The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and named after former Cleveland US Representative Louis Stokes, who served as a leading figure in the United States Congress in matters concerning civil rights, equality, and social and economic justice.

The mission of the IINSPIRE LSAMP Alliance is to diversify science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce by increasing the number of STEM baccalaureate and graduate degrees awarded to populations historically underrepresented in these disciplines: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders.

The Iowa State University (ISU) Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (ISU IINSPIRE LSAMP) Program is part of the Iowa Illinois Nebraska STEM Partnership for Innovation in Research and Education (IINSPIRE) which is an alliance among 16 two-year and four-year colleges and universities working together to attract the states’ growing underrepresented minority (URM) population into STEM fields and to attract students from other regions to STEM education opportunities in Iowa, Illinois, and Nebraska.

For more information, visit our IINSPIRE LSAMP Alliance Webpage.