Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)

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The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is an initiative funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) which is intended to double the number of African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Alaska Native and Pacific Islander students receiving baccalaureate degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in a five-year period.

In Minnesota, the LSAMP program is called the North Star STEM Alliance (NSSA), which is a partnership of fourteen Minnesota colleges and universities and three community organizations committed to supporting underrepresented minority students earning bachelor’s degrees in STEM fields.

Core Ideas of the Alliance

  • Develop strong connections to tutoring, mentoring and study group support
  • Engage students to professional opportunities and scientific professional societies
  • Connect faculty, students and professionals in STEM

On the Morris campus there are multiple ways we support our North Start students. We help provide access to academic support and prepare you for graduate school through research opportunities, workshops and travel to professional conferences along with alliance wide events such as the North Star STEM Alliance Research Symposium.

Learn more about the Alliance-wide initiative »

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Research Opportunities

The North Star STEM Alliance (NSSA) supports our students to seek out undergraduate research opportunities here at Morris and beyond. These are opportunities to engage with faculty on their research during the summer and sometimes during the fall and spring semesters.  We try and find research opportunities in a wide range of areas.

We encourage you to refer back to this site often to see if there are any Morris research opportunities for NSSA students. Also please check the Undergraduate Research Section on the Alliance's website for research opportunities beyond Morris.

NSSA Summer Research at UMN Morris

NSSA is pleased to offer the opportunity of undergraduate research on the Morris campus for summer 2019.

Summer research with UMN Science and Math faculty includes a stipend $1500 for five weeks of research plus a housing allowance of $350 or $3000 for ten weeks and $700 for housing. Travel expenses are included for projects that require travel including international travel.

Please consult with UMN Science and Math faculty you may be interested in working with and with Assoc. Prof. Joseph Alia, LSAMP coordinator for Morris campus for application guidelines and materials or apply through the application link on the UMN Morris LSAMP webpage



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