MI-LSAMP Partner Institution


Michigan State University (MSU)  has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. A top global university, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery to make a better world while providing students with life-changing opportunities. 

MSU is part of the University Research Corridor, which is designed to transform, strengthen, and diversify Michigan’s economy through research innovation.

Michigan State University is pleased to offer an array of programs through MI-LSAMP: 

Pre-First Year Programs 

Engineering & Science Success Academy (ESSA)
The ESSA is a six-week, residential, academic intensive program designed to acclimate incoming freshmen with both the academic and environmental aspects to post-secondary education. Participants will attend daily classes in Math, Writing and Chemistry/Biology. Workshops/presentations will also be held to expose students to post graduation and professional opportunities.

Engineering Pre-First Year Program (EPFY)
The EPFY Program is a four week commuter program for incoming first year college students. The program will provide daily classes in engineering, mathematics, technical communications and chemistry. The students will be exposed to materials they will encounter in their most critical year, the first year. The students will also be exposed to engineering careers through employer visits and guest presentations. Throughout the four week program, personal development workshops will be held that will help the students build skills that will facilitate academic success.

Science Pre-First Year Program (SPFY)
The SPFY Program is a four week residential and commuter program for incoming first year college students. Students participate in this on-campus experience that features daily classes in chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics and technical writing. These courses will expose students to material they will encounter during the first year. The students will be exposed to science careers through employer visits and presentations.

Research Programs
Comprehensive research training with faculty mentors/preparation for graduate school

Summer Undergraduate Research Academy (SURA)

Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)

Engineering Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (EnSURE)

Research Experiences for Mathematics (REM)


Theresa Woodruff
Michigan State University
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Governance Board

Theodore Caldwell
MI-LSAMP Steering Committee

Jamillah Gross-Caldwell
MI-LSAMP Project Coordinator

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