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Undergraduate Research Program

Program Components

Participating students will focus on activities that will enhance their preparation for Ph.D. studies in science, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Program activities are designed to ensure that each LSAMP Research Scholar:

  • Participates in a project of original research and acquires the skills required to communicate the outcomes in written and oral formats [written thesis, publication(s) in peer-reviewed journal(s), presentation(s) at national scientific conferences, presentation at departmental seminar or other on-campus program functions];
  • Receives intense advising, mentoring, and academic support necessary to become a confident and successful graduate student; and
  • Achieves competitive scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) general & subject tests to support acceptance into a high-quality Ph.D. program.

Eligibility Criteria 

Must be LSAMP eligible with an active application (New/ Continuing). Click HERE for more information.  

Course Description

The LSAMP Undergraduate Research Training Program is a year long commitment. This research training program is designed to prepare students for entry level research positions either on campus or within a company. Students will be trained on proposal and budget development, oral and poster presentation skills, and more importantly on hands-on research in their field of interest. Students will be participating in all three components throughout the academic year. Also during the course of this program, students will be expected to apply to national or international summer research programs or internships to further expand their skill set. Please note this course does not satisfy any program requirements for any of the STEM majors. This class is graded credit or no credit.

LSAMP Research Objectives

  • To continue to enhance student interest in research and careers in STEM, as well as enhance the global awareness of competitive CSU-LSAMP students.
  • To increase the number of students who are admitted to graduate programs and obtain doctoral degrees in STEM.
  • To document, disseminate, and replicate, undergraduate intervention models that increase access to, and success in, baccalaureate degree production in STEM fields and facilitate undergraduate admissions to STEM graduate programs. 

Student Expectations

  • Attend all meetings throughout the year
  • Complete all the necessary assignments throughout the year
  • Apply to summer research programs or internships
  • Participate in research project throughout the year.
  • Participate in the Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium