National Science Foundation LSAMP Alliance Institution

Hawkeye is proud to be a National Science Foundation LSAMP institution. What does that mean? It means Hawkeye is part of a community of peers, mentors, faculty, and administrators who help underrepresented students excel in STEM fields.

LSAMP (Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation) is a partnership among 16 two-year and four-year colleges and universities in the Midwest. Together, these schools work together to broaden diversity among students in the areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).

Hawkeye’s affiliation with LSAMP gives students access to internships, paid research opportunities, and more. As an Alliance institution, Hawkeye’s goal is to help remove the barriers impeding student progress and success in STEM fields. Learn more about the LSAMP Alliance.

Criteria for LSAMP participants:

  • U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident coming from an underrepresented minority group (African-American, Latino, Native American, or Pacific Islander/Alaskan Native)
  • College GPA of 2.5 or high school GPA of 2.7
  • Enrolled in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics program.

Involvement opportunities

  • Personal tutoring with professors
  • Summer research opportunities at the University of Northern Iowa, Iowa State University, and potentially other institutions of higher learning
    • Fall: LSMCE Annual Conference
    • Spring: LSAMP-IINSPIRE Annual Conference
    • Other conference travel is possible depending on research accomplishments

Contact Information

STEM Coordinator

Jill Dobson
Grundy Hall 271
Email Jill Dobson

LSAMP Program Campus Director

Dean of Liberal and Applied Arts and Human Services

Catharine Freeman
Black Hawk Hall 258
Email Catharine Freeman

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