North Carolina Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

The North Carolina Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (NC-LSAMP) seeks to increase the quality and quantity of students successfully completing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) baccalaureate degree programs.

The program also strives to raise the number of students interested in, academically qualified for, and matriculated into programs of graduate study. NC-LSAMP provides program activities designed to increase recruitment, retention and degree attainment among student populations historically underrepresented in STEM fields. North Carolina A&T State University serves as the lead institution of the Alliance and is comprised of eight (8) University of North Carolina System institutions:

NC-LSAMP Alliance Goals and Objectives

The NC-LSAMP project implements research-based best practices as well as innovative program initiatives to achieve the following goals:

  • Increase the pool of competent underrepresented graduates with STEM bachelor's degrees;
  • Promote retention and baccalaureate degree attainment in STEM academic programs; and
  • Increase the number of students who matriculate into STEM graduate programs.

NC-LSAMP Annual Research Conference

Through presentations at the NC-LSAMP Annual Research Conference, students develop a deeper understanding of their research and essential presentation and critical reflection skills, laying a solid foundation for graduate thesis defense.

Student Development Workshops

Student development workshops expose participants to a variety of topics that enhance their undergraduate experience and broaden exposure to the STEM workforce. Workshops also provide opportunities to develop nonacademic skills which help facilitate success as STEM undergraduates and the transition to graduate school.

NC-LSAMP Administrative Staff

For additional information, please contact us at or 336-285-2650.

Dr. Beryl McEwen, Provost and Principal Investigator

Juanda Johnson-Taylor, M.S., Interim Director

Dionne Wells, B.A., Program Assistant