ATHENS, Ga. -- Seven colleges and universities in Georgia are making strides toward increasing the numbers of minority students interested in STEM disciplines.
The schools are part of an organization known as the Peach State Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP), a collaborative effort to reach underrepresented minorities and encourage them to pursue majors and careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
The University of Georgia is the lead institution for Peach State LSAMP. Four more of the schools are in Metro Atlanta: Georgia Tech, Georgia Perimeter College, Kennesaw State University and Southern Polytechnic State University.
Other participating institutions include Ft. Valley State University near Warner Robins, and Savannah State University.