The CSU Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, or CSU-LSAMP, is a program intended to support underrepresented students and others facing barriers to success in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.  CSU-LSAMP is funded through the National Science Foundation (NSF) under grant #HRD-1826490 and the CSU Office of the Chancellor.

Initiated in 1993, CSU-LSAMP is an alliance of the 23 campuses of the California State University (CSU) system dedicated to incorporating a unified approach to broadening participation in STEM disciplines and continues to prepare many students for ongoing careers and graduate school studies in STEM.  Cal Maritime joined CSU-LSAMP in 2013 as the program's 23rd participating campus, making the alliance complete across the CSU system and one of the largest and most vibrant LSAMP programs in the nation.

collage of LSAMP students

CSU-LSAMP's overall goal for the project is to contribute to the development of a STEM workforce which is broadly inclusive, globally competitive, and prepared to participate at the frontiers of science. Specifically, CSU-LSAMP aims to:

  • Enhance the academic and professional preparation of CSU-LSAMP participants, most of whom are students from underrepresented minorities (URM), for careers in STEM
  • Further improve persistence and graduation rates for CSU-LSAMP participants
  • Increase aggregate production of STEM degrees awarded by the CSU to URM students
  • Increase the number of CSU-LSAMP students who advance to STEM graduate study
  • Document, disseminate, and replicate undergraduate intervention models that increase access to, and success in STEM baccalaureate degree programs and facilitate admissions to STEM graduate programs


LSAMP Coordinator/Faculty

Dr. Frank Yip
Faculty Office Building 207

(707) 654-1723