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

Research Immersion: Pathways to STEM (RiPS)

 2017 Poster Session

 ~ 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.

To learn more about previous student participants and previous faculty mentors, click HERE.
What are the dates for the summer program?

May 28, 2019 to July 24, 2019

When is the application deadline?

March 8, 2019

Who should apply?

Current community college students who have completed at least one year at their community college and have an interest in transferring to Kansas State University


Current Kansas State University students (rising sophomores or juniors) with no prior research experience. Transfer students encouraged to apply.


Student applicants should have completed college Algebra and one college-level science course with laboratory (all with passing grades) before participating in the RiPS program. Preference will be given to students who have had additional math or science courses. Additionally, students must be US citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

Summer 2018 cohort

What do I need for my application?

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

To learn more information about How to write a Personal Statement, follow the link HERE

To learn more about Letters of Recommendation, follow the link HERE

How do I apply?
Applications for Summer 2019 are now closed.
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
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What areas of research are supported?

RiPS supports research in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. See below for a list of KS-LSAMP supported majors.


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 late March 2019.

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What happens if I get accepted into the program?

Accepted students will need to confirm their participation in the program by April 2019. Following your acceptance, you will receive an informational packet, which will contain important program information.


Questions can be directed to lsamp@ksu.edu