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Overview of CSU-LSAMP Fresno State

The LSAMP program supports comprehensive attention to those processes and factors that promote baccalaureate attainment, preparation for graduate study, and preparation for successful careers by students within alliances.  

Undergraduate LSAMP Program Activities

LSAMP Academic and Career Advisement

LSAMP Academic and Career Advisement

The purpose of LSAMP is to assist current or prospective Fresno State students in the academic path to achieve their goals through advising and the locating of a STEM advisor on campus.

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It is required that all program students meet with their faculty advisor at least once per academic year and complete the Faculty Academic Advising Form, but it is HIGHLY recommended that you meet your advisor each semester.

Faculty Advising Verification Form

Submit your advising verification form to the LSAMP Office once you and your advisor have signed it.

 

Other important links to assist in progress toward graduation and academics:

Advising Services

Degree Roadmaps

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Career Services 

Success Toolkit - Time Management Forms

Time Management Presentation

Academic Success Workshop Handouts

 

 

Peer Mentoring

Peer Mentoring

Peer mentors are an important component of LSAMP. Peer Mentors implement retention activities, assist with career and educational planning, and coordinate with the Program Coordinator to implement peer mentoring for first year students.

It is also important to acknowledge that Peer Mentors are one of the primary LSAMP representatives responsible for interacting with students and for assisting students in dealing with the transition to the university.

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Academic Excellence Workshops (AEW)

Academic Excellence Workshops are regularly held, weekly meetings (2 to 4 hours) to support excellence in foundation courses in mathematics, chemistry, physics, engineering, or other technical subjects. Participants engage in structured activities that develop communications skills of students, their ability to work with others, and their mastery of the content.

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Participants develop the bonds that create an academic community among the participants and create self-directed learners.

The AEWs are traditionally led by an upper division student who is referred to as the Facilitator and is who is proficient in the subject matter.

SCHEDULE and ATTENDANCE

  • The AEWs are held once per week for 2 hours and can be taken for 1 unit – credit/no-credit grading as N. Sci. 40T courses
  • Student participants must attend at least 60% of the AEW in order to receive credit. Students must sign in in order to receive credit for participation.

Through grade comparisons it has been shown that students who attend the AEWs will generally perform better in the corresponding course

Student Meetings

Student Meetings

LSAMP Student Meetings are held once per semester. The meetings provide a forum for students to network and gather information pertaining to research, conferences, campus activities and other opportunities.

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If you missed the meeting and would like to review the agenda please see Lilia DeLaCerda.

CSU-LSAMP Fresno State Research Program

CSU-LSAMP Fresno State Research Program

Contact Lilia De La Cerda for application and details. 

stdresearchLSAMP Students have the opportunity to participate in undergraduate research with a Fresno State faculty member.

Participants historically have received a $1,500 stipend for participating during the summer and an additional $1,500 stipend during the academic year component.

Previous students have shared the following:

"It was a great experience and I wish every student could participate."

"This opportunity has helped to open my eyes to the world of scientific research and the possibilities that present themselves once an answer to a question is sought."

 

 

GRE Preparation 

GRE Preparation

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and critical thinking and analytical writing skills that have been acquired over a long period of time and that are not related to any specific field of study. The GRE Subject Tests gauge undergraduate achievement in 8 specific fields of study and is often required for admission into graduate degree programs. 

 

* Make sure to contact the Financial Aid Office for information regarding the Fee Reduction Program*

 Current fee for the GRE General is $205.

 

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Contingent upon funding, LSAMP may provide students with GRE preparation assistance. For more information contact Lilia at the LSAMP office at (559) 278-4748) for further details.

GRE information from Educational Testing Services (ETS)

 GRE Guide by ETS

Other Helpful links: 

Testing Services at Fresno State 

Khan Academy

KAPLAN

     KAPLAN Free GRE Inside the Classroom Events

Magoosh GRE Prep

Princeton Review

Travel Funds to Present/Attend Conferences

Travel Funds to Present/Attend Conferences

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The CSU-LSAMP program at CSU, Fresno provides travel funds for students to present their research at a professional conference, or to attend a professional conference. In order to be eligible for these funds, students must fill out the LSAMP Travel Request Form or in a few cases special travel applications for SACNAS and ERN conferences.

 

 

If interested in requesting travel funds, complete the following three forms and submit to LSAMP office:

  1. Request for event/conference and travel funds reimbursement
  2. Travel/Conference Reimbursement Agreement
  3. Release of Liability Form
  4. Citation Examples for publication, poster, oral presentations (see Lilia for examples)

Funding/reimbursement contingent upon funds available.

International Activities

International Activities

thailandresearchThe CSU-LSAMP program at CSU, Fresno encourages students to apply to an international research program in countries such as France, Costa Rica or Thailand. Information regarding these programs will be posted on the website routinely and emailed to the students.

 

SUMMER 2016 OPPORTUNITIES

CSU-LSAMP supports the 2016 summer research program in Costa Rica. 

CSU-LSAMP Monterey Bay Costa Rica application has been closed.  

 

Student Study Area and Computers

 Student Study Area and Computers

The LSAMP office offers students study areas and computers located in Science 100.

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If you need a place to study, a place to meet with other students or check your email, please feel free to stop by.

There is also a refrigerator and microwave available for students.

Office Hours: M-F 9:00am-2:00pm 

 

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CSU-LSAMP is funded through the National Science Foundation (NSF) under grant #HRD-1302873 and the Chancellor's Office of the California State University.