The overall goal of the National Science Foundation’s Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LAMP) program is to assist universities and colleges in diversifying the nation’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce by increasing the number of STEM baccalaureate and graduate degrees awarded to populations historically underrepresented* in these disciplines.

Louisiana’s LAMP program, the Louis Stokes Louisiana Alliance for Minority Participation, is a comprehensive, statewide, coordinated program comprised of 34 institutions, including Louisiana Tech University. The alliance is led by Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge. The LS-LAMP Program at Louisiana Tech University focuses on helping scholars navigate their STEM degree programs by providing a nurturing and smaller environment within our larger university through individualized mentoring, professional development, research training, and preparation for graduate school programs. Scholars join a small community of like-minded STEM students who share similar goals and are motivated to succeed. In addition to participating in program activities, all LAMP Scholars also engage in undergraduate research and community service.

* African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders

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