College of Engineering


NSFTennessee LSAMP is a National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored program with the mission to significantly increase the number of underrepresented minorities receiving degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

Our alliance consists of nine institutions (linked below), with Tennessee State University serving as the lead institution. With a student focus in mind, each institution provides services that assist underrepresented minorities with the transition from high school to college, integrate them socially and academically into the university environment, and engage them in research and summer internship opportunities. In an effort to meet the needs and expectations of the underrepresented minorities in STEM, TLSAMP provides services such as academic enrichment, financial support, peer and faculty mentoring, research opportunities, and summer bridge programs.

TN LSAMPAs an Alliance, TLSAMP institutions work closely together to plan and implement three alliance-wide activities:

  • Summer Undergraduate Research Program
  • Annual TLSAMP Research Conference
  • Summer Bridge Program