Virginia-North Carolina Alliance for Minority Participation

One goal of the Virginia-North Carolina Alliance is diversification of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workforce.

One goal of the Virginia-North Carolina Alliance is diversification of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workforce.

One goal of the Virginia-North Carolina Alliance is diversification of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workforce.

One goal of the Virginia-North Carolina Alliance is diversification of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workforce.

One goal of the Virginia-North Carolina Alliance is diversification of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. 

About the Virginia-North Carolina Alliance

The Virginia-North Carolina Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation strives for diversification of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workforce, with an emphasis on increasing the number of underrepresented minority students earning baccalaureate degrees and matriculating to graduate school. Each of the nine partner institution programs offers individually tailored recruitment, retention, and enhancement activities to support students such as bridge programs, stipends, symposia, tutoring, mentoring, workshops, and research experiences.

Alliance Partners

Bennett College

Elizabeth City State University

George Mason University

Johnson C. Smith University

PVCC Community College

Saint Augustine's University

University of Virginia

Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Tech

What's Next for Aspiring Video Game Designer, Raven Morris?

PVCC grad reflects on her time as an engineering student in the VA-NC Alliance

VA-NC Alliance scholar, Raven Morris, excelled in the classroom at Piedmont Virginia Community College and in the lab as a summer research intern at the University of Virginia. In 2015, Raven participated in the VA-NC Alliance Summer Research Program as an undergraduate researcher co-sponsored by the Data Science Institute at UVA where she spent eight weeks conducting research in the lab of Systems & Information Engineering professor, Dr. Laura Barnes. Raven put her interest in design and simulation to use in her research project: Designing a Multiparty Dialogue System for a Virtual Humans Tool to Train Clinicians in Inter-professional Education. Now a recent grad, Raven plans to pursue a bachelor's degree in applied computer science and dreams of eventually working as a video game designer or film animator. Read more about Raven's future plans here.