: Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation

Grant Status: Current (12/15/2016 - 11/30/2021)

Award #1618408

Award Amount: $1,787,421

Recruitment flyer: view flyer
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