1. To increase the number of underrepresented minority students receiving doctorates in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and SBES (Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences) disciplines; and
2. To increase the number of underrepresented minorities in faculty positions in STEM and SBES departments at colleges and universities.
The National Science Foundation believes that comprehensive, coordinated institutional partnerships is the best strategy for achieving AGEP goals. In October 2004, Purdue University led Indiana University and Northwestern University in a partnership to form the Midwest Crossroads AGEP Program for STEM fields focusing on recruitment, retention, and enrichment activities. In August 2005, Northwestern became the lead partner in an AGEP SBES alliance known as GLASS (Great Lakes Alliance for the Social Sciences) with the same goals as the AGEP STEM program. GLASS universities include: The University of Chicago, The University of Wisconsin-Madison, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, The Ohio State University, The Pennsylvania State University, and Temple University.
This program has 7 participating institutions.