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LS-LAMP student application
Thank you for taking the time to consider applying for the Louisiana Tech University Louis Stokes Louisiana Alliance for Minority Participation (LS-LAMP) program. LS-LAMP is a comprehensive, statewide, coordinated program aimed at substantially increasing the number and quality of minority students enrolling in and completing baccalaureate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and subsequently going on to pursue graduate studies in STEM disciplines.
Through this program you will be provided opportunities to participate in academic research, community service, and mentoring. You will be partnered with two mentors: one to oversee your research project and one to aid in your professional development. In addition to mentoring, establishing a peer network, and participating in research, selected students will also receive a stipend.
To be eligible for the program, students must:
- Have a background that is underrepresented in STEM-related fields.This includes students who are African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American, and Pacific Islander.
- Be a US citizen or legal permanent resident
- Must be a full-time undergraduate student at Louisiana Tech University
- Be enrolled in an undergraduate major in a STEM discipline or have an interest in pursuing a STEM baccalaureate degree
- Be an individual who has faced or faces social, educational, or economic barriers to careers in STEM
- Complete the Louisiana Tech LS-LAMP Student Application
As a student in the program you will be expected to:
- Meet the research expectations assigned to you by your mentor. Depending on your mentor and the project this may average 5-10 hours of work per week.
- Meet with your program mentor monthly to discuss progress in research, course work, and long-term goals.
- Attend a research seminar at least once per quarter (schedules for seminars taking place on campus will be provided).
- Attend required state-wide LS-LAMP meetings
- Attend quarterly Louisiana Tech LS-LAMP meetings
- Present at the annual LS-LAMP conference
- Participate in a community service or outreach activity each quarter.
- Maintain a notebook that describes research, mentoring, seminars, and meetings that can be shared with program coordinators
Please complete the application by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 16. We will begin arranging a process for pairing mentors and mentees and notify you of our decisions by Friday, Sept. 3.
This work is made possible through a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant through the Louisiana Board of Regents and led by Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge.