In this issue:
Managing Editor:Yolanda S.
Making Strides is a free, quarterly (April, July, October, and January) research newsletter published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Directorate for Education and Human Resources Program. Its purpose is to share information about minority graduate education in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering. It is available in print and electronic format. Inquiries, information related to AGEP, and all correspondence should be sent to the editor.
|FROM THE EDITORS
Each issue of Making Strides features a profile on an institution that received an NSF Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) award. This month we are pleased to feature—on this page—an article on the AGEP program by Dr. Roosevelt Johnson, our NSF program office. Anne Donnelly, Co-Principal Investigator of the AGEP Program at the University of Florida, graciously shares a write-up on her institution’s AGEP work.
Theresa Smith, with the Center for Institutional Data Exchange and Analysis, University of Oklahoma, describes their NSF-funded retention database. With respect to minority graduate student data, our lead article by John Tsapogas of the National Science Foundation, outlines current data and trends on graduate student data in the sciences. And, M.B. McAfee focuses on the educational experiences of American Indians.
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Description: These fellowships are awarded to women of outstanding academicability who are citizens or permanent residents of the U. S. for full-timegraduate study in designated fields where women's participation has been low. Eligible fields currently include mathematics, statistics, computer science, and engineering.
Eligibility: Excluding engineering, all fellowships are for the final yearof the master's degree. Degree must be earned at the end of the fellowshipyear (July 1-June 30). Candidates for the master's in engineering areeligible for the first OR final year of their program. Fellowships areadditionally available for the final year of the doctorate in engineering.
Award amount: $5000-12,000 for masters and $15,000 for doctoral fellowships.
Deadlines: Applications are available August 1-December 20 (master's) andAugust 1-November 1 (doctoral). The postmark deadlines for submission are November 15 for doctoral applications and January 10 for master's applications.
For information: contact the AAUW Educational Foundation, Department 159, P. O. Box 4030, Iowa City, IA 52243-4030; telephone 319-337-1716 ext. 159 or visit the website at http://www.aauw.org.