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The Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is an honors program funded by the National Science Foundation. It is named after former Ohio Congressmen Louis Stokes who worked tirelessly to establish the program. Miami LSAMP is part of the Ohio LSAMP Alliance including 11 Ohio universities and community colleges. 

At Miami University, LSAMP is jointly overseen by faculty and staff in the College of Arts and Science, the College of Engineering and Computing, the Farmer School of Business, and the College of Creative Arts. The program started in the Fall of 2014 with 17 students and continues to grow every year.

LSAMP’s goal is to increase the number of well-prepared underrepresented STEM graduate students and STEM workers of the future. LSAMP welcomes underrepresented students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to participate in its program. The program includes:

  • Early arrival program for entering first year students (not required to participate in LSAMP during the academic year)
  • Monthly meetings on topics of interest
  • Weekly study tables
  • Opportunities for on-campus and off-campus research, career development and leadership
  • Financial support for participating in undergraduate mentored research
  • Course advising and personal assistance in other areas that may affect academic performance and retention in STEM.
  • Participation in the statewide LSAMP conference
  • A stipend for active participants each term
  • The Stokes Scholars Living Learning Community (optional)

Additional Opportunities for LSAMP Eligible Students:

  • ​Students Together Empowering Minorities (STEM), a student organization empowering students by organizing and funding corporate tours, study nights, game nights and outreach to the community.
  • Stokes Scholars Living/Learning Community (Residence Hall), encourages academic excellence, mutual social support and community engagement as students transition to Miami's Oxford campus.

For more information, please see the LSAMP FAQ page or contact Kim Collins at or 513-529-3695 (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays).

LSAMP Student Highlight

Alison Tuiyott

Alison Tuiyott

I'm from Cincinnati, Ohio with a major in Statistics and Analytics. I have used the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program to mentor other college students and help guide them through the challenges of college. Before I was an intern at the Center for Analytics and Data Science at Miami's campus, I was a tutor at the Rinella Learning Center. I also became President of StatHawks, a statistical student organization on campus. In my free time, I enjoy to sing in Miami University Gospel Singers.

Kendra Soler

Kendra Soler

I am from Columbus, OH and attended Groveport Madison High School. I am majoring in Architecture. LSAMP is great program that keeps me involved in my studies and the community and has introduced me to lifelong friends. At Miami, I am also involved in the University Honors Program, AIAS, APX Professional Fraternity, Adopt-a-School, the Culinary Association, and I am a student ambassador for the Diversity Affairs Council.

Dalton Howell

Dalton Howell

I am from Wooster, a small town in Ohio. I am majoring in Microbiology and Pre-Med. This fall, I have been involved with LSAMP by attending their weekly study tables and their early arrival program during the summer. I also got involved with a research lab in the biology department working with different kinds of arachnids and during the spring I will be starting my own research.

Chares (Tre) King

Charles (Tre) King

I am a mechanical engineering major from Cincinnati, Ohio. I have been a part of LSAMP since August, where I participated in the Early Arrival Program. LSAMP has been an outstanding source for my academic success. I have learned about how to reach out to faculty and how to be more of a leader. I am the secretary for Black Student Action Association, I am also a member of the Miami University Gospel Singers, and Bridges Scholars.

Alexander Igwebuike

Alexander Igwebuike

I am a first year student from Reynoldsburg, Ohio, majoring in Chemistry. I participated in the 2017 LSAMP Early Arrival Program and have attended every LSAMP meeting. I am also a member of the small faith group at St.Mary's Church.


Afua Addo

Afua Addo

Hi! My name is Afua Addo and I am from Fort Wayne, Indiana. I went to Homestead High School before coming to Miami University. I am a biology major with a co-major in pre-med, and I am so grateful to be a part of the LSAMP program! I attend the weekly study tables and the monthly meetings, as well as completing the requirements for the program as a first year student. I also talk to prospective students interested in STEM majors who could possibly attend Miami University next year. I’m involved with LSAMP, BSAA, was on the Miami Gymnastics Team first semester and hope to be involved in even more.


Bethany Owoeye

Bethany Owoeye

My name is Bethany Owoeye, and I’m from Centerville Ohio. I’m a first year at Miami University. I have been participating in LSAMP ever since the early arrival program in August. I really appreciate the study tables and opportunities that LSAMP has provided. While the study tables give help with certain subjects I may be struggling in; they also provide a time to relax and study with others. During my time at Miami I also participate in MUGS (a gospel group), BSAA (black student initiative), and ASU (African student program). 



The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is a program of the National Science Foundation to assist underrepresented minority student recruitment, retention, persistence, and attainment of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) degrees. 

Learn more about the LSAMP program at Miami

About 10 diverse students working on computers during study tables.

As part of Miami's LSAMP program, students participate in weekly study tables, assisted by a faculty member in a STEM field. 

To learn more, visit Miami's LSAMP website.

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As part of Miami's LSAMP program, first-year students arrive to campus early to begin building relationships with other students in the program and get a head start in transitioning to college. 

To learn more, visit the Miami LSAMP website.