LSAMP (STEM) Program

The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program  is a  National Science Foundation initiative aimed at increasing the  quality and quantity of students successfully completing  science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)  baccalaureate degree programs, and increasing the number of students interested in, academically qualified for and  matriculated into programs of graduate study. LSAMP supports sustained and comprehensive approaches that facilitate achievement of the long-term goal of increasing the number of students who earn doctorates in STEM fields, particularly those from populations underrepresented in STEM fields.   

As part of the KY-WV alliance, the University of Louisville has developed a program consistent with LSAMP goals. The program is administered through a collaboration between the Cultural Center and Health Science Campus Office of Diversity & Inclusion. The mission of the program is to help diversity the science, technology, engineering and mathematics  industries through efforts aimed at increasing the number of students earning baccalaureate degrees in these disciples. Program activities and resources focus on outreach, academic support, peer connections, undergraduate research experience, research presentation and conference attendance opportunities.  All majors in a STEM discipline are eligible to participate in the program.


  • Receive up to a $900 stipend each year
  • Access to conference and travel funding
  • Supplemental instruction or tutoring
  • KY-WV Annual Research Symposium attendance
  • Personal coaching from program staff and mentors
  • Access to personal and professional development workshops
  • Networking opportunities with STEM faculty and staff
  • Industry & facility tours in the Louisville area


  • Recruitment and retention
  • Research and experience
  • Transitional experiencees
  • Campus climate
  • Curriculum reform
  • Post graduate career aspirations
  • Role modeling


Campus Coordinator

Campus Coordinator

Kiana Fields
Campus Coordinator

Shannon Derkson
Student Assistant

Steven Obsorne
Business Partner II

Program Eligibility Requirements

2018-19 Program Application

 2017-18 Program Annual Report