Kentucky State University is a partner of the NSF Kentucky-West Virginia Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP). The main intent of the program is to increase the number of young people from underrepresented groups in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Two main activities carried at KSU at present are:
- A three-week on campus Summer Bridge Program for Kentucky high school students/incoming freshman with an interest in STEM disciplines. The participants attend inquiry-based workshops/labs in STEM disciplines such as: physical science, natural science, computer science, and mathematics. The students also have the opportunity to visit research laboratories at near by research-intensive institutions. Additionally, they visit KSU’s state-of-the-art Aquaculture Center and State Forensic Laboratory.
- KSU science majors have opportunity to conduct undergraduate research in STEM Disciplines under the guidance of participating faculty and land grant investigators.
Stipends are available for both these activities.
For more information contact:
Dr. T.S. Kochhar, Campus Coordinator
Dr. Kazi Javed, Co-coordinator