Virginia-North Carolina Alliance for Minority Participation

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

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

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

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

One goal of the Virginia-North Carolina Alliance is diversification of the Science, Technology, 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, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workforce, with an emphasis on increasing the number of underrepresented minority students earning baccalaureate degrees and matriculating to graduate school. Each of the nine partner institution programs offers individually tailored recruitment, retention, and enhancement activities to support students such as bridge programs, stipends, symposia, tutoring, mentoring, workshops, and research experiences.

Alliance Partners

Bennett College

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

Student Spotlight

UVA mechanical engineering major, Darius Carter, presents at the 25th Anniversary LSAMP Research Symposium

UVA mechanical engineering major Darius Carter

UVA student Darius Carter (pictured), along with scholars from six other VA-NC Alliance schools, presented his research: Study of Cetacean Fluke Structure’s Effect on Hydrodynamic Performance on February 23rd during the 25th Anniversary LSAMP Research Symposium in National Harbor, MD. Approximately 700 attendees from across the United States participated in this 25th anniversary celebration of the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) and paid homage to our namesake, the late Congressman Louis Stokes, on what would have been his 91st birthday. Read more.