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Project Summary

The Colorado Alliance for Minority Participation (CO-AMP)


​​The Colorado Alliance for Minority Participation (CO-AMP) has thus far matriculated four cohorts of underrepresented minority students through the LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) program. The first three cohorts matriculated at Colorado State University (CSU), the lead institution for the CO-AMP alliance, whereas the fourth BD cohort matriculated at Colorado School of Mines (CSM). The fifth cohort will matriculate at the University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver). As the only urban, research-intensive institution in the Rocky Mountain States, CU Denver offers a unique training experience in a wide range of STEM disciplines.

The Program is administered by a Management Team, which includes individuals who are nationally recognized for their efforts in diversity and inclusion. The Team will meet regularly with all BD fellows to assess their overall satisfaction with the program as well as gather feedback for areas of improvement. Importantly, once per semester, individual one-on-one meetings will be held with each of the BD fellows to assess their academic progress and career development. These academic progress and mentoring meetings will continue throughout the entire program of study for all BD fellows.

The program is designed to provide a series of career development courses and workshops to facilitate their successful completion of the program and preparation for careers in academia and related professions. Examples of such career development programs include: teaching preparation, ethical conduct of research, scientific writing, and a broad array of related career development workshops. Furthermore, regularly scheduled meetings of the local BD cohort, as well as annual meetings with all BD fellows in the CO-AMP alliance will build a sense of community and serve as a venue for sharing experiences and best practices.

As the only urban, research-intensive institution in the Rocky Mountain states, CU Denver offers a unique training experience in a wide range of STEM disciplines. Although the Management Team will make the BD cohort aware of all 29 STEM-related PhD training programs, BD fellows will be encouraged to matriculate into the following STEM programs where the USA job market is most promising: Mathematics and Statistical Sciences, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Computer Science and Information Systems, Bioengineering, Integrative and Systems Biology, and Biomedical Sciences. Through a well-developed series of career development courses and workshops, coupled with ongoing individual mentoring, the program will strive for successful completion of the PhD degree for all CU Denver BD fellows.

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