Photo from Richard Redus
LSAMP students from UALR at the Arkansas LSAMP Annual Research Conference
Arkansas Louis Stokes Alliance for MinorityÂ Participation (ARK-LSAMP) aims to increase the number of under-represented minority students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) areas.
The scholarship is funded by the National Science Foundation and is a collaborative alliance of nineÂ Arkansas institutions that have a goal of increasing the pool of baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degree graduates in STEM disciplines in Arkansasâ€™ workforce. Â
The scholarship includes membership in the LSAMP Learning Community and enrichment opportunities. Â We provide in-depth advising and mentoring, and opportunities to take courses with other outstanding STEM students, attend STEM workshops, seminars, and field trips, and live together in the STEM Scholars apartments. Â We promote undergraduate research and internships, and presentations at conferences.
The LSAMP program requires in-coming freshmen to attend an expenses-paid Â Summer Academy before their first fall semester. Â ThisÂ Â is a six-week program that offers the necessary skills and knowledge to help in-coming freshmenÂ make a seamless transaction to college.