University of New Mexico
Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

In the Field

About UNM AMP and our Statewide Alliance

Undergraduate STEM campus research opportunities are available each semester! The New Mexico Alliance for Minority Participation is designed to increase the enrollment and graduation rate of historically underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering and mathematics through research engagement.
UNM-AMP has been operating at the undergraduate level for 10 years: first housed in the College of Engineering, and since 2001, in Arts & Sciences. Dr. Laura Crossey, Former Associate Dean of A&S and Professor in E&PS has served as Institutional Coordinator. At UNM, AMP activities include funding approximately 10 students per year in undergraduate research activities. Academic support and graduate preparation activities are performed in seminars, and through partnership with other UNM support programs. In addition, UNM AMP administers MESA and transfer scholarships from NM high schools and other NM institutions of higher learning.

For undergraduate UNM LSAMP opportunities, see the Undergraduate Program link above.

Past Program Success--About the NM AMP-Bridge to the Doctorate (AMP-BD)

In the Field

NO LONGER OFFERED: The goal of the NM AMP BD was to fund the initial two years of graduate study at selected LSAMP Alliance institutions (NMSU and UNM). Cohorts of 12 STEM graduate students were the focus of each years' activities. Cohorts I-V were at NMSU; beginning in 2008 with Cohort VI and continuing through 2010 with Cohort VIII, the cohort groups alternated between NMSU and UNM. This activity served to broaden participation through the attraction of underrepresented minority students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. 

For information about AMP-BD in other states, and current opportunities, see STEM Pathways at the Institute for Broadening Participation..
Pictured at right: UNM AMP BD Cohort 6 at the Joint Annual Meeting sponsored by NSF in Washington, D.C.

To Apply or for more Information, Contact:

Laura J. Crossey, Ph.D., UNM AMP Program Director
1 University of New Mexico,
MSC03 2040 Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Phone: 505 277-5349; Fax 505 277-8843;