AGEP (Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate) is a program sponsored by the National Science Foundation designed with a two-fold purpose:
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.
One of the best ways to learn more about AGEP national efforts is to visit the national AGEP website: http://www.agep.us/
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.
For more information on Northwestern’s AGEP program, please contact:
Cheryl Judice, PhD
Director – AGEP STEM/SBES
The Graduate School
633 Clark, Crown 1-502
Evanston, IL 60208-1113
phone: (847) 491-8536 (office)