"The successful completion of doctoral degrees by minority students does not result from graduate study alone but rather depends on the presence of intellectual building blocks in middle school, high school and undergraduate education."
Dr. Henry T. Frierson

Welcome to the North Carolina OPT-ED Alliance

The North Carolina Alliance to Create Opportunity Through Education (NC OPT-ED) involves statewide institutions that are committed to diversifying the science, mathematics, technology and engineering workforce, including the professorate. The formal alliance with other National Science Foundation (NSF)-supported programs at institutions in North Carolina seeks to encourage underrepresented minority students from middle school through graduate school to attain the doctorate.

"Knowledge is the key that unlocks all the doors. It doesn't matter what you look like or where you come from if you have knowledge."
-Benjamin Carson
NC OPT-ED is an NSF-funded alliance among:

North Carolina A&T University logoNorth Carolina A&T State University NC State University logo The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill logo



Eleventh Annual Alliance Day

STEM & SBE: Empowering the Next Generation of Leaders
took place on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at The McKimmon Center at NC State University with Keynote Speaker: Dr. Christine Grant of North Carolina State University.

To read about the success of the event and review the valuable information that was disseminated:

Program Book & Abstract Book

Steering Committe Meeting

Thursday, January 24, 2013
10:00am - 1:00pm
UNC Center For School Leadership Development
Driving Directions
Agenda and More Information