Oct 12 2022
NSF AGEP Alliances: Beacons for Equity in the STEM Professoriate Part I
The National Science Foundation’s (NSF's) Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) program funds teams of institutions that work together to identify, mitigate, and ultimately eradicate, systemic barriers to success for STEM faculty from racially and ethnically minoritized identities while studying, disseminating, and reproducing those strategies to produce large-scale, sustainable change. This episode features current and past participants in conversations about AGEP program impacts on their success. We discussed the importance of having strong mentoring networks at all stages of our journeys; they shared components of AGEP projects that have translated into professional practice and tangible outcomes for them; and we discussed how AGEP projects foster a sense of community that helps scholars succeed. Our guests include:Dr. Luis De Jesus Baez, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the University at BuffaloBrianna Gonzalez, Integrative Neuroscience Ph.D. Candidate at Stony Brook UniversityGretchen Johnson, Biology Ph.D. Candidate at Howard UniversityDiego Padilla-Garcia, Ph.D. Candidate in Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of California Santa BarbaraDr. Lecia Robinson, Assistant Professor of Biology at Tuskegee UniversityDr. Tammi Taylor, Assistant Professor of Biology at Jackson State UniversityDr. Shavonn Whiten, Lead Scientist at Booz Allen HamiltonDr. Michael D. Whitt, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at California State University – San Luis ObispoWhen you listen, please do these three (3) things for me:Take a moment to SUBSCRIBE, leave a 5-STAR RATING, a GREAT REVIEW, and SHARE with others.Follow me and #EngineeringChangePodcast on Twitter.Visit engineeringchangepodcast.com for more information and to connect with me.