Indiana University South Bend (IUSB) 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. IU South Bend is strongly committed to implementing various activities that will foster growth and success of URM students to achieve the LSAMP goals.
To achieve alliance goals, IUSB LSAMP 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:
• Conference Participation
• Degree Mapping
• Faculty Mentored Research
• Peer Mentoring
• Math and English Boot Camps
• Internships and REU Opportunities
• Professional Development Opportunities
These activities will assist students in developing the skills and learning strategies that will support their success as they navigate college. Students who are selected as LSAMP scholars will receive stipends for their active participation as tutors, peer mentors, high school ambassadors and undergraduate researchers. Hopefully, these efforts will lead to an increase in the number of URM students who successfully complete STEM baccalaureate degrees, an increase in enrollment in STEM fields and in the number of URM students going for graduate studies and into the STEM professional workforce.
There are many benefits to becoming a member of IN LSAMP:
IN LSAMP Scholars attending the IN LSAMP Annual Conference, October 19, 2018