Welcome to AGEP!
NC State AGEP is a part of the North Carolina Alliance to create Opportunity through Education (OPT-ED). Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) program, OPT-ED seeks to increase in a meaningful way the number of students from underrepresented groups receiving doctoral degrees and entering the professoriate in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and to a more limited extent in social science disciplines supported by NSF. NC State AGEP accomplishes the goal of increasing diversity in doctoral education and in the professoriate through the following components for US citizens and permanent residents.
Academic Year Research Experience (ARE) is an opportunity for NC State students to continue research throughout the academic year by working with a faculty mentor for up to 20 hours a week while earning an hourly wage.
Summer Research Experience (SRE) offered undergraduate students from any university a chance to gain valuable research experience working with world-class NC State faculty. This program ran from 1999- 2009.
Visit NC State Day, an event that gives undergraduates from other institutions the opportunity to visit NC State, attend seminars of interest, and visit graduate programs in which they are interested. Most expenses are paid by AGEP.
Initial Summer Research Experience Ladders (formerly Bridging) Program (ISR) is an opportunity for recently graduated seniors to gain much needed research experience before entering graduate school. ISR helps serve as a pathway from an undergraduate experience to a graduate one.
First Year Master's Ladders (formerly Bridging)Program(FYM) gives non-NC State graduate students an opportunity to do research in their fields during the summer when they would not have the chance to do so otherwise. Tuition for classes for the summer can also be covered, but only with the approval of the participants' faculty mentors.
Master's to Doctorate Ladders (formerly Bridging) Program(MPhD) offers incoming doctoral students with master's degrees an opportunity to do research at NC State under the supervision of faculty mentors during the summer before beginning their PhD programs. Tuition for classes for the summer can also be covered, but only with the approval of the participants' faculty mentors.
Professional Development Seminars are offered to students monthly during the academic year and weekly during the summer to help students gain more knowledge on various topics that will help them with their academic careers.