Academic Success

Colorado Alliance of Minority Participation (CO-AMP)

Contact:

Don May, CO-AMP Site Coordinator & Professor of Physics/Engineering
601 Berndt Hall
may_d@fortlewis.edu
(970) 247.7545

Jessica Pierce, CO-AMP Manager
148 Chemistry Hall
Jmpierce@fortlewis.edu
(970) 247.7015

What is CO-AMP?

The Colorado Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (CO-AMP) is an innovative consortium of fifteen community colleges, four-year institutions, and four Native American tribes in Colorado and the Four Corners region working to increase the number of underrepresented minorities earning bachelor's degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM).  The number of minority students earning bachelor's degrees has more than doubled since 1995 with 215 students to 495 students in 2010.  CO-AMP is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation with Colorado State University as its headquarters.  Visit the CSU CO-AMP website

CO-AMP Mission:
  • To substantially increase the quantity (of students graduating) and the quality of education for underrepresented students receiving baccalaureate degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
  • To increase the number of underrepresented students entering graduate schools to attain a doctorate.
 CO-AMP can assist with:
  • Undergraduate research (supply expenses and on campus-housing)
  • Graduate school and exam fees
  • Travel support to academic and professional conferences
  • Other activities may be funded, please submit requests

CO-AMP offers Mini-grant funding. Find the CO-AMP membership application and mini-grant application here.  For additional information stop by the office or send an email.

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American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES)

Contact:

Liz Mason, Club Advisor
Native American Center
Emmason@fortlewis.edu
(970) 247-7225

The Fort Lewis College Chapter of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) has been active since 1989 (one of the most powerful chapters in the United States). For two years over the last decade, the Chapter received the National AISES Chapter Award Stelvino J. Zanin. FLC AISES Chapter members have received Scholarships, Research Awards, Internships, and Career opportunities as a result of their participation with AISES. The yearly average number of student members is 45. Visit the national AISES website.

Society for the Advancement of Hispanic/Chicano and Native American Scientist (SACNAS)

Contact:

Theresa Rodriguez, Club Advisor
Registrar's Office
Rodriguez_T@Fortlewis.edu
(970) 382-6983

The Fort Lewis College Chapter of SACNAS has been active since 2009. SACNAS is a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of Hispanic/Chicano Native American scientists- from college students to professionals- to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in science. Over thirty students have attended the SACNAS National Conference. Participation in FLC SACNAS Chapter provides students opportunities such as scholarships, grants, research, internships, mentoring, graduate school preparation, and attendance to SACNAS's National Conference. Visit the national SACNAS website.