Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

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The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program is a project sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the California State University.  Its goal is to broaden participation in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology (SMET) disciplines and contribute to the national agenda to increase the number of underrepresented minorities receiving baccalaureate degrees in STEM disciplines. To be eligible, a student must be an individual who has faced or faces social, cultural, educational, or economic barriers to careers in STEM.

CSUB-LSAMP consists of two main components: Academic Workshops, and LSAMP Research Component.


These are mandatory-attendance workshops for CSUB students supporting lower-division courses in Chemistry and  Mathematics.  They are offered every quarter at CSUB.

The supported courses are:

  • CHEM 211 & 212
  • MATH 191, 192, 201, & 202


The purpose of the LSAMP Research Component (RC) is to prepare minority students in Science, Mathematics, Engineering, or Technology (SMET) research areas so that students (a) understand the research process, and (b) become ready for extramural summer research internships leading to graduate school. For more information, click here.


Admitted students to CSUB.

Declared Majors in any of the following:

Students must be members of a group that has traditionally been undeserved in higher education and faces social, cultural, educational, or economic barriers to careers in STEM. Underrepresented ethnic groups are

  • Hispanic or Latino-Americans

  • African-Americans

  • Native American or Aleuts

  • Pacific Islanders

Having passed the ELM requirement.

A recommendation letter from a science or math teacher.

A transcript from your current school.

Questions? Contact us!

Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation
c/o Professor Javier Trigos
Department of Mathematics
California State University,

Bakersfield, CA 93311
Tel (661) 654-2031


nsflogoCSU-LSAMP is funded through the National Science Foundation (NSF) under grant #HRD-1302873 and the Chancellor's Office of the California State University. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation or the Chancellor's Office of the CSU.


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Date last edited 11/05/2012