University of Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati LSAMP site provides an educational environment to meet the three goals, academic integration, social integration, and professionalization of the LSAMP program. Students from Arts & Science, Allied Health, and the College of Engineering and Applied Science participate in the program.

All LSAMP Scholars participate in the Dr. Edward N. Prather Summer Bridge Program, a seven-week residential program that seeks to enhance their academic preparedness for the freshman year.  The scholars are required to participate in a series of academic year student success activities and programs

All LSAMP Scholars are offered the opportunity to live together in University’s Impact House for the freshman year.  Scholars are required to participate in STEM related community engagement activities during the summer bridge and the academic year. 


Dear LSAMP Community:

On behalf of the University of Cincinnati (UC), I wanted to welcome you to the online home for the University of Cincinnati office of the Ohio Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (OH-LSAMP) program. The scholarship program is funded by the National Science Foundation. OH-LSAMP aims to increase the number of under-represented minority students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) areas.

The University of Cincinnati is honored to participate in the Ohio LSAMP Alliance. We are striving to increase the number of students earning bachelors, masters, and doctoral degree graduates in STEM disciplines in the Ohio labor workforce.  

In addition to first-year scholarship, we offer professional development and research opportunities for our students.  We provide in-depth advising and mentoring, and opportunities to take courses with other outstanding STEM students, attend STEM workshops and seminars.

In order to participate in the LSAMP program, incoming freshman are required to participate in the Dr. Edward N. Prather Summer Bridge Program. The summer bridge program is a seven-week residential program that offers the necessary skills and knowledge to make a seamless transaction to college while taking first year courses.  LSAMP students receive a scholarship to assist with cost of room and board. For more information on the LSAMP program please feel free to reach to me at whitney.gaskins@uc.edu or via phone at (513) 556-5898.

Yours in STEM,

Whitney B. Gaskins

Principal Investigator, UC (OH-LSAMP) Alliance

Assistant Dean, Office of Inclusive Excellence and Community Engagement

University of Cincinnati

LSAMP Scholar 2018 Graduate/Physics

Madelyn Leembruggen

Leembruggen is no stranger to the term ‘busy.’ A double-major in Physics and Mathematics, she has spent the last four years setting an academic pace that has led her to earn numerous scholarships, honors distinctions, scholarly publication, induction into Phi Beta Kappa and a 4.0 GPA. Her Physics advisor and Assistant Professor-Adjunct Richard Gass says, “Madelyn will make an exceptional theoretical physicist…she is simply one of the best students I have ever had.”

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Program Highlights

Awards

Presidential Leadership Medal of Excellence 
Eleanor Hicks award from the College of Arts & Sciences
C-Ring Women's Leadership Award (Finalist)
Learning Commons Peer Tutor Mentor
University Honors Program Ambassador
College of Arts & Sciences Ambassador

Fellowships

Ford Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowship
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Graduate Admissions Offers

University of Washington, University of Michigan, Tufts University, UC Berkeley, Harvard, and MIT 

Scholar Highlight

Amanuel T. Haile, University Honors Program
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry
Minor: Health Education
Certification: Minority Health

Scholarships

Sarah Blank Greenholz Scholarship   
Niehoff Presidential Scholarship
Stecker Fellowship

Acceptable Majors

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Architecture Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Studies
  • Geology
  • Math
  • Neuroscience

Personnel

Assistant Dean, College of Engineering & Applied Science
LSAMP Coordinator

Whitney Gaskins, PhD

Director, Diversity and Access

Marilyn Kershaw