The IMAGE Program at the University of Mississippi began in 1991 as part of the Mississippi Alliance for Minority Participation. The Alliance, now called the Louis Stokes Mississippi Alliance for Minority Participation (LSMAMP), is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the eight public universities in Mississippi. The LSMAMP was formed to address the shortfall of scientists, engineers and mathematicians that the American workforce faces, which adversely impacts the nation’s competitive posture in the global economy. National higher education enrollment data indicate significant under-representation of minorities among Americans holding undergraduate and graduate degrees in all academic disciplines.
The acronym IMAGE stands for Increasing Minority Access to Graduate Education. The IMAGE Program at the University of Mississippi strives to prepare its members in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) so that they will be able to successfully enter graduate school after their undergraduate studies. Everything we do is oriented toward striving for excellence, and students who accept the challenge to pursue excellence become IMAGE Scholars.
If you are looking for an undergraduate program in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics, IMAGE has a place for you.