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What is OK-LSAMP?

The Oklahoma Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (OK-LSAMP) Program
The Oklahoma Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (OK-LSAMP) is a collaborative initiative of 12 Oklahoma colleges and universities supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Our mission is to elevate the number of students from underrepresented backgrounds obtaining degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
OK-LSAMP focuses on enhancing the preparation and representation of undergraduates identifying as African American, American Indian, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander. We aim to facilitate a seamless transition for these students into advanced postgraduate studies or the STEM workforce.
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Benefits for Students

As OK-LSAMP Scholars, students embark on experiential learning journeys through research experiences spanning state-of-the-art labs and locations ranging from Oklahoma to Zimbabwe. The program offers a spectrum of personal, academic, and professional development opportunities throughout the year. Engaging meetings, symposiums, and workshops cover diverse and relevant topics crucial for student’s success, including finding compatible research mentors, honing presentation skills, developing posters, mastering conference and interview etiquette, navigating REU/internship applications, accessing international research experiences (iREU), preparing for graduate school, and more.

 

Program History

Originating in 1994 as OKAMP, Oklahoma's higher education institutions united to significantly boost the recruitment, enrollment, and retention of students historically underrepresented in STEM disciplines. In 2000, the U.S. Congress renamed the program in honor of retired Ohio Congressman Louis Stokes, a trailblazer responsible for establishing numerous minority-focused NSF and National Institute of Health (NIH) programs.

 

The OK-LSAMP Consortium

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Apply online nowto become an OK-LSAMP Scholar

Learn more about the program and what it can offer you while you're an undergrad at Oklahoma State or one of the other 11 Alliance Universities shown above. When you are ready to apply click the link below and follow the simple steps to become a part of the prestigious OK-LSAMP family of Scholars.


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Other OK-LSAMP information

OK-LSAMP Symposium - Student Presentation

News and Information

Learn what is going on within OK-LSAMP via news clips, newsletters and reports that detail program effectiveness.

News Reports Newsletters
OK-LSAMP Symposium

National LSAMP Institutions

See where national and state LSAMP departments are located. Alliance contacts and other information is also provided.

Alliance and national institutions National map
OK-LSAMP Symposium

Advisory Board

See the advisory board for OK-LSAMP here at Oklahoma State, as well as their various backgrounds and accomplishments in and out the department.

Board members
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