AGEP-NC Project

North Carolina State University, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, are collaborating to develop, implement and study the AGEP North Carolina Alliance model for creating institutional, department-level and faculty change to promote historically underrepresented minority US citizens who are completing their STEM doctoral degrees and progressing into faculty positions.

The AGEP-NC project assists departments wishing to build an infrastructure for their doctoral programs and a culture among dissertation advisors that successfully prepares underrepresented minority (URM) dissertation students for faculty careers in the sciences and engineering. Participating departments engage in a study of the pathways through their doctoral programs and a planning process resulting in a departmental plan for promoting the success of diverse doctoral students.

The AGEP-NC Student Leadership Council (SLC) provides doctoral students an opportunity to contribute to the success of the effort while gaining valuable leadership and STEM education research experience. The SLC consists of two doctoral students from NC A&T (along with students from NC State University and UNC-Charlotte) who serve a one-year term and provide input to the AGEP-NC Project Senior Leadership on the needs of students in their disciplines and campuses.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Nos. 1820536 182058 and 1820582. 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.