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Increase minority graduates in science, technology, engineering, and math.

MOLSAMP is a collaborative effort sustained by a coalition of seven public universities, one private university, and one community college to significantly increase the number of underrepresented minority students, (URM) statewide who complete undergraduate and advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, (STEM) fields. This goal will be accomplished through the implementation of a variety of activities and cohesiveness among the individual campuses to promote the recruitment, retention, and graduation of URM students.


The Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is an NSF-sponsored program designed to broaden participation in science, technology, engineering, and technology (STEM) disciplines and increase the number of students receiving baccalaureate degrees and ultimately graduate degrees in STEM disciplines.

The objectives of the alliance are to:
  • Increase the total number of URM students graduating with STEM degrees by 125% over a 5-year period
  • Increase the first and second-year retention rates of URM students in STEM disciplines to at least 60%
  • Increase the successful transfer of URM students from 2 to 4-year institutions by 25%
  • Increase the number of underrepresented students entering graduate programs in STEM fields by 25%
  • UMSL is one of eight colleges and universities to receive a five-year grant from MOLSAMP, which represents one of forty-one such programs sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
  • Students must be:
    • a US citizen or permanent resident
    • a member of one of the listed historically underrepresented populations: African American, Hispanic American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and Native Pacific Islander
    • Have a declared undergraduate major in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Engineering, Information Systems, Mathematics, Physics
    • An overall GPA of 2.5 or better

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Select 2022-2023 STEM Opportunities

Louis Stokes Midwest Regional CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE (LSMRCE)
 "STEM Ecosystem: Diversity, Partnership, and Empowerment," 
October 28-30, 2022

Emerging Researchers National Conference
Washington DC
February 9-11, 2023

Annual MOLSAMP Undergraduate Research Symposium
(More details forthcoming)

Summer Research/Internship Opportunities

MOLSAMP Summer 2023 Research Program at Mizzou
(More details forthcoming)

MOLSAMP Undergraduate Research Symposium
Spring 2023
(More details forthcoming)

UMSL Undergraduate Research Symposium
April 2023
(More details forthcoming)

MOLSAMP Summer Sophomore STEM Institute
(More details forthcoming)

Special Features

Stipends for qualified students, advising, faculty mentoring; internship opportunities; networking with other STEM students.

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The UMSL Science Complex includes the new Science Learning Building extension. (Photo by August Jennewein)