NSF-AGEP at Binghamton University

Increasing the diversity of graduate students in science, technology, engineering, and math

Graduate-level diversity scholars in the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) find Binghamton University a place to thrive.

For more than a decade, NSF-AGEP has provided support for Binghamton's outreach to diversity scholars. NSF-AGEP promotes the recruitment, mentoring, and retention of minority students in STEM doctoral programs, and encourages STEM graduates to pursue careers in higher education.

NSF-AGEP supports a variety of scholarly activities at Binghamton University:

  • Co-Teaching Project—The centerpiece of the NSF-AGEP program at Binghamton University. AGEP-qualifying doctoral students team up with a faculty mentor to design and teach an upper-level course within their discipline. Learn more about the Co-Teaching Project.

  • GCOS activities—Career and professional development workshops implemented through the BU PREP program. GCOS was born out of the NSF-AGEP program at Binghamton University. Today, all Binghamton graduate students are welcome at GCOS activities, but the target membership continues to be the University's diversity scholars.

  • Individual travel—AGEP scholars can receive support for professional conference or research-related travel.

  • Visiting speakers—Student groups can receive support for visiting speaker travel, honoraria and hosting expenses.

The NSF-AGEP program is now in its evaluation phase, and plans are underway to reapply for funding to continue supporting its activities at Binghamton University.

What is NSF-AGEP?

NSF-AGEP stands for National Science Foundation-Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate. NSF funds the AGEP program.

The primary goals of AGEP are to (a) significantly increase the number of underrepresented minorities (i.e., African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders) obtaining graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and (b) enhance the preparation of underrepresented minorities for faculty positions in academia. (Source)

Binghamton University participates in SUNY AGEP along with the three other SUNY university centers (Stony Brook, Albany and Buffalo).

Learn more about NSF-AGEP.

Who is eligible for support through NSF-AGEP?

As per the grant, students seeking support from the AGEP program must be:

  • A U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident

  • Enrolled in a graduate degree program in the Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science, or any department in the Math and Sciences division of Harpur College

  • A member of one of the following minority groups: American Indian, Alaskan Native, Black (African American), Hispanic American, Native Hawaiian, or Native Pacific Islander


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Last Updated: 11/20/15