The Colorado-Wyoming Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (CO-WY AMP) is an innovative consortium of sixteen institutions of higher learning, and has associations with two Native American tribes in Colorado (Southern Ute and Ute Mountain Ute) and two tribes in Wyoming (Northern Arapahoe and Eastern Shoshone). The Alliance's mission is to increase the number of historically and currently underrepresented American Indian, African American, Native American, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, and Alaska Native students earning bachelor's degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
In October 2016, CO-AMP became CO-WY AMP with the addition of two Wyoming partners, University of Wyoming and Central Wyoming College.
CO-WY AMP fills a critical gap by delivering programs to underrepresented minority (URM) students in STEM fields.
No other entity has assembled the number of higher education institutions in the Colorado-Wyoming region to collaborate on coordinated programs to URM students in STEM fields.
CO-WY AMP forms a unique Alliance with an urban/rural dichotomy, encompassing a distance of 550 miles.