MI-LSAMP Partner Institution:


Western Michigan University is focused on improving the future of our communities and the world, beginning with our students. We boast one of the nation’s greenest campuses. Every day, we challenge our thinking to create programs that make a lasting impact. We were named by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 11% of all universities in the country. 

Western Michigan 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.

Research Programs

Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship Award
The Western Michigan University (WMU) Office of Research and Innovation provides a stipend for semester-long undergraduate research experiences with faculty (not limited to MI-LSAMP students).

Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Grant
The WMU College of Arts and Sciences provides a stipend to students in the college for semester-long undergraduate research experiences with faculty  (not limited to MI-LSAMP students).

LSAMP Undergraduate Research Experience
MI-LSAMP, the WMU Office of the President, and the Office of Research and Innovation, provide undergraduate summer research experiences for 5-6 MI-LSAMP scholars each year.

Undergraduate Student Programs

STEM Talent Expansion Program (STEP)
A support program for students majoring in engineering or applied sciences that includes learning communities, cohorts, tutoring, and mentoring.

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Preparatory (CEAS-Preparatory)
A pathway for students who wish to major in engineering or applied sciences but do not meet the math requirements for pre-engineering admission.


Steve Carr
MI-LSAMP Governance Board
Western Michigan University
Interim Vice President for Research and Innovation

Matthew Cavalli
MI-LSAMP Steering Committee
Western Michigan University
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Anetra Grice
MI-LSAMP Project Coordinator
STEP Program Director
STEM Talent Expansion Program (STEP) Manager

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– Alvin Toffler, Author & Thought Leader

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