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The Sinclair Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program

The Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program of the National Science Foundation assists universities and colleges in their efforts to increase underrepresented minority student recruitment, retention, persistence, and attainment of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees. It does this by the formation of alliances and carrying out specific programming to encourage student success in STEM. The Ohio LSAMP Alliance consists of 6 four-year institutions and 4 community colleges: Central State University, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati State and Technical Institute, Cleveland State University, Columbus State Community College, Cuyahoga Community College, Miami University, The Ohio State University, Sinclair Community College and Wright State University.

The following is a list of eligible LSAMP STEM degree programs offered at Sinclair: 

  • Associate of Science
  • Architectural Technology
  • Automation and Control Technology
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Electromechanical Engineering Technology
  • Electronics Engineering Technology
  • Energy Management Technology
  • Engineering Technology & Engineering University Transfer
  • Geology
  • Industrial Engineering Technology
  • Information Technology: Networking and User Support; Software and Web Development; Cyber Defense/Security; Data Analytics
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technlogy
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Mechatronics
  • Physics
  • Unmanned Aerial Systems
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For more information about Sinclair’s LSAMP program contact:
Marita Abram

LSAMP Program Coordinator
Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
The Ohio LSAMP Community College Pathways Task Force Chair

P: 937-512-2560

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In order to be eligible to participate in The Ohio LSAMP Alliance, students must:

  • Be an underrepresented minority as described by NSF LSAMP Program Description (African American, Hispanic, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, Native Pacific Islander)
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or its possessions
  • Be enrolled at a participating institution in a qualifying STEM degree program

The LSAMP program is dedicated to helping minority STEM students on their quest for an Associates’, Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctorate (Ph.D.) degree.

For more information visit the Ohio Alliance LSAMP website. 


Sinclair Program Elements

The program will provide financial stipends for activities and tasks that that are associated with making students successful. These are some of the activities that qualify for a stipend:

  • Monthly Community Networking Meetings
  • Faculty Mentoring 
  • Success Coaching, Academic Advising, and Tutoring 
  • Paid Undergraduate Research Internships 
  • STEM Summer Bridge Institute 
  • Regional, State, and National STEM-Related Conferences

Sinclair LSAMP Leadership Team

+ Dr. Anthony Ponder - LSAMP Principal Investigator (PI)

Dr. Anthony Ponder

Dr. Anthony Ponder is the Dean of Science, Mathematics, and Engineering (SME) at Sinclair Community College. In addition to his role as SME Dean, he serves as the Principal Investigator (PI) for the Sinclair LSAMP program. The Sinclair PI holds institutional authority and responsibility to direct the goals and objectives of Sinclair LSAMP projects. The PI provides intellectual and logistical guidance for the Sinclair LSAMP projects and programs. The PI serves on the governing body of The Ohio LSAMP Alliance Steering Committee.

+ Marita Abram - LSAMP Program Coordinator (PC)

Marita Abram

Marita Abram is an Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at Sinclair Community College. In addition to her role as faculty, she serves as the Program Coordinator (PC) for the Sinclair LSAMP program. The Sinclair PC establishes community and cohesiveness within the Sinclair LSAMP organization. The PC establishes opportunities for student engagement that foster the personal, emotional, social, academic, and professional development of Sinclair LSAMP scholars. The PC collaborates with institutional partners and community leaders to promote the Sinclair LSAMP program and builds quality relationships with partners to create new opportunities of growth for Sinclair scholars. Furthermore, the PC is a standing member of The Ohio LSAMP Alliance Steering Committee and serves as a liaison between the alliance and Sinclair LSAMP Leadership Team.

+ Jarrett Dickey - LSAMP Success Navigator (SN)

Jarrett Dickey

Jarrett Dickey is a Campus Success Navigator for multiple student enrichment programs at Sinclair Community College. He serves as the lead Success Navigator (SN) for the LSAMP and EAGLE programs. The Sinclair SN provides support and assistance to ensure that Sinclair LSAMP scholars are on a path to success. The SN provides several measures of support to the LSAMP program, including targeted STEM academic advising for participants, academic coaching, scholar tracking and academic performance reviews, and  scholar retention and outreach.

+ Dr. Cari Gigliotti - LSAMP Research Internship Coordinator (RIC)

Dr. Cari Gigliotti

Dr. Cari Gigliotti is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Sinclair Community College. In addition to her role as faculty, she serves as the Research Internship Coordinator (RIC) for the Sinclair LSAMP program. The LSAMP RIC provides support and assistance to Sinclair LSAMP scholars that are interested in pursuing undergraduate research. The RIC establishes trusting relationships with researchers at local four-year institutions to secure research internship opportunities for Sinclair LSAMP scholars that demonstrate academic readiness. The RIC manages the duties of the research interns, verifies weekly lab performance, performs routine site visits to the research laboratories, and handles inquiries regarding undergraduate STEM research.

E: cari.gigliotti@sinclair.eduu