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 three $3,500 stipends for LSAMP students conducting research with a Cal Poly faculty mentor during summer 2022. 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: Monday, Feb 7, 2022
We expect to make all awards before the end of the Winter 2022 and/or the beginning of Spring 2022 quarter. 

**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 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 

Summer 2018 Scholars (NSF Grant no. HD-1302873)

  • April Dawoud – Aerospace Engineering 
    Research Title: Brightest Cluster Galaxies
  • Miranda Ellis – Nutrition 
    Research Title: Food Safety and Spoilage of Leafy Greens
  • Justin Jee – Physics & Electrical Engineering 
    Research Title: Alternative Methods of Manufacturing Evolut R
  • Emily Lucas – Computer Science 
    Research Title: Creating 3D Visualizations of Galaxy Ages, Chemical Composition and Stellar Populations to Determine How Galaxies Evolve
  • Anthony Tujillo – Environmental Engineering 
    Research Title: Conducting Studies and Tests on the Penetration of reinforced concrete applications for Corrosion Mitigation Effectiveness of Maxon CRS

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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.