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Winners' Circle

Winners' Circle
PSU LSAMP wins 4 awards for best research presentation at 2015 LSAMP Conference! Congratulations to Emilio Molina, Griselda Velasco, Florisela Herrejon Chavez, & Erica Lopez!

Young Visionary

Young Visionary
Meet Ezana Mulugeta, a Mechanical Engineering major selected for the Multiple Engineering Cooperative Program (MECOP) at Genentech.

Exceptional Talent

Exceptional Talent
Meet Florisela Herrejon Chavez, a junior Biochemistry major recently selected for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Exceptional Research Opportunities Program (EXROP). She will conduct summer research at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.


Welcome to The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) at Portland State University. LSAMP is dedicated to enhancing the undergraduate experience for underrepresented students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields of study. It Provides activities, events, and opportunities for students at Portland State University and Portland Community College.

This unique five year grant, funded through the National Science Foundation, is focused on the following:

  • Creating a community among LSAMP scholars that values excellence, diversity, and persistence
  • Expanding opportunities for LSAMP scholars through participation in undergraduate research experiences and leadership initiatives
  • Developing a comprehensive strategy for success that supports LSAMP scholars

For more information download the LSAMP Presentation.pptx.


Dr. Suzanne Estes

Program Director
Phone: (503) 725-2422

Dr. Lorna Tran

Weekly visits to PCC

will resume Fall 2015

Contact LSAMP Community

College Liaison, Dr. Lorna Tran,

after July 15, 2015 for information

or to schedule an appointment.

She can be reached at


Xotchitl Ramirez

Program Assistant

Phone: (503) 725-2392



The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Center is located on the PSU Campus at 1136 SW Montgomery St., in Stephen Epler Hall, Room 103. Enter from the first floor lobby on the east side of the building.

Hours of Operation

LSAMP Hours:
Monday - Friday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM.