Welcome to the project page for: “An NSF AGEP Program’s Unintended Effect on Broadening Participation: Transforming “Non-STEM” Graduate Students into Engineering Education Faculty, Researchers, K-12 Educators, and Advocates.”
INFORMED CONSENT: Thank you for visiting our website. The content on this page, including information from any webinars or online discussions, will be used to inform our research. You are invited to participate in the discussion and you are free to use any format for your blog name or avatar. Responses from anonymous users are valued equally among those who use identifiable blogger names or those who use pseudonyms. We welcome and encourage participation from the general public, and seek to hear responses from an international audience. Thank you for your participation.
This page is hosted by the PROMISE AGEP, and this project is sponsored by the National Science Foundation: Collaborative Research: AGEP – T: PROMISE AGEP Maryland Transformation # 1309290, #1309264, and #1309256. IRB #: Y15RT39099.
This investigation will be disseminated to the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).
An NSF AGEP Program’s Unintended Effect on Broadening Participation: Transforming “Non-STEM” Graduate Students into Engineering Education Faculty, Researchers, K-12 Educators, and Advocates
Background and Premise:
The National Science Foundation’s Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) program focuses on increasing the numbers of underrepresented minorities (URM) who will get STEM PhDs and go on to become professors. While typically serving students within STEM fields, the AGEP for our state has broadened its reach to include participants from various disciplines. Our activities engage students from engineering along with those from science, education, and the humanities, and we open professional development activities to graduate students from all backgrounds, races, and cultures. This level of inclusion provides a sense of community and critical mass of scholars for the URM STEM students.
The Blogging Process
The study is designed to observe responses of participants from PROMISE AGEP graduate students and alumni who currently participate or have participated in the NSF PROMISE AGEP program in Maryland, but had research and received graduate degrees in fields that are not traditionally considered STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). We are also seeking responses from PROMISE alums in the social sciences. This is a social media, interactive project. Men and women from all backgrounds are invited to participate.
[A note about blogging: Many people engage in blogging activities on mobile devices, and bloggers who type without an account may not be able to edit their entries. Therefore, there may be small errors within the posts below that are the result of blogging quickly “on-the-go,” or unintentional mobile device “auto-corrections” that produce errors out of context. Errors will be corrected in any resulting publications. Thank you for reading and participating in the conversation.]