MI-LSAMP Partner Institution


Wayne State University (WSU) is a proud MI-LSAMP partner! We are a premier university in the heart of Detroit and is known as Michigan’s most diverse campus. Our mission is to  create and advance knowledge, prepare a diverse student body to thrive, and positively impact local and global communities. WSU is part of the University Research Corridor, which is designed to transform, strengthen, and diversify Michigan’s economy through research innovation. 

Wayne State University’s MI-LSAMP programs include:

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 Programs

McNair Scholars Program
Provides financial and academic support to talented students who strive to excel in research and scholarship both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

Student Research Programs

Summer Undergraduate Research Academies (SURA)
An eight-week non-residential summer research opportunity scheduled each summer designed to provide partner school participants a comprehensive research training and enrichment experience. 

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROPConnect)
UROPConnect includes profiles for Wayne State University faculty members with information about their research interests as well as a listing of posted openings for undergraduates on research projects.

Research Opportunities for Engineering Undergraduates (ROEU)
Designed to enhance opportunities for students to participate in research and creative activities under faculty guidance. 


Darryl Gardner, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Academic Affairs
MI-LSAMP Principal Investigator 

Jennifer Tabb
Program Facilitator
Rebuild Detroit

Dwight McDonald, M.Ed.
MI-LSAMP Project Coordinator

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”

– Alvin Toffler, Author & Thought Leader

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