Kentucky State University will host a lecture on Louis Stokes and the Kentucky – West Virginia Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (KY-WV LSAMP) organization Feb. 20 in room 115 of Carver from 11 a.m. until noon.
Fara Williams, director of the KY-WV LSAMP, will be providing the lecture.
Williams previously served as the grant coordinator for the Oklahoma Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation for eight years. Williams earned a Bachelor of Science in elementary education from Oklahoma State University and taught in Texas and Alaska.
The KY-WV LSAMP is a consortium of colleges and universities working together to create, enhance and expand programs designed to broaden participation and increase the number of students from underrepresented populations who receive degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines.
LSAMP programs run on five-year cycle grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The first six alliances were created in 1991. In 1998, the name of the late Ohio Congressman Louis Stokes, who was responsible for numerous minority focused programs through the NSF and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), was added to the program.