The mission of IN LSAMP is to increase the quality and quantity of students from historically underrepresented (URM) populations receiving Bachelor degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. To accomplish this, we focus on promoting student success by engaging students early in their academic career with undergraduate research, building a community of faculty mentors at our campuses, designing professional development activities for students, and supporting academic persistence through graduation with our network of peer mentors and tutors.

We focus on:

  • strengthening URM students’ academic preparation
  • increasing engagement with their STEM discipline
  • retaining students in STEM majors to graduation
  • transitioning students from community college to four-year institution
  • preparing students for STEM careers and graduate school through professional development


IN LSAMP formed in 2016 with an award from the National Science Foundation, HRD 1618-408. The alliance consists of six institutions of higher education in Indiana – Ball State University, Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana University Northwest, IUPUI, Indiana University South Bend, and Ivy Tech Community College. IUPUI Chancellor Nasser Paydar serves as the Principal Investigator (PI) for the program. There are three Co-PI’s, alliance director, project manager, campus coordinators (minimum of one on each campus) and other program staff. The alliance comes together with a single shared goal of doubling the number of STEM Bachelor degrees earned by URM students at each campus.

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Assessment Institute in Indianapolis

We would like to extend to you and your colleagues an invitation to join us for the 2021 Assessment Institute, held virtually, October 24-27, 2021. We are pleased to offer complimentary registration to attend the virtual Assessment Institute to all member of the higher education community,

This is our way of supporting colleagues who are facing travel-related concerns or restrictions and resource constraints in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information on registering for the Assessment Institute click here.