STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Professional play a vital role in meeting challenges presented nationally and internationally. Whether the concern is food production, finding cures to diseases, advancements in technology, global warming or energy production, the impact of STEM Professionals are crucial in overcoming barriers and providing solutions.
To address this need, the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program was initiated by the National Science Foundation. The program is designed to greatly increase the number of professionals in STEM fields from minority groups who are traditionally underrepresented. “LSAMP is committed to the development of highly competitive STEM students from historically underrepresented minority populations - African-Americans, Hispanics, Americans Indians, Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders - from pre-college through post-baccalaureate levels at our nation's colleges and universities”.