Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP)

Michigan Technological University and the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan State University, Western Michigan University and Wayne State University are partners on a 3.5-year $1.32 million project sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Michigan Tech will partner with the other research universities in Michigan to test strategies designed to increase the number of domestic underrepresented minority graduate students pursuing careers in academia. The project will involve an extensive research component that will test the effectiveness of mentoring and community-building activities on graduate students’ persistence toward a degree and interest in continuing on to a career in academia.