Miami University

The nationally recognized Miami University LSAMP program is a four-year scholars program with the purpose to significantly increase underrepresented minority student recruitment, retention, and attainment of STEM degrees from Miami University, subsequent graduate school and  entry into STEM careers. Jointly overseen by faculty and staff in the College of Arts and Science, the College of Engineering and Computing, the Farmer School of Business, and the College of Creative Arts, LSAMP welcomes underrepresented minority students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to participate in its program.

The LSAMP Program Includes:

  • Early Arrival Program for First Year Students
  • Academic Success Coaching
  • Free Tutoring & Weekly Study Tables
  • Supplemental Instruction
  • Faculty & Peer Mentoring
  • Career & Leadership Development
  • Financial Stipend
  • Stokes Scholars Living Learning Community
  • S.T.E.M. Student Organization
  • Undergraduate Research with Faculty, Forums & Conferences
  • First Year Research Experience Class 
  • Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Program
  • Participation in LSAMP Annual Conference
  • Graduate School Preparation 

For more information, please visit the Miami University LSAMP website page

Miami University LSAMP Receives Insight Into Diversity STEM Award

In August 2020, the Miami University LSAMP received INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine's Inspiring Programs in STEM Award for 2020.

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ICA Inclusive Excellence Award

The Office of the President, the Office of Institutional Diversity, and Intercollegiate Athletics recognize members of the Miami community who work to advance diversity and inclusion. On Wednesday, February 5, 2020, Miami Athletics honored the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation with an Inclusive Excellence Award for their everyday efforts in creating an inclusive environment at Miami University.

Program Highlights

  • 41 participants in the Early Arrival Program
  • 5 Scholars conducted undergraduate research
  • 2 LSAMP students studied abroad
  • 3 students had summer internships at GE Aircraft Engine (Cincinnati), NASA Glenn Research Center (Cleveland) and Danforth Plant Science Laboratory (St. Louis, MO).
  • 1 student was awarded best poster at the National LSAMP Conference in Indianapolis
  • 1 received a poster prize for her research poster at 2017 Cleveland Clinic Aspiring Physicians Conference. 

Acceptable Majors

  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Physics
  • Biology
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering Physics
  • Environmental Earth Science
  • Geology/Earth Science
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Microbiology
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • Zoology
  • Bio-Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • General Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Information Systems and Analytics  (Farmer School of Business)
  • Architecture (College of Creative Arts)

Personnel

Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging
Interim LSAMP Program Coordinator

Carolyn S. Craig, MBA, CDP, ACCQP

Program Director of Student Diversity Initiatives
LSAMP Program Coordinator

Breion Hawkins, MA

Associate Dean, College of Arts and Science
LSAMP Program PI

Steve Wright, PhD