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1 Atlantic Coast SBE Alliance Initiated Activities American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting San Francisco, California February 16, 2007 Sponsored by the National Science Foundation

2 Atlantic Coast SBE AllianceMembers  The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  Howard University  The University of Florida at Gainesville  The University of Maryland at College Park  The University of Miami Sponsored by the National Science Foundation

3 Atlantic Coast SBE AlliancePURPOSE The Goals of the AC-SBE Alliance are to increase the number of URM students receiving PhDs in SBE disciplines and to increase the number of URM students entering the SBE professoriate. Sponsored by the National Science Foundation

4 Atlantic Coast SBE AllianceOBJECTIVES 1. Recruit and prepare undergraduates to pursue PhD degrees in SBE fields. PhD degrees in SBE fields. 2. Assist students in the transition from BS to PhD programs. PhD programs. 3. Retain graduate students to complete the PhD in SBE fields. in SBE fields. 4. Prepare future SBE faculty for success. Sponsored by the National Science Foundation

5 Odum Statistical Summer Institute Odum Statistical Summer Institute Howard University Preparing Future Faculty Program Howard University Preparing Future Faculty Program UNC-Chapel Hill’s summer research program UNC-Chapel Hill’s summer research program for undergraduate students AC SBE Alliance Name Exchange Program AC SBE Alliance Name Exchange Program OPT-ED Day Conference OPT-ED Day Conference Howard University Online Summer Writing Program Howard University Online Summer Writing Program Quadrennial planning meetingsQuadrennial planning meetings Video conferences (being developed by AC-Alliance Video conferences (being developed by AC-Allianceschools) Atlantic Coast SBE Alliance Alliance-Wide Activities Sponsored by the National Science Foundation

6 Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunities Atlantic Coast SBE Alliance Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunities SBE undergraduate students from AC Alliance Schools have preference for participating in the 10-week Summer Pre-Graduate Research Program at UNC-Chapel Hill. SBE undergraduate students from AC Alliance Schools have preference for participating in the 10-week Summer Pre-Graduate Research Program at UNC-Chapel Hill. Slots are available for up to 12 undergraduate students from AC Alliance schools. Slots are available for up to 12 undergraduate students from AC Alliance schools. Further, the University of Miami, the University of Maryland at College Park, and Howard University have summer research programs as well in which AC Alliance school undergraduate students are encouraged to participate. Further, the University of Miami, the University of Maryland at College Park, and Howard University have summer research programs as well in which AC Alliance school undergraduate students are encouraged to participate. Sponsored by the National Science Foundation

7 Atlantic Coast SBE Alliance Networking Opportunities For AC SBE Alliance Students The meeting of other entering PhD students at the Odum Statistical Institute The meeting of other entering PhD students at the Odum Statistical Institute A gathering of AC Alliance PhD students at the annual OPT-ED Day Conference in the fall in Greensboro, NC A gathering of AC Alliance PhD students at the annual OPT-ED Day Conference in the fall in Greensboro, NC A meeting and gathering of other SBE PhD students at the annual Howard University Preparing Future Faculty Institute in June A meeting and gathering of other SBE PhD students at the annual Howard University Preparing Future Faculty Institute in June Sponsored by the National Science Foundation

8 Atlantic Coast SBE Alliance Some Activities At AC-SBE Alliance Schools Sponsored by the National Science Foundation

9 AC-SBE at the University of Florida Majors  Anthropology  Criminology  Political Science  Psychology  Sociology Dr. Anne Donnelly Principal Investigator Dr. Carolyn Tucker Co-Principal Investigator Sponsored by the National Science Foundation

10  $3,000 student research stipend and a $500 AC-SBE mentor Award for each faculty who participates  UF SBE students and mentors: Research Support Anthropology: Deborah Smith, Shannell Grimes - Dr. Willie Baber Sociology:Ramon Hinojosa – Dr. Bill Marsiglio Melissa Bamba – Dr. Monika Ardelt Psychology: Manuel Lopez – Dr. Carolyn Tucker Jessica Jones – Dr. Greg Neimeyer Political Science: Natasha Christie – Dr. Renee Johnson Kelli Moore - Dr. Sharon Austin Sponsored by the National Science Foundation

11 Outreach Developed undergraduate and graduate SBE Student Data Base Sponsored Recruitment Reception for all SBE juniors & seniors with GPAs over 3.0 Created SBE Alliance recruitment brochure Sponsored by the National Science Foundation HOWARD UNIVERSITY

12 Student Involvement SBE Summer Undergraduate Research Revised doctoral seminar titled Perspectives: Socio-Politics of Research Publications to include all SBE participating disciplines Selected SBE PhD students to participate in Alliance-wide Preparing Future Faculty Institute Sponsored by the National Science Foundation

13 University of Miami NSF SBE Alliance June 5, 2007 – July 30, 2007 Coral Gables, FL Target Students: * African American * Hispanic * American Indian students …who are rising juniors or seniors Sponsored by the National Science Foundation

14 College of Behavioral & Social Sciences Hired a Diversity Director/Assistant Dean to leverage institutional support Expanded and Enriched the Summer Research Initiative –Expanded from 6 week to 8 week program –Enabled the funding of additional slots –Enabled the provision of additional instructional components Sponsored by the National Science Foundation

15 8 dissertation workshops & roundtables for Spring 2007 Community Building Retreat at Coolfont Resort University-wide Graduate Research Symposium College of Behavioral & Social Sciences

16 Sponsored by the National Science Foundation a commitment to diversity in research & the promotion of Ph.D. candidates  Graduate Component Involving 6 SBE Departments: Research stipend top-ups for entering SBE doctoral students Summer research stipends for current SBE doctoral students  Undergraduate Component: UNC-CH undergraduate student SBE research Academic year—12 hours per week minimum Summer—Full-time research while in summer school SPGRE additions—12 SBE undergraduate students  Folded the SBE component with the AGEP STEM project


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