Responsibilities of OK-LSAMP STEM Scholars
OK-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.