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LS-LAMP

The Louis Stokes Louisiana Alliance for Minority Participation (LS-LAMP) is a comprehensive statewide coordinated program aimed at substantially increasing the number and quality of minority students earning baccalaureate degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) areas.

Effective January 1, 2001, the LS-LAMP Program entered a second five-year phase. Statewide goals for Phase II are to produce 1,470 minority SMET graduates per year by 2005 and to enroll at least 40% of these graduates into SMET graduate programs by 2003.

LS-LAMP Strategy centers on:

Enhancing and coordinating existing SEM pipeline activities at Louisiana institutions, supporting undergraduate student research activities, and introducing strategic statewide and regional academic and research activities to promote networking and technology exchanges.

The Alliance has a single clear goal and is composed of institutions with diverse missions all working toward this goal. Eleven institutions manage a variety of campus-based programs and participate in several statewide and regional projects. LS-LAMP continues the expansion of the State's SEM infrastructure and is one of several systemic initiatives and EPSCoR programs coordinated through the Louisiana Board of Regents.

Tulane University's primary role in the LS-LAMP program is to provide research opportunities to minority students. The Tulane LS-LAMP Scholars Program is an academic year program of directed research and training in research methods. Students work in their area of interest with university researcher mentors and present their research results at a national scientific conference.

LS-LAMP at Tulane University

As an institution ranked among the top 50 research universities in the nation, and one of the top graduate research universities in Louisiana, Tulane University is positioned to play an important role in meeting the statewide goals of LS-LAMP.

Tulane University's primary role in the LS-LAMP program is to provide research opportunities to minority students. Providing undergraduate opportunities to participate in scientific research is an effective means of motivating them to pursue graduate education and, ultimately, careers in sciences. This is the rationale for many of the undergraduate research programs offered through granting agencies and institutions of higher learning. Likewise, research opportunities targeted at minority undergraduates is an effective means of recruiting minorities into the sciences.

Questions or comments?

If you have any questions or comments about LS-LAMP or any of its programs, please feel free to contact us:

    310 Richardson Building
    Telephone: 504-314-7692
    E-mail: eroque@tulane.edu