The Houston-Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Scholars Program (H-LSAMP) is a National Science Foundation supported program in the College of Science and Engineering at Texas State University. Structured as a community of scholars, H-LSAMP is designed to substantially increase the number of students graduating with baccalaureate degrees in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics, particularly students from diverse backgrounds.
Texas State's H-LSAMP formal program enriches each scholar’s university experience through faculty mentoring, undergraduate research and internships, academic and career conferences, peer tutoring, interdisciplinary learning opportunities, and individualized support. Scholars also form the core of the Collaborative Learning Center, helping fellow students in peer-to-peer collaborative learning in STEM.
"NSF supports curiosity-driven, transformative science. And we do this in an inclusive environment that supports women and men at the beginning of their careers, especially with LSAMP and our Graduate Research Fellowships Program. Both of these programs have provided mechanisms for increasing the participation of women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans in science and engineering.
It is widely recognized that STEM fields are the primary drivers of American competitiveness in an increasingly global economy. Research shows that more than half of U.S. economic growth over the last 50 years has resulted from improved productivity brought about by STEM-led innovations.
NSF believes we all need to open the door wider to a greater number of untapped populations, giving all the nation's citizens a shot at participating in the technological revolutions that are transforming our economy. NSF is proud to support LSAMP because it does that -- and does it well. NSF celebrates the fact that LSAMP has been writing its own legendary success story for 25 years."