UTSA and the Alamo Colleges have teamed up to create a STEM based program for their students.

In an effort to encourage STEM learning by minorities, a partnership has been formed between UTSA (University of Texas San Antonio) & the Alamo Colleges.  As part of the Louis Stokes program (created by Congress in 1991), the agreement aims to increase the percentage of minorities who earn STEM degrees.

The Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) CIMA Undergraduate Research Program pairs STEM-related faculty mentors from UTSA with some of the most erudite students at the Alamo Colleges.  Together, they conduct research for a variety of STEM projects.  The subjects of study include biology, chemistry, computer science, geological science, physics, and psychology.  The program benefits both sides, as mentors receive help with their research, and students get familiarized with a university setting while learning intricately about STEM material.

Participants worked around 40 hours a week, and received a stipend of up to $3000.  This summer’s 10 week program will end August 8th, but it will continue next year thanks to a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

 

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