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   LSAMP first general meeting of 2016-17



LSAMP at Cal Maritime

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.


To be eligible to participate in CSU-LSAMP, students must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident;
  • Be enrolled at a participating campus in an undergraduate major in a STEM discipline or have expressed 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.

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.

Students must apply to be LSAMP participants annually.


Applications for 2018-2019 are now open, as space in LSAMP permits.

Completed applications can be submitted to Dr. Frank Yip (Faculty Building, Room 207) or with Gaema Obenchain in the SEAS Center (Lab Building, first floor).


Click here for the (electronically fillable) PDF LSAMP application.



CSU-LSAMP is funded through the National Science Foundation (NSF) under grant #HRD-1302873 and the Chancellor's Office of the California State University


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