State University of New York Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (SUNY LSAMP)

Stony Brook is lead institution for SUNY LSAMP. SUNY LSAMP has been funded since 1996 by the National Research Foundation the increase the number of underrepresented minority (UREP) students who get bachelors degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines and continuing on to graduate study and the professoriate. The Alliance is a coalition within the SUNY system all across New York State. The coalition works in collaboration with federal, state and local government agencies, major national laboratories, industry, private foundations and professional and community organizations.

The infrastructure, research base and replicable models that have been developed are the result of aggressive and sustained efforts of the Alliance partners. These efforts have resulted in a substantial increase in bachelor’s degrees award to UREP students in STEM fields. In addition, the thrust has led to an astonishing increase in student enrollment.

In order to produce the change in the order of magnitude necessary to meet degree production and enrollment targets, SUNY LSAMP has designed and implemented a comprehensive network of services that have a positive impact on students, faculty and institutions.

David Ferguson

Lucy Gluck
Project Administrator, SUNY LSAMP and SUNY AGEP

Romayne Dickinson
Project Staff Administrator


Stony Brook LSAMP Program

Stony Brook LSAMP has been highly successful at helping students get bachelors degrees in STEM majors. Our students have gone on to achieve engineering and research positions in industry at companies such as Symbol Technology, Pratt and Whitney, Mitre Corp, Computer Associates, Paine Weber, Verizon and Morgan Stanley. Our students who have chosen to go to graduate school are scattered across the country and studying at other top schools such as Cornell, Harvard, California Institute of Technology, Columbia, Georgia Institute of Technology, and University of Pennsylvania. Our guiding philosophy is to help our students achieve their goals.

Selection Criteria:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Must have been accepted into admission at Stony Brook University
  • Must have an ultimate goal of obtaining a bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics ( a student may start his/her college work in a community college or another four year college or university)
  • Must participate in LSAMP activities (LSAMP is not funded to provide support for students majoring in medicine or the health sciences)

Support Services:

  • Scholarship/stipend support (pending continued funding) for select freshman and transfer students

David Ferugson

Paul Siegel,
Assistant Director