ARK-LSAMP

Arkansas Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

Arkansas Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (ARK-LSAMP) aims to increase the number of under-represented minority students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) areas.

The scholarship is funded by the National Science Foundation and is a collaborative alliance of nine Arkansas institutions that have a goal of increasing the pool of baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degree graduates in STEM disciplines in Arkansas’ workforce.  

The scholarship includes membership in the LSAMP Learning Community and enrichment opportunities.  We provide in-depth advising and mentoring, and opportunities to take courses with other outstanding STEM students, attend STEM workshops, seminars, and field trips, and live together in the STEM Scholars apartments.  We promote undergraduate research and internships, and presentations at conferences.

The LSAMP program requires in-coming freshmen to attend an expenses-paid  Summer Academy before their first fall semester.   This  is a six-week program that offers the necessary skills and knowledge to help in-coming freshmen make a seamless transaction to college.

Contact:

Deidra Coleman, Ph.D., Coordinator
Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science

Email: dcoleman@philander.com

Samar Swaid, Ph.D., Research Mentor
Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science
Chair, Division of Natural and Physical Sciences

Email: sswaid@philander.edu

LaTonya Jackson, Research Mentor
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology

Email: ljackson@philander.edu

Jocelyn Moore, Research Mentor
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology

Email: jocelyn.moore4@gmail.com

 

HBCU-UP

Historically Black College and Universities - Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) 

Supported through the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) is committed to enhancing the quality of undergraduate STEM education and research at HBCUs as a means to broaden participation in the nation's STEM workforce by increasing the number of minorities graduating from an HBCU with degrees centered on careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

Contact:

Philander Smith College Coordinator & Project Manager
Frank James, Ph.D.
Department of Mathematics, Division of Natural and Physical Science
Email: fjames@philander.edu

Chantia Hickman
HBCU-UP Project Manager
Email: chickman@philander.edu