The Louisiana Alliance for Minority Participation (LAMP) LA-BRIDGES: Louisiana Broadening Resources for Increasing Diversity in Graduate Education, a Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation – Bridge to the Doctorate Program (LSAMP/BD) is an initiative supported by the National Science Foundation.
This endeavor encourages students from underrepresented groups to pursue PhD degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
Since 2005, the Office of Strategic Initiatives has supported eight cohorts of outstanding BD Fellows totaling 115 students from 20 LSU STEM departments. To date, 42 have completed PhDs, 19 have received Master's degrees, and 9 are current PhD candidates.
BD Fellows have pursued careers in various areas of the STEM workforce including academia, industry, and government.