The University of Michigan is the lead institution for the MI-LSAMP Alliance and is a flagship Research I university in the State of Michigan. Founded in 1817, it is the first university established in the State of Michigan and one of the largest public research institutions in the country. The university’s focus on interdisciplinary studies allows students to tailor their academic experiences to their career and life goals. UM is part of the University Research Corridor, which is designed to transform, strengthen, and diversify Michigan’s economy through research innovation.  

University of Michigan (UM) offers a wide array of programming options for incoming, current, and transfer students interested in STEM: 

Pre-First Year Programs 

NxtGEN STEM Scholars
MI-LSAMP’s flagship program for all MI-LSAMP participants; a virtual summer experience based on the best research on student retention practices.

Undergraduate Student Programs 

M-STEM Academies
Support system for STEM students majoring in engineering and the sciences.

Graduate Student Programs 

NextProf Initiative
Developing the next generation of underrepresented minority STEM professors Student Research Programs Undergraduate.

Research Programs

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) 
Immersive experiences in research with a faculty mentor.


Susan Collins
Principal Investigator
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Kevin Pipe
Lead Co-Prinicipal Investigator
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education and Professor of Mechanical Engineering


Tim McKay
MI-LSAMP Steering Committee
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education
Arthur F Thurnau Professor
Professor of Physics
Professor of Astronomy

Matthew Nelson

MI-LSAMP Interim Project Director

“Knowledge is the most democratic source of power”

– Alvin Toffler, Author & Thought Leader

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