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Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)

The State University of New York (SUNY) LSAMP program seeks to diversify the STEM workforce by significantly increasing the numbers of students successfully completing high quality degree programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. 

Particular emphasis is placed in support of groups that historically have been underrepresented in STEM disciplines: African-Americans, Alaskan Natives, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Pacific Islanders.

If you are interested in the program, please complete an application.

Eligible STEM Majors

SUNY LSAMP at UB provides both support and enrichment activities for its students who are majoring in or intend to major in the following STEM disciplines: 

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biophysics
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Environmental Design
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Studies/Science
  • Geological Sciences
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Materials Science
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Neuroscience
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Physics/Mathematical Physics
  • Statistics/Biostatistics

The LSAMP program is not funded to support students declaring majors in pre-medicine, pharmacy, nursing, or allied health sciences.

See the NSF Crosswalk for a complete list of eligible STEM majors.

Support Services and Enrichment Activities

  • Group and individualized tutorial assistance is available to UB LSAMP students at no cost, in a variety of STEM courses
  • Paid research and/or industrial internship opportunities are provided during the fall and spring semesters
  • Students can apply for the UB LSAMP Summer Research Internship Program that provides a paid, 10-week intensive research experience with UB faculty
  • UB LSAMP students are offered the opportunity to attend workshops and conferences to assist in their career development and preparation for graduate school 

Eligible Students

  • Full-time undergraduates majoring in a STEM discipline at UB
  • GPA 2.8 or better (students below 2.8 have one year to improve their grades to 2.8)
  • Demonstrate an interest in research in a STEM discipline
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • LSAMP supports broadening participation from groups that have been historically underrepresented (African American, Latino/a, American Indians, Native Pacific Islanders, etc.) in STEM disciplines
  • Must be active LSAMP student to be eligible for paid internships

Summer Research Internship Program

The SUNY LSAMP summer program is a 10-week intensive National Science Foundation (NSF) summer research experience for undergraduates who have completed a minimum of 30 credits, have a GPA of 2.8 or greater and have demonstrated serious research interest in a STEM discipline.