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Northeast Alliance for Graduate Education and
the Professorate at URI

The Northeast Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professorate (NEAGEP) is a made-up of a consortium of schools committed to the recruitment, retention, and graduation of underrepresented minority students (i.e., African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders) in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines. Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, there are two primary objectives of the NEAGEP program:

  • To develop and implement innovative models for recruiting, mentoring, and retaining minority students in STEM doctoral programs.
  • To develop effective strategies for identifying and supporting underrepresented minorities who want to pursue academic careers.

List of STEM Departments:
  • Applied Mathematical Sciences
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental and Natural Resources Economics
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Fisheries, Animal, and Veterinary Sciences
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Kinesiology
  • Marine Affairs
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
  • Nutrition and Food Sciences
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Oceanography
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Statistics
Member Schools :

Member schools work actively with five minority-serving Partner Institutions to increase the number of underrepresented students who receive doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math disciplines. Partner institutions are:

Partner Institutions:


URI continues to actively engage NEA and NEAGEP Institutions and Partner Institutions which offers of financial, programmatic and student support. 


Congratulations to the winner of the
2015 University of Rhode Island Graduate School Excellence in
Doctoral Research Award

Dr. Maryjo Brounce
Department - Graduate School of Oceanography
Dissertation Title - "A Geochemical Investigation of Oxygen Fugacity in the Marianas Subduction Factory"
Major Professor - Dr. Katherine Kelley