The fall 2018 CSU-LSAMP student cohort
CSU-LSAMP Student Cohort, Fall 2018

A Closer Look

Here is a list of CASA programs for first-year students:


Would you like to review your math, prepare for calculus, and get paid for it? Are you interested in getting involved in STEM research? Then the California State University Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program at SDSU is for you. The goal is to broaden participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematical (STEM) disciplines, and encourage more students to pursue graduate degrees in STEM fields. The program includes academic advising, a 5-week summer math program, seminars/workshops, scholarships, book loans, GRE prep, travel awards, and research participation stipends. For more info contact Thelma Chavez at 

DEADLINE: June 15 (Summer) & Rolling (Academic Year)


The Health Professions Advising Office is a resource for students in any major planning a career in the health professions, including dentistry, medicine (M.D., D.O., and D.P.M.), optometry, pharmacy, physician assistant, and veterinary medicine. Professional staff and peer mentors support a community of pre-health professions students as they explore different health professions, plan and complete required course work, gain clinical experience, provide service and leadership on campus and in the community, and prepare for admissions tests and the 15-month application process. HPAO also works closely with many pre-health student organizations. To open an HPAO file, come to GMCS 323 or call 619-594-3030 to speak to a front desk representative. Be sure to check our web page at 


Remember what it is like to be the newest or youngest member of a group or at a school? Wouldn’t it have been nice to have an experienced fellow student and a faculty member knowledgeable about the facilities and activities on campus serve as your “mentors”?  If you agree, the weekly Introduction to Campus Activities and Networking program at SDSU is the program for you. For more information contact Dr. Estralita Martin at 619-594-1204, or e-mail or visit 


Become a teacher! Earn your bachelor’s degree and credential in 4 years through the Integrated Teacher Education Program! The ITEP pathway typically takes 4 years and integrates the bachelor’s and credential program so that you can complete your general education, major and credential coursework, and student teaching within the 4 years it takes to earn a bachelor’s degree. ITEP programs are offered for those who want to become elementary teachers, and secondary teachers in the areas of mathematics, social science, and chemistry. For more information, see and contact Jackie Fuller, at 


The SDSU Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement program provides academic support, “out of classroom” experiences and industry and alumni engagement, which help students succeed academically and develop professionally to achieve career goals. MESA students engage in “high impact” experiences, such as undergraduate research, first year seminar, learning communities and leadership development. The goal of the program is to enhance student engagement and graduate diverse students in the STEM fields. MESA is a postsecondary component of MESA California. For more information visit:

DEADLINE: mid-June


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Center for Earth System Sciences and Remote Sensing Technologies.  SDSU is a founding campus member led by The City College of The City University of New York (CCNY) in partnership with Hampton University (HU), University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez (UPRM) and the University of Texas, El Paso (UTEP).  The mission of the CESSRST is to educate, train and graduate a new, diverse, competent generation of students skilled in STEM including in areas of interest to NOAA including in mission-aligned STEM, social science, and “Big Data” disciplines through participation in state-of-the-art research. CESSRST supports NOAA’s mission “to understand and predict changes in Earth’s environment and to conserve and manage coastal and marine resources to meet nation’s economic, social, and environmental needs”.  A key objective of CESSRST research projects is to inspire students to engage in interdisciplinary research that supports NOAA’s role in environmental science, service and stewardship.  Funding is provided for undergraduate, MS, and Ph.D. students working in ecosystem science, social science, and big data in ecology, mathematics, and geography.  For more information contact Dr. Walter Oechel at or visit and


NOYCE Scholars and Interns (MATHEMATICS)

The SDSU Mathematics Noyce Scholars and Interns Program focuses on recruitment of highly qualified and diverse mathematics majors into mathematics teaching. We offer the opportunity for undergraduate mathematics majors to work as tutors in middle school or high school. You might also have the opportunity to tutor college students or lead activities in Precalculus. Math Scholars get support, $12,500 scholarships*, for their credential year or their senior year in ITEP  and will be part of a supportive community as new teachers. Contact Dr. Susan Nickerson at See (*Scholars agree to teach for two years.) 

DEADLINE: April 1st or until filled


The Pre-Maximizing Access to Research Careers is an enrichment program open to freshman and sophomore students majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The goal of the Pre-MARC program is to introduce students to research and mentoring. Students have the opportunity to participate in Learning Communities during the spring semester.  For more information contact Thelma Chavez at or visit  DEADLINE: Rolling


 Bank of America, in collaboration with the Research Foundation, have provided a two-year grant that will support Hispanic/Latinx students preparing for careers in health care. The program is housed in the office of Hispanic Serving Institution affairs and is being led by program coordinator and retention specialist, Wendy Mejia.

The goals of SDSU Progresando en Salud are to: provide paid opportunities for participants to engage in crucial extracurricular career experiences, programming opportunities that facilitate pathways for health career success and allow students to reconnect with the Hispanic/Latinx community, and ensure deliberate and ample utilization of retention and student success resources. The collective goal is to advance the representation and impact of Hispanic/Latinx learners who seek to serve their communities in the critical arena of health care. For more information, please email To join the program, please complete this brief form: To schedule a session with the program coordinator and retention specialist: