Texas A&M University System Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation runs many programs to support historically underrepresented students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines to complete their bachelor degrees and to pursue graduate school in STEM fields. Below is a list of the programs:

Bridge to the Doctorate (BTD)

This  program is aimed at increasing the quality and quantity of underrepresented students successfully completing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) baccalaureate degree programs, and increasing the number of underrepresented students interested in, academically qualified for and matriculated into programs of graduate study. The Texas A&M University System Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (TAMUS LSAMP) Bridge to the Doctorate (BTD) program is designed to (1) retain BTD fellows into doctoral programs with funding after completion of the NSF BTD program ( Master’s degree), (2) prepare fellows to meet the challenges of completing doctoral programs of study and for possible academic careers in higher education, and (3) develop the leadership skills necessary for them to succeed as young underrepresented minority professionals upon completion of doctoral program of study.

LSAMP GIG (Graduate Interest Group) Program

The GIG (Graduate Interest Group) program will empower students with information about graduate school: why apply, how to apply, and funding options. By attending GIG activities or sponsored events students will earn GIG Points which can be redeemed for prizes described on the following page.


The TAMUS LSAMP Symposium provides training on leadership, effective research presentation skills, and the power of collaboration and networking with peers and faculty. In addition, evaluation of research posters takes place, which provides the opportunity for participants to have their research assessed by both alliance-wide faculty and peers. The Symposium also provides opportunities for professional development. 

LSAMP 25th Anniversary Symposium
Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Research Symposium – 2016 was held at Maryland from 22nd to 24th February, 2016. 

International Research

International Research programs promote international educational opportunities that complement core curriculum, promote better understanding of people, and provide unique opportunities for field research in a student’s major.  Programs can range in duration of time from short term trips, involving a few days over spring break, to long term trips, spanning a semester or year abroad in a host country! Whatever the duration of time, International Research programs have been found to offer students benefits such as enriched academic studies, hands on field experience, superior social and professional development, lasting friendships and professional networks, and first-hand insights into the global market.

Undergraduate Research

The Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) Louis Stoke Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)Undergraduate Research (UGR) Program promotes the opportunity for LSAMP students to enhance their academic and professional skills while conducting research during the main academic semesters. The program links undergraduate students with active and supportive faculty- researchers who mentor the students and provide them with opportunities to engage in research- related activities. In some cases, this opportunity is extended over a 10-week span during the summer