Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation
About the Program
Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is a grant overseen by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Its purpose is to build practices to promote retention and recruitment for underrepresented populations, particularly in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math fields.
This program is aimed at increasing the quality and quantity of students successfully completing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) baccalaureate degree programs, and increasing the number of students interested in, academically qualified for and matriculated into programs of graduate study particularly those from populations underrepresented in STEM fields.
Facilitated Study Groups
Facilitated Study Groups (FSGs) offer an open source location where students seeking additional academic instruction can find Faculty Facilitators and Peer Facilitators to help them explore course content and to practice essential skills presented in their classes. This is the eighth year that FSGs have been in practice at Wentworth.
LSAMP funding provides stipend money for 8-10 chosen AMP scholars for outstanding participation in the Wentworth community. AMP Scholars meet monthly to discuss what they have been doing within the community as well as participate in workshops around research skill development, faculty mentoring, and graduate school applications.