Upstate Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (ULSAMP)

The Upstate Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (ULSAMP) was formed to attract and maximize the number of potential students from underrepresented populations, specifically African-American, Latino American and Native American (AALANA) students in Upstate New York who are enrolled in the STEM fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The ULSAMP program is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, and is formed by an alliance of seven Upstate colleges and universities: Clarkson University, Cornell University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Syracuse University, Monroe Community College and Onondaga Community College. The program works to increase recruitment and the subsequent graduation rate of both first-time freshmen and transfer students by enhancing academic experiences and opportunities.

The mission of ULSAMP is to develop the next generation of innovators and grow a workforce highly qualified for a knowledge-based economy that is representative of our nation’s demographics. This is accomplished by tapping into the rich potential of our targeted students through valuable and engaging experiences, including internships, scholarships, fellowships, faculty and peer mentoring, research, and other activities and events.

For more information about the CSTEP and ULSAMP programs, please contact the CSTEP office at 315-498-2352 or stop by the office in the Coulter Library, Room 222. Applications for the program are available at the CSTEP office in Coulter Library. Once the CSTEP office has received the ULSAMP application, the CSTEP office will contact the student to schedule an interview as a final step to determine the student’s eligibility for ULSAMP.