LSAMP

WHAT IS LSAMP?

The LSAMP (the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation) program is a program that is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to: (1) increase the number of minority undergraduates who graduate in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields; and (2) increase the number of ALL students who earn Ph.D.s in STEM fields. 

Why should I join the LSAMP program?

You should join the LSAMP program if you wish to: (1) join a community of fellow classmates, faculty and administrators who will help you excel in your course work at Fairleigh Dickinson University; (2) participate in special academic programs for STEM majors; and (3) participate in research and internships in STEM fields.

Why should I continue being in the LSAMP program?

You should continuing being in the LSAMP program if you wish to: (1) earn money by tutoring students in subjects that you excel in; (2) earn money by mentoring students in non-academic matters that influence academic progress; and (3) participate in research and internships in STEM fields.

What connections can I make in the LSAMP program?

Being in the LSAMP program will connect you with LSAMP Scholars, faculty, and administrators from other colleges and universities in New Jersey and possibly other colleges and universities in other states of the nation.  LSAMP Scholars are also given priority for financial assistance for Master’s and Doctorate degrees in participating universities.

Does the LSAMP program have partnerships?

The LSAMP program has partnerships with departments within Fairleigh Dickinson University (such Career Development and EOF) and outside of Fairleigh Dickinson University (such Operation Wallacea).

Can I apply to be in the LSAMP program?

If you are an undergraduate student and a United States citizen or permanent resident who is majoring or will be majoring in a STEM field you may apply.  Please click here to print and mail or email an application to mcclary@fdu.edu.

Please download the application by clicking here.

What is the GS-LSAMP program?

The GS (Garden State) LSAMP program is an alliance of 9 colleges and universities in central and northern New Jersey that creates a larger STEM community that exists at any one institution of the alliance.  The Participating colleges and universities are: Bloomfield College, Essex County College, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Kean University, Montclair State University, New Jersey City University, Rutgers University (Newark), Rutgers University (New Brunswick), and William Patterson University.  

Does the LSAMP program have any upcoming events?

Biodiversity Conservation in the Tropics - Summer Research Opportunities

Operation Wallacea is a network of academics from European and North American universities, who design and implement biodiversity and conservation management research programs. In 2012/13 the expeditions are operating in 11 countries: Indonesia, Honduras, Egypt, Cuba, South Africa, Mozambique, Madagascar, Peru, Guyana, Romania, and Mexico. Research is supported by students who join the program to strengthen their CV or resume, gain course credit, or collect data for a dissertation or thesis. Academics benefit from funding for high quality fieldwork enabling them to publish papers in peer reviewed journals. This model enables the collection of large temporal and spatial datasets used for assessing the effectiveness of conservation management interventions. Ian Hendy, an Operation Wallacea supported PhD student studying mangrove ecology in Indonesia, will be speaking at Fairleigh Dickinson University on Monday, October 3rd from 12-2pm in the Wilson Auditorium to anyone interested in hearing more about Operation Wallacea and summer research opportunities in the tropics.

Can I contact someone in the LSAMP program?

For academic issues:

Dr. Marion McClary

201-692-2606

mcclary@fdu.edu

For non-academic issues:

Mrs. Nestle Caparas

201-692-2330

caparas@fdu.edu

Mrs. Margaret Campo

201-692-2391

mcampo@fdu.edu

Who are the LSAMP program coordinators?

Dr. Marion McClary

LSAMP Program Principal Investigator

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Co-Director, School of Natural Sciences

Mrs. Christine Bravo

LSAMP Program Grant Officer

Sponsored Programs Associate, Grants and Sponsored Projects