Ball State University is pleased to be an alliance member of IN Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP).  Since the award’s inception in 2016, we have been committed to the goal of doubling the number of STEM Bachelor’s degrees over the next five years earned by historically underrepresented students.

Students attended 2018 IN LSAMP Annual Conference

IN LSAMP Annual Conference, 2018

To achieve alliance goals, Ball State University implements the following cohesive high-impact practices to increase the retention rate of first-year full-time students in order to increase STEM degree attainment:

  • Excel Summer Bridge Programs
  • Early Start Summer Bridge Program: Power into Math Option
  • First -Year Math and Chemistry Tutoring
  • Peer Mentoring First Year Students
  • Faculty Mentored Research
  • Conference Attendance, Presentation, and Travel
  • Internships & REU Experiences and Opportunities
  • Professional Development Opportunities through collaboration with the Career Center

There are many benefits to becoming a member of IN LSAMP:

  • Belong to a community of peer mentors, scholars, faculty, and administrators who will help you thrive on campus
  • Learn about upcoming STEM events on your campus
  • Connect with mentors and career development professionals
  • Present your research at the annual conference poster competition
  • Build a network of STEM professionals for your STEM career