Since 1993, the University of Texas System Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) has sought to increase the number of underrepresented minority students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM careers). The alliance has also encouraged these individuals to earn Baccalaureate degrees and pursue a graduate education in the state of Texas through valuable research opportunities.
We are extremely proud of our accomplishments to date but realize the tremendous challenge that lies ahead if we are to truly broaden participation in STEM. Tough challenges call for tough goals and actions. We recognize that undergraduate research is a high impact practice but remains one of the best kept secrets in the UT System. Consequently, we have decided to quadruple the number of students that will participate in undergraduate research sponsored by our Alliance. To accomplish this, we have created a number of new programs including SCUBA, which will engage community college students in coral reef research in the Caribbean sea, and KITE, which will allow for the exchange of summer undergraduate researchers with partnering out-of-state Alliances.
These are exciting times for LSAMP. We invite you to explore this site and get in touch with us.
Benjamin C. Flores, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Undergraduate Studies
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PI, UT System Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation
The UT System LSAMP program is funded by the National Science Foundation grant number HRD-1202008 and HRD-1826745. Funding for the Bridge to the Doctorate projects is provided by NSF grant numbers HRD-0832951 (BD 2008-2010), HRD-0929727 (BD 2009-2011), HRD-1139929 (BD 2011-2013), HRD-1301858 (BD 2013-2015), and HRD-1810898 (BD 2018-2020).
UT System LSAMP Program
The University of Texas at El Paso
500 W University Ave.
El Paso, Texas 79968