Institute for Broadening Participation: Building Partnerships to Support Diversity in STEM
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AGEP - Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate

map of recently funded AGEPs AGEP alliances consist of institutions dedicated to supporting underrepresented minority students, women, and students with disabilities to complete advanced degrees in the STEM fields. Alliances provide a variety of support programs including research support, professional development and mentoring, as well as cultural and social activities.

The National Science Foundation's AGEP program is committed to the national goal of increasing the numbers of underrepresented minorities (URMs), including those with disabilities, entering and completing STEM graduate education and postdoctoral training to levels representative of the available pool. Increased URM participation in advanced STEM education and training is critical for supporting the development of a diverse professional STEM workforce especially a diverse STEM faculty who serve as the intellectual, professional, personal, and organizational role models that shape the expectations of future scientists and engineers. To achieve this long term goal, the AGEP program supports the development, implementation, study, and dissemination of innovative models and standards of graduate education and postdoctoral training that are designed to improve URM participation, preparation, and success.

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The alliance includes five, PhD-granting institutions in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (Texas A&M University, Prairie View A&M University, Texas A&M University-C . . . read more.
Participating Institutions:
Prairie View A&M University, Texas A&M University, San Antonio, Tarleton State University, Texas A&M Universitylead institution, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, Texas A&M International University, Texas A&M University, Kingsville, Texas A&M University, Commerce, West Texas A&M University
Pennsylvania State University will implement an AGEP Broadening Participation Research in STEM Education project entitled "An Exploratory Examination of STEM Graduate Programs between the United State . . . read more.
Participating Institutions:
Pennsylvania State Universitylead institution, University of London, University of Texas, El Paso
The California Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (California Alliance) consists of the University of California, Berkeley; University of California, Los Angeles; Stanford Universit . . . read more.
Participating Institutions:
California Institute of Technology, Stanford University, University of California, Berkeleylead institution, University of California, Los Angeles
The underrepresentation of African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Pacific Islanders, and Native Americans in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) graduate programs is well known an . . . read more.
Participating Institutions:
Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), Indiana University, Bloomington, Michigan State University, Northwestern University, Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, University of Iowa, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin, Madison
The University of California-Berkeley proposes to conduct an AGEP Broadening Participation Research in STEM Education project entitled Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Mechanisms in Improving Mentoring . . . read more.
Participating Institutions:
University of California, Berkeleylead institution
PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP is an alliance of the three public research universities in Maryland, led by UMBC, dedicated to the increasing the number and diversity of Ph.D. graduates in the sciences and . . . read more.
Participating Institutions:
University of Maryland, Baltimore, University of Maryland, Baltimore Countylead institution, University of Maryland, College Park
From state-of-the-art labs to world-class research libraries, the Michigan AGEP Alliance partners offer graduate learning environments rich with resources. Cutting-edge programs and abundant interdisc . . . read more.
Participating Institutions:
Michigan State University, Michigan Technological University, University of Michiganlead institution, Wayne State University, Western Michigan University
Washington State University, the University of Montana, the University of Idaho and Montana State University will collaborate to create the Pacific Northwest Alliance: Collaborative Opportunities for . . . read more.
Participating Institutions:
Heritage University, Montana State University, Montana Tech, Salish Kootenai College, University of Idaho, University of Montanalead institution, Washington State University
Required Qualifications: US citizen & PhD in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) fields. Preferred Qualifications: Expressed interest in tenure track faculty positions at research inte . . . read more.
Participating Institutions:
Brookhaven National Laboratory, State University of New York (SUNY), Stony Brooklead institution
Tuskegee University, Auburn University and Alabama State University will collaborate to create the Tuskegee Alliance to Forge Pathways to Academic Careers (T-PAC). This project was created in response . . . read more.
Participating Institutions:
Alabama State University, Auburn University, Tuskegee Universitylead institution
Underrepresented minority graduate students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) face multiple challenges with identity negotiation as they progress through graduate programs at . . . read more.
Participating Institutions:
Western Michigan Universitylead institution

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This material is based upon work partially supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Nos. 0646359, 1444498, 1139269, 0853147, 0827110, 0749544, 0703763, 0701472, 0549302, 0503536, 0456706, 0429048, 0954286, 0728588, 0834096, 1444382, 1037641, 1038809, 1315956, 1506040.

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.