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Overview of LSAMP Program

  • CNYLA activities will center around a summer program for students that begins the summer before their first year with opportunities to engage throughout all four years. Students will be provided financial support to participate in the summers. Each summer consists of three components:
    1. A summer bridge at each individual member institution prior to fall semester that provides orientation to the alliance institutions, academic and research skills-building workshops, networking opportunities, and information on four-year schools and programs for community college students.

    2. An early undergraduate research experience offered alliance-wide or an off-campus internship opportunity. Stipends and room and board will allow students to participate over the summer in these valuable experiential learning opportunities, and students can participate at a different alliance campus other than their home institution.

    3. An alliance-wide summer symposium where students will present research and network with students and faculty from other alliance schools.

  • Integrated within the summer program and persisting through the academic year will be

    1. Faculty mentoring, supported by faculty professional development

    2. Peer mentoring

    3. Cross-campus co-advising for transfer students

Meet our Alliance

The Central New York LSAMP Alliance (CNYLA) is a coalition of students, faculty, and staff committed to increasing diverse representation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields.

Our alliance includes: SUNY ESF, Ithaca College, Utica College, SUNY Cortland, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Tompkins Cortland Community College, and Herkimer County Community College.

The LSAMP program, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), aims to increase the number of STEM degrees awarded to Native American, African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino and Pacific Islander students. The CNYLA community enhances student success through faculty and peer mentorship, paid research experiences, and professional development opportunities.

CNYLA students have access to resources both on their home campus and alliance-wide multiplying opportunities for personal and professional networking and collaboration.

Visit our Alliance Website