NC Stem Alliance

With program support from the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) and funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the NC STEM Alliance's primary goal is to increase the number of students successfully completing high degree programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) disciplines. Particular emphasis is placed on populations historically underrepresented in STEM fields. The NC STEM Alliance is led by Central Piedmont with partners Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) and Davidson County Community College (DCCC).

What is LSAMP?

The Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program provides support to universities and colleges to assist with diversifying the STEM workforce through their efforts at significantly increasing the numbers of students successfully completing high quality degree programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. Particular emphasis is placed on transforming STEM education through innovative recruitment and retention strategies and experiences in support of groups historically under-represented in STEM disciplines (URM STEM students) that include: African-Americans, Alaskan Natives, American Indians, Hispanic Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders.

Benefits of Becoming a STEM Student

  • attending professional development workshops on, but not limited to, how to be a successful student and success in transferring
  • receiving information regarding internships and research opportunities
  • gaining access to student services such as career services, financial aid, etc.
  • participating in community service efforts
  • peer mentoring