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Preprofessional Opportunities

Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Summer Program at Cornell University


Category: Summer
Type: Research
Location: Ithaca New York
Deadline: Mid February


Diversity Programs in Engineering  
146 Olin Hall, 
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853



Eligibility: 1) Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident and African American, Hispanic, American Indian/Alaska Native, or Native Pacific Islander 2) Must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or higher 3) Have completed at least two (2) semesters of college 4) Have at least two (2) semesters remaining of undergraduate education at the start of the summer program Note: Participants may not take courses during CU LSAMP REU.


Program Description

CU LSAMP-REU is a paid summer research opportunity that provides undergraduate participants with the opportunity to work with distinguished faculty and staff as well as network with others in their field of interest through weekly luncheons.

Undergraduate students, interested in gaining a deeper understanding in an engineering-related field, have the opportunity to conduct and present research over a ten-week duration under the auspices of a Cornell Engineering faculty research mentor. Through this one-on-one partnership, participants will gain theoretical knowledge and practical training in academic research and scientific experimentation. CU LSAMP-REU was developed to aid in the retention of traditionally underrepresented minority groups in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).


CU LSAMP-REU Offers:   

  • A research stipend of $4,000
  • A round-trip travel stipend up to $300 for students living outside of Ithaca, NY 
  • A double room in a residential hall
  • A campus bus pass or a campus parking pass
  • Access to state-of-the-art laboratories, libraries, computer/study lounges, etc.