North Star STEM Alliance

The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is an initiative funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) which is intended to double the number of African-American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native American students receiving baccalaureate degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). In Minnesota, the LSAMP program is called the North Star STEM Alliance, which is a partnership of sixteen higher education institutions and two community partners - the Science Museum of Minnesota and Minnesota High Tech Association. The academic institutions represent the breadth of higher education institutions in Minnesota, and include both public and private colleges and universities, as well as technical colleges, and a tribal college.