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. 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 prepared many students for continuing 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 LSAMP programs in the nation.
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: