NSF grant enhances CCNY’s Hispanic-Serving/STEM thrust
CCNY had the only successful proposal from the Northeast among seven winners nationally announced by the NSF today.

About the H-AGEP

The City College of New York and the University of Texas at El Paso collaborates to develop, implement and study a model for training and transitioning Hispanic Environmental Sciences and Engineering (ESE) doctoral students, who have completed all coursework and who are dissertating, as they transition to STEM instructional faculty or staff positions at community colleges and other associate degree granting institutions.  This alliance was created in response to the NSF’s Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) program solicitation (NSF 16-552) The AGEP program seeks to advance knowledge about models to improve pathways to the professoriate and success of historically underrepresented minority (URM) graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty in specific STEM disciplines and/or STEM education research fields.  AGEP Transformation Alliances develop, replicate or reproduce; implement and study, via integrated educational and social science research, models to transform the dissertator phase of doctoral education, postdoctoral training and/or faculty advancement, and the transitions within and across the pathway levels, of URMs in STEM and/or STEM education research careers.

Program Benefits

  • Special teaching training
  • Exposure to the professional world
  • Training on areas that complement the technical knowledge
  • Stipend
  • Readiness for faculty employment
  • Job hunting preparation

Program Qualifications

  • GPA 3.0 of above
  • Enrolled in PhD program (Dissertation phase)
  • Conduct research in ESE related areas
  • Interest on becoming a faculty

H-AGEP Partners

The partners in the Hispanic AGEP Alliance: The City College of New York; University of Texas-El Paso; LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, NY; Queensborough Community College in Bayside, NY; and El Paso Community College.

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