Responsibilities of OK-LSAMP STEM Scholars

SWOSU OKAMP-SMETOK-LSAMP STEM, the Oklahoma Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology, was formed in 1992 as a consortium of 27 colleges and universities.  The Alliance shares a goal with the National Science Foundation -- to increase the supply of underrepresented minority citizens holding a degree in STEM-related fields and prepared to pursue post-baccalaureate graduate training prior to entering the STEM-based workforce.  The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education sponsored a pilot Summer Bridge Program in 1994.  This served as a successful prototype for what is presently the multifaceted OK-LSAMP STEM Program now sponsored by the National Science Foundation.  At present, there are 27 other LSAMP's throughout the country.

You were chosen as an OK-LSAMP STEM Scholar because you met or exceeded these selection criteria:

  • Standard eligibility requirements
  • Minimum cumulative or graduation/retention GPA of 3.0
  • Full-time student in an approved STEM field and concentration/specialization/emphasis
  • Able to participate in and contribute to program activities
  • Demonstrated a serious interest in pursuing investigative studies and a graduate level degree in STEM
  • Demonstrated a desire to promote and further the efforts of OK-LSAMP STEM and the NSF-LSAMP program in your community

Specific Requirements for Continued Support:

  • Maintain minimum cumulative or graduation/retention GPA of 3.0 and satisfactory progress towards expected academic goals.
  • Continued active participation in the program including:
  • Active faculty-supervised research (required after completion of 60 credit hours) and research reports
  • Active in required graduate school preparation activities, such as the portfolio classes or other assignments by OK-LSAMP, (required after completion of 75 credit hours)
  • Submission of required reports
  • Active participation in departmental scholarly activities, seminars, etc.
  • Serve as group leader or other peer-mentoring activity, on request, at least one semester
  • Regular class attendance
  • Remain in eligible STEM field
  • Retain full-time status
  • Supply a copy of your grade report at the end of each semester
  • Provide a current course schedule at the beginning of the semester
  • Submit immediately any drop and add change
  • Promote and further the efforts of OK-LSAMP STEM and the NSF-AMP program by acknowledgement in appropriate publications and at public events.