The mission of the Garden State LSAMP program is to increase the retention, graduation and success of students from minority groups that are traditionally underrepresented in STEM.

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Program is a non-medical science program initiated by the national science foundation and designed to greatly increase the number of professionals in stem fields from minority groups who are traditionally underrepresented. The program provides support services at many levels to help interested students be successful in stem majors. stem fields (science, technology, engineering, and math) are exciting, challenging and lead to rewarding and stable careers. most of the problems our world faces are being addressed by professionals in stem areas. Whether it is to address global warming, energy production, food production, finding cures to disease, information technology or space travel, it will require a vast supply of stem professionals for success. The problem there is a severe shortage of people with this kind of training in the united states. for that reason, u.s. is falling behind many countries in our ability to compete. In the long run, this will have dire consequences for our country. to address this need, the GS-LSAMP program was initiated by the national science foundation. The program was designed to greatly increase the number of professionals in stem fields from minority groups who are traditionally underrepresented. The idea is to provide support services at many levels to help interested students be successful in stem majors. The program now has 41 GS-LSAMP alliances and is considered one of the most successful of its kind. The garden state LSAMP will continue this tradition.

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11th Annual GS-LSAMP/NNJ-B2B STEM Research Conference

8AM - 3PM | Oct 11, 2019
College Ave, Student Center
Rutgers New Brunswick

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Induction Ceremony

6PM - 8PM | Apr 24, 2019
Pual Robeson, Essex Room
Rutgers Newark

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GRE Strategy Session

11:3AM - 12:50PM | Apr 1, 2019
Bradley Hall, Room 311
Rutgers Newark

Criteria for Admissions

To become a LSAMP Scholar, you must exhibit the following criteria:

  1. Be an Undergraduate.
  2. Full matriculated Rutgers-Newark student.
  3. Major or intend to major in a STEM field

Student Benefits

LSAMP Scholars have outstanding opportunities to help them complete a degree in STEM fields, including:

  1. Be part of a Learning Community of students who help each other succeed in classes.
  2. Have counselors who will personally help you choose courses and programs to best suit your interests.
  3. Earn stipends for tutoring, leading study groups, doing research, etc.
  4. Have research experiences in your area of interest in faculty laboratories.
  5. Attend LSAMP conferences to be part of the greater LSAMP community.
  6. Graduate with a solid degree and have opportunities for careers or graduate school.

Being an LSAMP scholar also gives you opportunities to have experiences at laboratories through special programs that will provide financial support to you. You also qualify for the Bridges to the Doctorate program which allows you to attend any one of a number of universities.


  1. Before applying to GS-LSAMP at Rutgers-Newark, please view our approved majors.
  2. Be ready with your RUID number.
  3. Await the GS-LSAMP decision committee response regarding your application.
  4. If admitted, please review and sign the GS-LSAMP student agreement and media release form upon meeting with the GS-LSAMP Coordinator.
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Student Services

Contact the LSAMP coordinator to learn more about the following student support services

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ALEKS Boot Camp | Academic Success Boot Camp

ALEKS trains students based on their performance on an initial pre-test. As they complete the training daily, the math level gradually progresses to their desired level of achievement. Scores are recorded and displayed until mastery is reached. To participate in the LSAMP ALEKS boot camp, please contact a LSAMP coordinator

The academic success boot camp is a unique program designed for students who may be struggling academically. This boot camp helps students develop the following skills:

Time Management
Increasing GPA
Essential Study Skills

Visit the RU-Newark Learning Center

Active and collaborative place to learn through a variety of peer-led academic support services that will enhance the success of students. We offer the following core support programs:

Peer-Led Tutoring:

  • Walk-in Group Tutoring: Available on all campuses.
  • One-on-One Tutoring: Available through our partnership with the SAS Honors Program.

Academic Coaching:

  • Time Management
  • Critical Thinking
  • Study skills

PLTL & Study Groups

A Peer Led Team Leader is an LSAMP upperclassman assigned to a group of students who require guidance on how to navigate a STEM-related major, get help with homework assignments, receive test review/prep for STEM courses, study skills, and progression and retention in a major. Your PLTL will be available during scheduled PLTL sessions to assist with the STEM courses you may be struggling with. The PLTL student will also be assigned to students who have been newly admitted in LSAMP to assist throughout the semester.

GRE Prep & Applying to Graduate School

Free GRE prep is offered to juniors and seniors preparing for the GRE exam. Meetings/events hosted by LSAMP for GRE and graduate school include:

  1. Strategies for Taking the GRE Exam
  2. Full Length Past GRE Exams
  3. National Research Fellowship Program Workshops
  4. How to Apply to the NRFP
  5. Career Development Workshops

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Bridge to the Doctorate

The bridge to the Doctorate program is a fellowship which offers LSAMP graduates monetary support while they pursue a doctoral degree in STEM. The BD program provides LSAMP scholars financial support up to $32,000 for the first two years of graduate study including graduate school tuition and fees, as well as health insurance!

Eligibility includes:

  1. Participation in LSAMP at an undergraduate institution.
  2. Bachelor's degree in a STEM field as well as being first time graduate student.
  3. U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  4. 3.0 GPA
  5. Plans to pursue doctoral degree in STEM.
  6. Gain admission to a STEM graduate program.

How to Find your Academic Advisor(s)

For students enrolled in Newark College of Arts and Science(NCAS) or University College Newark(UCN), the Office of Academic Services(OAS) will see students according to there last name. See the Adviser breakdown and how to make an appointment by clicking HERE!.

For students in the Honors College, please contact the Honors College for information about your adviser assignment. Find contact information for the honors college HERE!.

To meet with your adviser for your declared major(s) and minor(s), please visit the respective department. Contact the LSAMP office for assistance.

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