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In Brief: Record number of H-LSAMP students land engineering, science positions

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
Office of Media Relations
May 12, 2016

Eighteen undergraduate students in Texas State University's Houston-Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (H-LSAMP) Scholars Program have been selected for a variety of competitive science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) internships, National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs, full-time industry positions and graduate programs.

These students from the College of Science and Engineering will be engaged in work directly related to their areas of concentration as well as doing research for universities and industries across the United States.

"These educational and career-related opportunities are highly sought after,” said Susan Romanella, H-LSAMP program director at Texas State. “We are very proud that our H-LSAMP students represent Texas State around the nation. In addition to their education in the classroom, it's important for our students to apply their knowledge and technical training via real world experience. Increasingly mindful of the value of professional development, H-LSAMP students return to school with a renewed sense of motivation and inspiration."

The H-LSAMP students’ success reflect the program’s goal of educating the next generation of talent in the STEM workforce. Structured as a community of scholars, H-LSAMP is designed to substantially increase the number of students graduating with baccalaureate degrees in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics, particularly students from diverse backgrounds. The H-LSAMP program enriches each participant's university experience through mentoring, undergraduate research and internships, academic and career conferences, peer tutoring, interdisciplinary learning opportunities, and individualized support. H-LSAMP students also form the core of the Collaborative Learning Center, helping fellow students in peer-to-peer collaborative learning.

About the H-LSAMP Scholars Program

The Houston-Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Senior Alliance is a partnership among the National Science Foundation, Texas State University, Texas Southern University, the University of Houston, the Houston Community College System and the San Jacinto College District. The program is in its 15th year at Texas State and serves as co-lead for the H-LSAMP Senior Alliance.

For more information about H-LSAMP, please contact hlsamp@txstate.edu.