CSU-LSAMP at Cal Poly

Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation in STEM

LSAMP Undergraduate Research Scholars Program

CSU-LSAMP at cal poly is offering Four $4,000 stipends for LSAMP students conducting research with a Cal Poly faculty mentor during summer 2024. All Cal Poly LSAMP students are eligible to apply!

How to Apply

Applications must include:

  1. Your updated resume
  2. A one-page research project proposal (see below for directions)
  3. A one-half page motivation statement (see below for directions)
  4. A letter or email of commitment from a Cal Poly faculty member
    (may be submitted separately)

Application materials should be submitted via email to lsamp@calpoly.edu.

Application deadline EXTENDED: Friday, March 22, 2024

**If you are not an LSAMP student but think you may be eligible, visit the Apply to LSAMP page to learn more! 

Additional Resources

Guide to approaching potential faculty mentors

Guide to writing a one-page research project proposal

Guide to writing a one-half page motivation statement

Want feedback on your draft application materials? Email lsamp@calpoly.edu to make an appointment via Zoom.

You can find lots of off-campus Undergrad Research Opportunities on our website. Simply go to lsamp.calpoly.edu and find the tab labeled 'Research Opportunities'.  

Summer 2023 Scholars (NSF Grant no. HD-1826490)

  • Ryan Adams - Biomedical Engineering
    Research Title: Injectable 3D Vascular System Proposal
  • Heather Burns – Mechanical Engineering
    Research Title: Understanding the Development of Sociotechnical Thinking in Engineering Design
  • Yen Nguyen Electrical Engineering
    Research Title: Multimode Wideband Spherical Dielectric Resonator Antennas for Modern Wireless Systems
  • Diego Ortega Environmental Earth and Soil Sciences
    Research Title: Global Sand Sample Characterization
  • James Rounthwaite – Computer Science​​​​​​​
    Research Title: Phenom Detection for Summary Generation of Government Hearings
  • Nathan Tran – Biomedical Engineering
    Research Title: Studying Functionality of Collateral Arteries after Arteriogenesis

Summer 2022 Scholars (NSF Grant no. HD-1826490)

  • Ryan Adams - Biomedical Engineering
    Research Title: Injectable 3D Vascular System Proposal
  • Jose Gonzalez – Mechanical Engineering
    Research Title: Temperature Modeling of the Cal Poly Gold Tree Solar Panels
  • Made I. Rogers Agricultural and Environmental Plant Sciences
    Research Title: Pollen deprivation studies to quantify the impacts of diet on butterfly biology
  • Justin Self Aerospace Engineering
    Research Title: Virtual Aperture Multispectral Imaging for Atmospheric Reentry Studies Using High-Altitude Reflective Arrays
  • Nathan Tran – Biomedical Engineering
    Research Title: Studying Functionality of Collateral Arteries after Arteriogenesis
  • Rachel Wright – Environmental Management and Protection
    Research Title: Impact of Grazing Removal on an Island Endemic Buckwheat
  • Nicholas Zarate – Biological Sciences
    Research Title: De-novo genome and transcriptome assembly of Kelletia kelletii, the Kellet’s Whelk

Summer 2021 Scholars (NSF Grant no. HD-1826490)

  • Ryan Adams - Biomedical Engineering
    Research Title: Injectable 3D Vascular System
  • Maya Avendano Environmental Management and Protection
    Research Title: The Extent of Implementation of Soil Ecological and Biological Knowledge in Restoration Ecology
  • Bridget Mancillas Nutrition
    Research Title: Assessing the San Luis Obispo Food System
  • Oliver Parker Mechanical Engineering  
    Research Title:
    Sensing Nanocomposites for Resisting and Detecting Spatially Distributed Impact Damage
  • Hector Reyes – Agricultural Systems Management
    Research Title: Contextual variability in real-world neuroscience learning
  • Made I. Roger – Agricultural and Environmental Plant Sciences
    Research Title: Riparian revegetation of San Luis Obispo farms for multiple benefits
  • Sam Vila – Statistics
    Research Title: Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on Cal Poly Students Through Statistical Design and Analysis
  • Srirag Vuppala  – Computer Science
    Research Title: Modeling Mean Field Equations for Cardiac Tissue

Summer 2020 Scholars (NSF Grant no. HD-1826490)

  • Amman F. Asfaw - B.S. + M.S. Electrical
    Research Title: The CAR (Confront, Address, Replace) Strategy
  • Andres Elzaurdia – Mechanical Engineering
    Research Title: Design and Preliminary Testing of an Inverted Bottle Experiment
  • Reymil Fernandez B.S. + M.S. Electrical
    Research Title: Investigating Knee Loads Among Overweight and Obese Youth Population
  • Sarah Miles B.S. + M.S. CE & ENVE 
    Research Title: End-of-life Assessment of Sinclair Label Materials

    Phase II: Biodegradable under Home Compost and Landfill Conditions 
  • Leo Navarro – Biological Sciences
    Research Title: The Effects of Anthropogenic Light and Sound on Insect Communities
  • Mary Rose R. Ronquillo – Biological Sciences
    Research Title: Synthesis of Compounds Targeting TonB 
  • Ada Tadeo – Biomedical Engineering
    Research Title: Using Functional Vasodilation to Determine Arteriogenesis Potential in Collateral Arteries
  • Maetja Verbarendse  – Biomedical Engineering
    Research Title: Cal Poly’s Medicinal Chemistry Lab - Project CK2


Summer 2019 Scholars (NSF Grant no. HD-1826490)

  • Rebeca Almeida – Public Health & Ethnics Studies
    Research Title: Mammographic Breast Density & Acculturation: Looking at Chinese Immigrants
  • Juan Gonzalez – Electrical Engineering
    Research Title: Algae Biofuel Renewable Energy 
  • Mia Pinedo – Biomedical Engineering 
    Research Title: Tissue on A Chip 
  • Ada Tadeo – Biomedical Engineering
    Research Title: Microcirculation and Vascular Regeneration

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CSU-LSAMP at Cal Poly is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. HRD-1826490 and the CSU Chancellor's Office, and coordinated by the Center for Engineering, Science, and Mathematics Education (CESAME) at Cal Poly, SLO. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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