Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)

Considering a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)?

TB B2BThe National Science Foundation has awarded the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) grant to a consortium of three institutions on Florida’s Gulf Coast which include St. Petersburg College, Hillsborough Community College and State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota. The purpose of the Tampa Bay Bridge to Baccalaureate (TB-B2B) program is to increase the number of underrepresented minority (URM)* students completing a bachelor’s degree in a STEM program.

*African-American, Alaskan Native, American Indian/Native American, Hawaiian Native, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Pacific Islander

By joining the TB-B2B LSAMP Program, SCF students have access to:

  • Dedicated STEM Career Program Advising
  • Supplemental learning with peer tutors
  • Help with mathematics courses
  • STEM conferences, workshops, and seminars
  • Networking with STEM students from SCF and other colleges
  • Opportunity to serve as a STEM peer mentor and ambassador,
    assisting with high school and college outreach
  • Internships and research opportunities
  • Access to the B2B STEM Study Room
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The main goals for the program are:

  1. Increase the number of URM students enrolling in STEM programs of study
  2. Increase retention, persistence, and completion of URM students in STEM programs of study
  3. Increase URM student math literacy using evidence-based academic supports
  4. Increase the number of URM students matriculating into STEM Baccalaureate Degrees

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a currently enrolled student at SCF or a partner institution
  • Be an underrepresented minority (African-American, Alaskan Native, American Indian/Native American, Hawaiian Native, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Pacific Islander)
  • Plan to pursue a STEM bachelor’s degree
  • Maintain at least a 2.0 GPA
  • Have fewer than 30 college credits
  • Meet regularly with the Student Support Coordinator
  • Participate in B2B events each semester

 Upcoming Events:

  • Math and Chemistry tutoring available four days a week for participants
  • January 25 - Biotechnology DNA digest lab for high school students at SCF Bradenton. Current B2B students will also participate.
  • February 1 - Current B2B students will tour LECOM Schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy
  • February 15 - How to create a standout curriculum vitae (resume') workshop
  • February 15 - Tour of Innovation Lab at University of South Florida-St. Petersburg
  • February 21-24 - Students and faculty will be attending the NSF Emerging Researchers National Conference in Washington, DC
  • March 23 - Current B2B will attend Robofest 2019 in Oldsmar, Florida
  • April - Solidworks Engineering Competition (open to the public) - date and details to be announced

Press Releases:

Grant Gives Tampa Bay Minorities Greater Access to STEM Degrees

National Science Foundation Helps Fund STEM at SCF


Dr. Katy Wallis
Student Success Coordinator
B2B Grant Program
(941) 752-5341

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