LSAMP first general meeting of 2016-17
The CSU Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, or CSU-LSAMP, is an NSF-funded program intended to support underrepresented students and others facing barriers to success in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
Begun in 1993-1994, CSU-LSAMP is an alliance of the 23 campuses of the California State University (CSU) system dedicated to encorporating a unified approach to broadening participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Cal Maritime's joined CSU-LSAMP in 2013, representing the 23rd campus and making the alliance complete across the CSU system and one of the largest LSAMP programs in the nation.
Each of the CSU campuses has a CSU-LSAMP program that offers an array of activities and services designed to improve retention and graduation of undergraduate students in STEM.
Although the project's goals and anticipated outcomes are stated in terms of improving URM participation in STEM, it is important to emphasize that CSU-LSAMP does not limit participation to URM students or provide URM students preference in admission.
CSU-LSAMP is funded through the National Science Foundation (NSF) under grant #HRD-1302873 and the Chancellor's Office of the California State University