iREAD Forum: Women of Color in the Academy
The iREAD program began in 2011 in an effort to provide social support, near-peer mentoring, and professional and academic guidance to graduate student women of color at NC State. The one-day forum will address issues pertaining to persistence, social support, academic and career paths and planning, and creating a "brand" for women of color in the academy.
NC State University is a premier center for graduate study, known nationally for innovative degree programs, a world-renowned faculty, and groundbreaking collaborative research. The Graduate School is responsible for administering over 220 different graduate degrees (Master's. Ph.D., and Ed.D.) across all 10 of NC State's academic colleges. Currently, more than 7,400 students from all areas of the U.S. and 85 other countries are pursuing post-baccalaureate study at NC State.
Our outstanding graduate programs emphasize real-world experience through original research opportunities, comprehensive extension and engagement activities, and partnerships with governments, industry, and other universities. Our programs also offer students the advantages of over 2,500 world-renowned faculty, a global academic perspective, and a respect for diversity. In addition, NC State's Centennial Campus and Centennial Biomedical Campus provide a unique venue for university, government, and industry partners interacting in multidisciplinary programs. Together, these strengths create a uniquely hands-on learning environment that encourages our students to explore cutting-edge issues in their areas of study while building the essential inquiry, communication, and leadership skills they will need to succeed.