Tuskegee University AGEP program organizes a symposium entitled “Promising Models to Promote STEM Research Careers by Multi-Institution, Multi-Disciplinary Alliances Funded by the NSF’s Graduate Education and the Professoriate-Transformation (AGEP-T) Program”, Philadelphia, PA, February 26-28, 2016.
This symposium is a continuation of the dialogue that was started at the 2015 UI Conference in San Diego, CA, on models to diversify STEM graduate education and the workforce through AGEP-T Alliances. The 2016 symposium will host four AGEP Alliances: Tuskegee, University of Maryland, UC Berkeley and Purdue. These four alliances will present about their respective efforts and research findings to-date. The symposium dialogue will shed light on the factors that may adversely impact the academic success of URMs at alliance institutions, and will illuminate positive practices leading to promising strategies that can be widely adopted to gradually increase URM representation in STEM research careers