Alliance for Minority Participation

One goal of the Virginia-North Carolina Alliance is diversification of the Science, Technology, and Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. 

About the Virginia-North Carolina Alliance

The Virginia-North Carolina Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation strives for diversification of the Science, Technology, and Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workforce, with an emphasis on increasing the number of underrepresented minority students earning baccalaureate degrees and matriculating to graduate school.

Alliance Partners

Bennett College for Women

Elizabeth City State University

George Mason University

Johnson C. Smith University

PVCC Community College

Saint Augustine's University

University of Virginia

Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Tech

Meet Dr. Cristina Moreira

Bennett College

Associate Professor of Biology, Interim Chair of the Biology Department and LSAMP Project Director at Bennett College, Dr. Cristina Moreira is also the Creator and Project Director of the "Sisters & Brothers-in-Science" partnership between Bennett College, the Early/Middle College at Bennett and Aycock Middle School. The goal of this partnership is to increase the number of minorities pursuing a career in science due to the increase in recruitment of high school and middle school students interested in STEM. In recognition of her successful mentoring of students at Bennett, Dr. Moreira was invited to present about mentoring and retention at the 2013 Louis Stokes Midwest Center of Excellence conference, A Call to Action: LSAMP Model for Broadening Participation in STEM.

News & Announcements






George Mason University hosts the 8th Annual VA-NC Alliance Research Symposium, March 29-30, 2015