"Strategies that help to retain students in the STEM pipeline, through graduation and graduate school, are built in to the framework of the LSAMP model. The model has three components, essentially, two of which come out of the Tinto model of student retention, which has to do with academic and social integration of the students. It provides activities and services that enable the students to become integrated into their academic institution. The other piece is sort of socialization into sciences or professionalization. It's giving them activities that induct them into their profession. And, it's a way to prepare them, for the future, but also to really anchor them in their disciplines The LSAMP model utilizes a number of approaches that focus on helping students achieve academic and social integration and professionalization."
--Dr. Clemenica Cosentino De Cohen, as quoted from Aiming High and Making a Difference