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)
  • No Plan to pursue a STEM bachelor’s degree
  • Maintain at least a 2.0 GPA
  • Have fewer than 40 college credits
  • Meet regularly with the Student Support Coordinator
  • Participate in B2B events each semester

 Upcoming Events:

  • October 9, 2019 - Parks and Natural Resources Career Night at Mosaic Nest Robinson Preserve
  • October 18, 2019 - NASA Collegiate Career Panel 
  • October 24, 2019- B2B Welcomes Manatee County Migrant Education Program and Palmetto HS 
  • Oct. 30  - Nov. 3 - Society of Professional Hispanic Engineers (SHPE) Conference in Phoenix,AZ
  • November 15, 2019 - Tech Talent Solutions at Tech Data Corporation 16202 Bay Vista Drive

    Clearwater, FL 33760

  • November 13, 2019 - Fall Festival Recruiting Event at SCF Venice
  • November 20, 2019 - 2nd Annual HCC Research Symposium (2 PM - 4 PM at HCC)
  • November 20, 2019 - FUSE: Leadership Skills and SMART Goals (4 PM in the SCF Club Hub)
  • November 21, 2019 - ACS Speaker Event: Andre Gomez Aunca
  • December 6, 2019 - USF-TB-B2B Summit with tour of Moffitt Cancer Center (USF Tampa)
  • December 13, 2019 - Tour of Roskamp Research Institute in Sarasota, FL
  • February 3-6, 2020 - Emerging Researchers National Conference (ERN) in Washington, DC

Press Releases:

Grant Gives Tampa Bay Minorities Greater Access to STEM Degrees

National Science Foundation Helps Fund STEM at SCF

B2B Student wins award at the Tiny Earth Symposium


Linette Victor
Student Success Coordinator
B2B Grant Program
(941) 752-5611

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