Summer Bridge Program

The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program is funded by the National Science Foundation. The program was formed to attract and maximize the potential of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students from underrepresented populations, specifically African-American and Latino American.  The LSAMP Summer Bridge Program is a two-week residential initiative to aid in the transition from high school to college. Through participation in this program, students will experience living on campus, attend mock classes, and participate in research opportunities. The program targets populations underrepresented in STEM.  Students who complete the bridge program are eligible for consideration of the LSAMP Transition Scholarship.

Academic Enrichment

The LSAMP participants in the summer bridge program gets the opportunity to work with distinguished faculty and staff as well as network with others in their field of interest.

Undergraduate students, interested in gaining a deeper understanding of STEM related fields, have the opportunity to conduct and present research under the auspices of a UAH faculty research mentor. Through this one-on-one partnership, participants will gain theoretical knowledge and practical training in academic research and scientific experimentation. 

Career and Academic Counseling

Students receive both group and one-on-one career and academic counseling. Information on career opportunities in the sciences, government, and industry are presented to students in required mini-sessions.


A well–designed first year orientation program is provided with follow-up support, guidance, and mentoring throughout the program. The conference features a distinguished visiting guest speaker, student poster competitions in the areas of STEM research.


Particpants of the summer bridge program will receive:

  • Residential campus housing
  • A meal plan
  • Opportunity to receive a scholarship
  • One-on-one and group mentoring
  • Participation in the ALSAMP poster competition
  • Access to the Council of African American Faculty (CAAF)
  • Access to additional workshops and seminars throughout the academic year

2015 Summer Bridge Students

  adot             austin            trevian           aj1 

Adedotun Ayokanmbi            Austin Caudle                     Trevian Jenkins                   Alexis Jordan

kay           dante            amber copy

Kemesor Mejeidu                    Dante' Peaks                       Amber Wade

Past Summer Bridge Participants


Charles Box

Terrick Fields

Thomas Reyes

Jorge Rivera

Jonathan Shields

Brittney Stanley

Ashley White


Charabian Hill

Sarabi Jackson

Nick Kennedy

Kristopher Short

Malia West