NSF Funding Aids in Texas A&M University System Alliance

February 8, 2014
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Funding from the National Science Foundation will aid Prairie View A&M University in increasing the number of underrepresented graduate students who transition to faculty positions in energy and sustainability.

The funding is in partnership with other institutions in the Texas A&M University System who will join with PVAMU to create a system-wide alliance to reach the goal. The alliance has been awarded $1.2 million by the NSF Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) program. The AGEP program opens multiple pathways to the doctorate and professoriate for underrepresented minority populations that have been historically underserved, geographically isolated and place bound by successfully developing and sustaining large-scale, distributed STEM communities and cultures that promote access and success. At PVAMU, the program will be coordinated by Dr. Gloria Regisford, principal investigator and Drs. Laura Carson, Pamela Obiomon and Ruby Stevens, who serve as co-principal investigators.

The alliance is led by Texas A&M University and includes three other doctoral degree-granting institutions in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fields – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Texas A&M-Kingsville, and West Texas A&M University – as well as five additional collaborating institutions, which include Tarleton State University, Texas A&M International University, Texas A&M–San Antonio, Texas A&M –Texarkana, Texas A&M–Commerce, Texas A&M University- Central Texas.

For more information on the AGEP program, visit http://tamus-agep.tamu.edu.