New York City Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (NYC-LSAMP)

The National Science Foundation has awarded funding to the City University of New York to increase the number of historically and currently underrepresented Native American, African American, Hispanic/Latino and Pacific Islander students graduating with degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Specifically, the NYC Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (NYC-LSAMP) provides training and academic support to students in STEM majors and prepares students for graduate studies and STEM careers.

At Brooklyn College, the NYC-LSAMP program presents a new model of early intervention, allowing students as early as freshman year to receive academic advising, attend workshops and receive faculty and peer mentoring.

To fulfill the mission of the program, NYC-LSAMP supports two levels of student participation focused on undergraduate research: LSAMP-Apprentice and LSAMP-Fellows Programs.

Contact Information

Lesley Davenport, Professor, Chemistry
344 Ingersoll Hall Extension
P: 718.951.5000, ext. 2825

The Brooklyn College campus with a view of the Library and East Quad


LSAMP-Apprentice Program—Freshman Year

LSAMP-Apprentices are recruited during the freshman year, and successful students are selected to participate in the LSAMP-Seminar, “Introduction to STEM Research,” offered in the spring semester.

LSAMP-Fellows Program—Sophomore Year

The competitive LSAMP-Fellows Program matches successful student applicants with faculty mentors to conduct laboratory research in their second year, for which they receive a $3,000/year fellowship award.

Brooklyn. All in.