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Pathways to STEM: Kansas Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (KS-LSAMP)

Research Immersion: Pathways to STEM (RiPS)

RiPS2014 Group - Final Presentations

 ~ Before you apply, please read all information below ~

What is Research Immersion: Pathways to STEM?

RiPS is an 8-week summer research program offered by the Kansas Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation. This program pairs students with research mentors who help students to conduct an independent research project. The overall goal of this program is to provide summer academic and professional preparation to underrepresented students in STEM fields.

What are the dates for the summer program?

May 31, 2016 to July 27, 2016

When is the application deadline?

February 29, 2016

Who should apply?

Current community college students who have completed at least one year at their community college and intend to transfer to Kansas State University


Current Kansas State University students who have transferred from Dodge City Community College, Donnelly College, Garden City Community College or Seward County Community college


Current Kansas State University students who did not transfer from community college

Student applicants should have completed College Algebra and one science course with laboratory before participating in the RiPS program. Preference will be given to students who have had additional math or science courses.

2015 RiPS Group Certificates

What do I need for my application?

An application checklist can be found HERE. Please review this form before you begin the application process.

How do I apply?

The full 2016 RiPS application can be found below:

  • WORD version of 2016 RiPS application
  • PDF version of 2016 RiPS application

A Word document of the letter of recommendation can be downloaded HERE.

What are the professional benefits of this program?
  • A mentored research experience
  • Participation in organized social events
  • Begin establishing professional network
  • Opportunity to explore Kansas State University and Manhattan, KS
What are the financial benefits of this program?
  • Scholarship: $3,000
  • Housing and meals for the entire 8-week period are provided by the RiPS program
Lab shots
What areas of research are supported?

RiPS supports research in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. A complete list can be found HERE.

What happens after I apply?

The selection committee will make the final decision on Research Immersion: Pathways to STEM participants and applicants will be notified of the committee's decision by March 2016.

 2015 RiPS poster presentations

What happens if I get accepted into the program?

Accepted students will need to confirm their participation in the program by April 2016. Following your acceptance, you will receive an informational packet, which will contain important program information.


Questions can be directed to lsamp@ksu.edu or Dr. Brenee King at 785-532-6054