Puerto Rico
Louis Stokes
Alliance for Minority


PR-LSAMP is one of the six “Grand AMPs”. It was created in 1991 as a collaborative venture of the main higher education institutions in Puerto Rico to increase the quantity and quality of minority college students who successfully complete a bachelor degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM), and continue on to complete a graduate degree in a STEM-related field. The alliance is composed of ten major institutions of higher education that are well known for their strong commitment to academic excellence and for providing a learning environment conducive to retaining and graduating a significant number of undergraduate students in STEM careers.

PR-LSAMP has been the main generator of institutional change among all members of the alliance in creating a genuine culture of undergraduate research and mentoring, therefore improving undergraduate STEM education.

Helping Minority Students to Achieve High Education Degree In STEMS Fields

PR-LSAMP is aimed at increasing the quality and quantity of students successfully completing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) baccalaureate degree programs, and guide them to continue graduate studies.
Juan S. Ramírez Lugo, PhD
PR-LSAMP Director