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Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP)

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Program Overview

The Central Florida STEM Alliance (CFSA) is an initiative funded through the National Science Foundation’s Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program.

Daytona State College is a partner institution for the CFSA which consists of 2-year institutions working together to achieve the following overarching goals:

Increase the successful transfer of historically underrepresented minority (URM) students into baccalaureate majors in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM);

Enhance the STEM educational experiences of URM students at alliance institutions.

LSAMP is focused on current degree-seeking Daytona State College students who are on a STEM pathway towards obtaining a bachelor’s degree in a STEM major.

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Student Eligibility & Enrollment

 LSAMP is free to enroll and has no obligations. Once students enroll they will be able to participate in a variety of programs, such as speaker workshops,
field trips and the annual CFSA STEM Summit. Please contact Karen Endebrock or Jeanine Cruz to enroll.

While any student currently enrolled at Daytona State may join LSAMP by completing the appropriate form, LSAMP is specifically focused on supporting the persistence and engagement of URM students in STEM.

Selection preference for certain programs and activities, including student participation in the LSAMP Scholars program and funding to attend a national STEM conference, is reserved for degree-seeking students who plan to transfer into a STEM bachelor’s degree program and whose race or ethnicity place them in groups recognized by NSF as being underrepresented in STEM.

These URM STEM groups are: 

  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Black/AfricanAmericanMan in Science Lab
  • NativeAmerican
  • Alaskan Native
  • Native Hawaiian
  • Native Pacific Islander

STEM Degree Program Examples


  • Atmospeheric Sciences
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Biomedical Sciencesyoung men in Science Lab
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Physics
  • Plant Sciences


  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Software Development

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  • Architecture
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industiral Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Photonics

Benefits of LSAMP include:

  • Internships & Assistantships (paid/unpaid); 
  • Scholarship information;
  • Support to attend a STEM conference;
  • Career exploration with STEM professionals;
  • Membership in a STEM community;
  • Dedicated STEM advising;
  • Personalized educational plans;
  • Travel costs for STEM Summit 2021;
  • Travel costs for one field trip or college tour (2021 only);
  • Travel costs for one national STEM conference (2021 only)

If you are interested in LSAMP, Please complete the form below.


For more information, contact:

Karen Endebrock LSAMP Program Director/STEM Professor  
Daytona Beach Campus, 410-107 On the field

Jeanine Cruz
S-STARS and LSAMP Programs Coordinator
ATC, 215U

Teri Deardorff
STEM Academic Advisor
Daytona Beach Campus, 100-105K t

Deidre Seker
STEM Academic Advisor
Daytona Beach Campus, 100-105E

Dr. Jennifer Bell
EST Program Director/STEM Professor
Daytona Beach Campus, 410-121

Karen Braley
STEM Professor
Flagler-Palm Coast Campus, 2-105A
386-246-4821CFL Stem Alliance

Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP), Central Florida STEM Alliance 
Funded by The National Science Foundation HRD 1712683

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Last updated: 2021-02-03T14:46:47.256Z