Virginia-North Carolina Alliance for Minority Participation

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 twelve 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.

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 twelve 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.

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 twelve 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.

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 twelve 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.

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

Alliance Partners

Bennett College

Elizabeth City State University

George Mason University

Johnson C. Smith University

National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Old Dominion University

PVCC Community College

Saint Augustine's University

Thomas Nelson Community College
University of Virginia

Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Tech

UVA School of Engineering and Applied Science Summer Bridge Program

James Bland - Program Director Center for Diversity in Engineering (CDE)

UVA School of Engineering and Applied Science Summer Bridge Program

This summer UVA Engineering’s Bridge Program welcomed fifty-two incoming first-year students into the UVa community through a new virtual format. With the help of five student counselors, the cohort connected with peers and faculty ensuring a smooth transition from high school to college. The free math course (APMA 1000) focused on the fundamental principles and concepts of pre-calculus material.

From a multi-year research project, the Center for Diversity In Engineering, designed this class in collaboration with the Applied Mathematics program in Engineering to best prepare each engineering student for college-level math. The lectures and content were designed by PVCC faculty, Dr. Irina Timchenko. This year included the addition of an Engineering Program Director, Darius Carter, PhD candidate, and past Bridge participant who provided introduction to important information for first-years consider as they enter their first-year. Learn more about UVA Engineering Summer Bridge Program.