The CSU Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, or CSU-LSAMP, is an NSF-funded program intended to support underrepresented students and others facing barriers to success in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
Each of the CSU campuses has a CSU-LSAMP program that offers an array of activities and services designed to improve retention and graduation of undergraduate students in STEM. Cal Maritime joined CSU-LSAMP in 2013. Since that time, our program has worked to guarantee better success and retention rates for URM students in STEM disciplines and encouraged all members to continue their STEM education through workforce development and post-graduate studies.
Students majoring in Engineering disciplines (ME, MET, and FET), Marine Transprotation (MT), and Oceanography (starting in Fall 2020) are eligible and encouraged to apply.
To be eligible to participate in CSU-LSAMP, students must:
Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident;
Be enrolled at a participating campus in an undergraduate major in a STEM discipline or have expressed an interest in pursuing a STEM baccalaureate degree;
Be an individual who has faced or faces social, educational, or economic barriers to careers in STEM.
Although the project's goals and anticipated outcomes are stated in terms of improving URM participation in STEM, it is important to emphasize that CSU-LSAMP does not limit participation to URM students.
Students must apply to be LSAMP participants annually.
Applications for 2019-2020 are now open, as space in LSAMP permits.
Completed applications can be submitted to Dr. Frank Yip (Faculty Building, Room 207) or with Gaema Obenchain in the SEAS Center (Lab Building, first floor).
Click here for the (electronically fillable) LSAMP application (PDF file).
CSU-LSAMP is funded through the National Science Foundation (NSF) under grant #HRD-1826490 and the Chancellor's Office of the California State University