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Colorado Wyoming Alliance for Minority Participation

UNC is  a member of the Colorado, Wyoming Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program.

We are members of the consortium of fifteen Colorado and Wyoming instructions of higher education working to increase the number of Black/African American, Native American, Hispanic/Latino, Pacific Islander, and Alaska Native students earning bachelor's degrees in STEM.

We have opportunities for students to be involved in research this fall and throught the academic year.  

STEM at UNC

STEM at UNC includes the School of Biological Sciences, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, the School of Mathematical Sciences, and the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Research Scholarships

Participating in research is one of the high impact practices for student success. Research and experience has shown that active involvement in research connects you with key concepts in your learning and provides valuable experience. 

Apply for a $750 scholarship to help you gain research experience through projects with a UNC STEM faculty member!

Apply for a research scholarship fo Fall 2020

Eligibility

If you are an African American, Native American, Hispanic/Latino, Pacific Islander, or Alaska Native students pursuing a bachelor's degrees in STEM at UNC you are eligible. 

You must also have a cumulative GPA of 2.0. 

We'll connect you with a research mentor. Already have one? You can submit their name in the application. If not contact susan.keenan@unco.edu with your research interests and we can get you connected to an opportunity.  

Travel Grants

Experience presenting and discussing science is an important skill for all scientists. The UNC CO WY AMP program provides funding for STEM you to participate in professional conferences.  You're are encouraged to attend student-centered academic conferences including SACNAS and ABRCMS.

You can apply for travel stipends of up to $1000 to support travel related expenses including accommodation, registration, airfare, mileage, and up to $25/day for food.  Students do not need to present at the conference to apply for funding.

Apply for a Travel Grant

Eligibility

If you are an African American, Native American, Hispanic/Latino, Pacific Islander, or Alaska Native students pursuing a bachelor's degrees in STEM at UNC you are eligible. 

You must also have a cumulative GPA of 2.0. 

Finally, you need to have discussed your interest in attending a conference with your faculty mentor.