The Keystone LSAMP Alliance is comprised of four of the ten PASSHE institutions: East Stroudsburg University, Millersville University, Slippery Rock University, and West Chester University.

The Keystone LSAMP Alliance will actively recruit from the Alliance members’ respective surrounding school districts. The NSF-funded grant will support students from groups historically underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The Keystone LSAMP Alliance actions are intended to increase recruitment and retention of these students, and ultimately increase the number of STEM graduates from these historically underrepresented groups. Keystone Scholars will be prepared for success in the STEM workforce or graduate school.

The Keystone LSAMP Alliance plan leverages existing strengths of Alliance partners through sharing best practices, innovations and lessons learned, and creating cross institutional programming to better serve STEM students. Specific strategies include a summer bridge program for entering students, Alliance specific curriculum and co-curricular activities (including mentoring, academic support, STEM career exploration, STEM research opportunities, and linking social justice with STEM), summer programs (after first year) focused on research preparation for future internship opportunities, and preparation for work or graduate school.


Keystone LSAMP Institutions and qualifying STEM majors

East Stroudsburg
Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemical Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Security, Earth and Space Science, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Forensic Science, Marine Science, Mathematics, Physics.

Millersville University
Applied Engineering, Safety, & Technology, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Math, Physics

Slippery Rock
Biology, Math, Physics, Engineering

West Chester
Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Forensics and Toxicological Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth and Space Science, Math, Physics & Biomedical Engineering

Contact Keystone Alliance for more information.