The Goal of the UNC-Chapel Hill AGEP is to increase the number of Underrepresented Minority (URM) students receiving Ph.D.’s in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) and Social, Behavioral, & Economic Sciences (SBE) disciplines and to increase the number of these URM's entering the professorate.  To these ends, the objectives of the RES are:

1) Recruit & prepare undergraduates to

    pursue the Ph.D. degree
2) Assist students in the transition from B.A.

    and B.S. to Ph.D. programs
3) Retention of graduate students through

    completion of the Ph.D.
4) Prepare future faculty for success

AGEP will serve as a comprehensive vehicle for recruiting, mentoring, and graduating URM students in STEM and SBE programs through the use of components involving both undergraduate & graduate students.   


  UNC-Chapel Hill AGEP

  is a NSF sponsored program


Recent PhD recipients: Dr. Stephanie Gallowaysuccessfully defended her dissertation in the School of Education in the area of Culture, Curriculum and Change. Congratulations Stephanie!
Dr. Megan Rua successfully defended his dissertation in Biology, Curriculum for the Environment & Ecology! Congratulations Megan!


IDEA (Increasing Diversity and Enhancing Academia)is a program based at UNC Chapel Hill that provides paid training to underrepresented minorities interested in experiencing a science research experience in the geosciences. Current openings for paid summer research assistants.

Undergraduate Summer Research opportunity at University of California Berkeley co-directed by former SPGRE GA Amanda Northcross. STEER at UC Berkeley provides 9 weeks of summer research in Environmental Health.

The SPGRE program, RES and AGEP's flagship summer program, has been suspended until further notice. Unfortuantely, at this time due to the continued budget cuts by our funding agency, we simply cannot continue the program.

The AGEP Undergraduate Fellows program is currently not taking any applications, the program has been suspended indefinitely due to NSF budget cuts.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill AGEP - Chapel Hill, NC - 919.962.2509