Garden State - Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (GS-LSAMP)

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The Garden State – Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (GS-LSAMP) serves as a learning community to increase the retention, graduation and success among traditionally underrepresented minority students by expanding opportunities in STEM.

Program Description

The GS-LSAMP (Garden State - Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation) program aims at providing participating students with opportunities and resources in an effort to ensure student success in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) majors, as well as holistic educational experiences to effectively explore and succeed in STEM majors and careers.

Rutgers University-Newark is the proud leader of a 7 college, statewide alliance program to enhance the success of students in STEM fields. The program extends well beyond the confines of Rutgers and is recognized nationally for its success in adding diversity to the STEM fields, as well as helping students graduate and continue into rewarding careers!

GS-LSAMP Spotlight: Series of exceptional students who are driven and dedicated to the Garden State LSAMP

Emmanuel Barchue, Class of 2019

When I first started Rutgers - Newark, I had no idea that I would be pursuing a career in STEM education. As a matter of fact, it wasn’t until I was honored with a math tutoring position with GS - LSAMP at East Side High School that I made a commitment to pursue a career in teaching mathematics. I believe that the meaning of life is to find your gift and the purpose is to give it away. LSAMP helped me find my gift and now I believe it is my purpose to help others find their gifts through STEM education. I want to empower students through mathematics. I used to mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters at University Heights Charter School and I also volunteered with NJ PIRG. I now work with Rutgers Future Scholar as a math tutor for middle and high school students and I also tutor some of my friends here at Rutgers - Newark. I am a part of the Urban Teachers Education Program and a part of the LSAMP Student Club. All of these opportunities were made possible for me through my participation in LSAMP. I plan on pursuing my Masters in Special Education and Mathematics, and I am very hopeful towards my future as an Urban educator. I graduate with the class of 2019.


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What does GS-LSAMP assist with?
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The program creates a learning community that includes effective assistance with:

· Academic support for challenging STEM classes
· Assistance in obtaining paid research opportunities and internships
· Career Exploration and Advisement
· Stipend Support Available
· Research experiences nationally, and internationally
· Resources and information regarding financial aid for graduate school

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What conferences has GS-LSAMP hosted?
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9th Annual STEM Research Conference
Friday October 13th, 1000 Morris Ave, Kean University, 8am-3pm
Keynote Address: Dr. Jessica Ware, Department of Biology, Rutgers University--Newark

8th Annual STEM Research Conference
Friday October 7th, 126 College Ave., Busch Campus, 8am-3pm
Keynote Address: Secretary of Higher Education, Rochelle Hendricks

7th Annual GS-LSAMP Conference
October 9, 2015, Busch Campus Center, Rutgers-NB
Keynote Speaker: Dr. William A. Massey, Director, Conference for African American Researchers and Mathematicians, Princeton University

6th Annual GS-LSAMP Conference
October 3, 2014, Busch Campus Center, Rutgers-NB
Keynote Speaker: Senator Cory Booker

5th Annual GS-LSAMP Conference
October 11, 2013, Busch Campus Center, Rutgers-NB
Keynote Speaker: Dr. David Robinson, NJ Climatologist

4th Annual GS-LSAMP Conference
October 5, 2012, Busch Campus Center, Rutgers-NB
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Richard A. Lutz, Oceanographer and Marine Biologist, Director, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University

3rd Annual GS-LSAMP Conference

April 13, 2012, Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers University-Newark

2nd Annual GS-LSAMP Conference
April 1, 2011, Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers University-Newark

1st Annual GS-LSAMP Conference
April 8, 2010, Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers University-Newark

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Key Contacts

Jaquil White

RUN LSAMP Program Coordinator
Phone: (973) 353 3562 | Fax: (973) 353-5700
110 Warren StreetRoom 182
NewarkNew Jersey07102

Ask me about the LSAMP Program.