SEAGEP is a comprehensive professional development program funded by the National Science Foundation to increase minority representation among science technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) faculty. SEAGEP unites a group of institutions that have considerable experience in higher education diversity programs and offer unparalleled opportunities for graduate studies. The collaboration includes The University of Florida as the lead institution, Clemson University, The University of South Carolina, The Florida-Georgia and the South Carolina Louis B Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation, and the University of the U.S. Virgin Islands. SEAGEP also provides international opportunities for students through a collaboration with the Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions.


To develop a more inclusive, skilled, and versatile technical talent pool to strengthen the diversity of the Nation's workforce, particularly academia, thereby contributing to the fields that are critical to the Nations economic strength, national security, and quality of life.


The SEAGEP goals are to:

  • Increase the number of minority STEM PhD students and prepare them for successful entry into productive faculty careers


  • Develop synergistic partner relationships that will continue to promote diversity in STEM graduate education


  • Increase the pool of undergraduates from underrepresented groups who are prepared to enter graduate STEM fields





What an exciting year for us! To address the need for global experience at the graduate level, SEAGEP

developed the international program Science & Engineering in the Global Context. We offered a

competitive international experience to our graduate students to develop global competencies that would

give them a competitive edge in their preparation for and pursuit of academic careers. The graduates

selected to participate in the 2011 SEAGEP Science & Engineering in the Global Context Program had the

experince along with other graduate students in STEM fields from the University of Florida, Clemson

University and the University of South Carolina to travel to four different destinations which included

Chile, China, South Africa, and Brazil.