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Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP)


Advancing Interdisciplinary STEM Graduate Education in Energy and Sustainability Disciplines

West Texas A&M University has joined with the Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) to bring the Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) program to our campus. This opportunity endows graduate students with extra money in the form of Performance-Based Scholarships and Conference Travel Funding.  It also provides resources for Social and Collaborative Networks across TAMUS - 11 Universities total - in addition to Professional Development and Grant-Writing Workshops.
The focus of AGEP is to aid graduate students in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematical (STEM), behavioral sciences such as psychology and sociology, or those in STEM-focused education disciplines by eliminating barriers, fostering a sense of community, and furnishing a 'fast-track' to completing a PhD in five years.  We would like to see you as a professor one day.  Your focus, as an AGEP participant, will be to play an active role in this project by utilizing the funding, networks, and various workshops available.

Students interested in participating in AGEP must meet the National Science Foundation's eligibility requirements:

·         U.S. citizen.
·         Underrepresented ethnicity status defined as:
o    Hispanic or Latino. A person of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.
o    American Indian or Alaska Native. A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
o    Black or African American. A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa.
o    Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
·         Enrolled at WTAMU in either a Masters- or Doctoral-level graduate program for STEM, Behavioral Science, Education with specific goals of teaching STEM classes, or Interdisciplinary with at least one of the above programs of study
·         At least one year left in your graduate program (some exceptions may apply)
·         Major faculty advisor or (if undetermined) departmental faculty graduate advisor
·         Research interest in topics related to energy and sustainability and/or STEM disciplines
·         Potential interest in pursuing a career in academia
More information is available in our WT-AGEP printable brochure or you may contact Steve McLean (contact information below).
To learn about what we do (upcoming events and past events), check out our AGEP Activities page.
If you would like to apply for AGEP, you will need to fill out the WT-AGEP Application.  Please print and complete this application, then deliver by hand, fax, mail, or scanned email attachment to:
Steve McLean, M.A., CRA
Killgore Research Center #176
WTAMU Box 60217
Canyon, TX 79016-0001
(806) 651-2983; (806) 651-2733 (fax)
We look forward to reviewing your application and hope to welcome you into our program!

WTAMU-AGEP is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, West Texas A&M University Graduate School, and the office of Sponsored Research Services.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Award No.HRD-1308163. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.