The AGEP Engineering Alliance is a collaboration between three institutions with engineering postdoctoral researchers (Georgia Tech, Florida A&M, and Rice University) and two institutions providing evaluation and social science research expertise (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and BSCS Science Learning) to advance racial minority groups historically excluded from university science, technology, engineering, and mathematics departments. The program specifically focuses on postdoctoral scholars and early career faculty in engineering.
Strategies for Improving AGEP Population1 Faculty Success from Post-Doctoral Associates
- Increase the number of AGEP Population Engineering PhDs and Post Doctoral Associates seeking to become tenure-track Engineering faculty.
- Increase training opportunities for these Post-docs and PhDs important for successful tenure track matriculation prior to their faculty hire. Most notably, training in publication production and grant writing through preparatory courses, program workshops, and mentoring.
- Increase the retention of these post-docs in academia through mentoring within their engineering discipline; collaborative research opportunities; opportunities for leadership and participation in professional societies to improve networking within their discipline; and networking with other AGEP Population junior faculty matriculating through the tenure track process.
- Increase the number of senior faculty involved in mentoring AGEP Population Post-docs and junior faculty, especially with regards to research and collaborative grant writing.
- Increase the number of the AGEP Population Post-docs access to federal and state funding opportunities and communication with program directors early in their career.
 AGEP Population refers to participants that identify as one of the following racial groups: Black, Latina or Latino, Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander.