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Volume 2
Number 2
April 2000

In this issue:

Are Minority Graduates with Recently Acquired Science and Engineering Degrees Continuing their Education after Graduation?

My Vision of an AGEP Community

An Interview with Dr. Hector Flores

From Their Voices: American Indians In 
Higher Education And The Phenomenon Of Stepping Out

Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology Retention Database

A Profile of an AGEP Institution: University of Florida

From the editors

Managing Editor:Yolanda S. George
Virginia Van Horne
Art Director:
Ann Williams

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. 


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.


Please continue to send us your comments, feedback and inquiries.  Afterall, the goal of this newsletter is serve the needs of its readers.  If you are interested in submitting a research article, please contact Ginny Van Horne at gvanhorn@aaas.org.  For further information on our work, visit:  http://ehrweb.aaas.org/mge


New Reports on AGEP Website
Of note, two new reports have recently been posted on our website under the special reports section of our website.

Fellowships from AAUW

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.


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