The Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, IINSPIRE LSAMP, is a Midwest STEM partnership for innovation in research and education. The Alliance is committed to broadening the participation of underrepresented minorities in STEM education in the Midwest. With NSF LSAMP support as a new alliance starting in 2011, significant new initiatives, partnering, and leveraging within and across the institutions have led to progress on every campus.
Alliance Institutions are committed to providing an inclusive, supportive learning environment and preparing students academically and professionally for career opportunities in STEM, including graduate study. The Alliance is dedicated to increasing the number of STEM baccalaureate degrees granted to students from groups historically underrepresented in STEM, improving individual student persistence, and enriching the student experience through evidence-based practices, innovative programming, continuous improvement, and research.
The support from the coordinators and program directors of the IINSPIRE program is phenomenal, and they believe in our work. I am excited and proud of what I could achieve as an IINSPIRE LSAMP scholar.Queenster Nartey
Grinnell College Alumni
IINSPIRE is broadening my scope of research. I did a research program at Iowa State during the summer and was inspired to do more research. I expect to make more connections and learn a lot more about research opportunities.Torkelle Sumerall
Hawkeye Community College
As a new student of the IINSPIRE program, I find it helpful because of the networking and the research opportunities for undergraduates. I learned through IINSPIRE that I could do anything with motivation and drive.Solena Blackburn
Des Moines Area Community College