What is LSAMP?


The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is a NSF-funded program that aims to support inclusion and diversity in STEM, significantly increasing the numbers of underrepresented minority* (URM) students enrolling in and successfully completing high quality degree programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. LSAMP has been active at the four-year level since the early 1990's, helping over 500,000 minoritized scholars graduate with bachelors degrees in STEM through establishing advising and academic support systems, research pipelines, and a network of STEM professionals dedicated to a more inclusive STEM community of students, researchers, and professionals. CSU is the home institution of the Colorado-Wyoming Alliance for Minority Participation, and LSAMP is active at most Colorado colleges and universities.
Learn more about LSAMP (CO-WY AMP): http://www.coamp.colostate.edu/what.shtml
Red Rocks is part of the Metro Denver STEM Alliance (MDSA), which is one of several community college Alliances in the US.  Red Rocks works closely with ACC, CCA, CCD, and FRCC to build upon existing STEM programs and support URM STEM students through holistic academic, career, and transfer coaching, industry visits, STEM-focused transfer events (to visit undergraduate research labs, etc.), and more.  Each college in the Alliance has a Navigator working 1:1 with students, and working to develop relationships with four-year institutions to facilitate future research pipelines, and strengthen transfer pathways. If students are LSAMP scholars at the Community College level, they are already considered to be in the LSAMP pipeline as they transfer to finish their B.S. and beyond.