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Graduate education program receives supplementary funding

The New Mexico Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (NM-AGEP) received $86,000 from the National Science Foundation as a supplement to an initial $2.5 million grant.

itional funds will be used to help master's degree students transition to Ph.D. programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in New Mexico. The funds will be used to provide these students with stipends and summer workshop opportunities.

The funds will also be used to hire an external evaluator for the alliance and to develop and maintain a Web site for a consortium of AGEPs in the western United States, an initiative led by NM-AGEP.

NM-AGEP is an alliance of NMSU, the University of New Mexico and New Mexico Tech. The purpose is to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in doctoral programs and as university professors in STEM fields. NMSU administers the funding.

For more information, contact Christine Marlow, project director, at (505) 646-4984 or visit the NM-AGEP Web site at http://www.unm.edu/nmagep.