Research experiences are a key component of successful persistence in undergraduate STEM programs. LSAMP students successfully serving as peer mentors (or committing to in the future) will have opportunities to become LSAMP Research Scholars and to work side-by-side with a STEM faculty on an original research project, and be eligible to receive financial support. The IN LSAMP Project Coordinator at Ball State will work closely with students to match faculty research mentors and projects with LSAMP eligible students. The faculty-student team may receive some funding for research supplies and travel. Upper-level LSAMP Research Scholars will be encouraged to apply to undergraduate research programs at other universities to broaden their experiences and networks. AND if you are thinking about graduate school, LSAMP Research Scholars are eligible for the NSF Bridges to Doctorate Program.