A group of freshmen participating in the UW Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program recently paid a special visit to the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) in Seattle where they met scientists and learned about the field.
Among the goals of the LSAMP program is to expand opportunities for underrepresented minority students majoring in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields.
“Through the UW Engineering and LSAMP STEM Bridge Program, students have the opportunity to visit local organizations such as the Institute for Systems Biology,” said LSAMP associate director Stephanie Gardner. “These experiences are invaluable and provide our students with direct exposure to professionals. This interactive engagement allows them to imagine themselves in STEM careers.”
The visit is featured on the ISB’s blog.