November Conference

A November conference continued those community dialogues by asking Alliances to reflect on what actions Alliances take to contribute to socio-political and academic change within their institutions.

It also featured eight research talks, a keynote address from NSF leadership, and two workshops that shared content developed by AGEP Alliances.

On-Demand Content:

Slide Deck: Building a Model to Serve Indigenous Graduate Students in STEM: The PNW-COSMOS Experience; Jack I. Mills, Catherine M. Johnson, Jerry R. McMurty, Karlene A. Hoo

Slide Deck: The “Problem” of Academic Trainees’ Families; Dr. Richard Pitt

The Dissertator Interview: Building Relationships to Facilitate a Deeper Teaching Mentorship Experience and Foster Programmatic Engagement
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Lessons Learned: Strategies for Promoting Persistence in STEM Graduate Programs for Traditionally Underrepresented Students
Melody Russell, Ph.D; Jared Russell, Ph.D; BK Robertson, Ph.D; Misty Thomas, Ph.D
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The unsung hero of AGEP alliances: Effective collaboration
Kelly, Murphrey, Carter-Veale, Blackmon, Burr & Flynn

Transition to the Doctorate by Adaptable Best Practices: The Impact of PITT STRIVE on URM PhD Access, Community and Success
Steve Abramowitch, David Gau, Mary Besterfield-Sacre, Melissa Bilec, Deanna Sinex, Sylvanus Wosu
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What Matters Most During a Pandemic: Maintaining Participant Connections in AGEP Alliances
Dr. Latoya Morris; Dr. Kim Kelly; Dr. Mary Green; Ms. Isah Juranek; Dr. Theresa Murphrey


Closing Presentation




We also did a demonstration of interactive platforms that could be used to support virtual networking aspects of the spring and summer 2021 components of the conference. Demo: