Northeastern University, Tufts University, the University of Connecticut, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the University of Rhode Island, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute have joined to form the Northeast Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation. Our alliance receives funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to strengthen the preparation, representation, and success of historically under-represented minority students in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.
The Northeast Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation encourages our students to pursue research opportunities, locally and internationally. Many of our NELSAMP students choose to do a REU, Research Experience for Undergraduates. REUs consist of a close collaboration between a select group of undergraduate students, faculty, and other researchers who conduct a specific research project at a host institution. Students and faculty, please check our research page for the most recent research opportunities.
Our Northeast Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation students are accomplishing amazing things with their academics, research, community service, and other extracurriculars. Read about some of our spectacular students and their feats here. Our latest student spotlight is about our first NELSAMP cohort which successfully completed a great summer of research in China. Faculty, please submit any student recognition on our student spotlight page so we can feature your hard working students!
About the Northeast Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation
Our program is designed to implement and enhance programs that encourage and support students in the STEM fields. Support is offered in the form of research opportunities, pre-college and college academic preparation, and graduate school programs. Each partner institution participates in Alliance-wide activities and offers project activities at its own campus.