The Graduate College

The Graduate College



 

Graduate College UPDATES

  • NSF Bridge to the Doctorate Grant for Graduate Education: The National Science Foundation has awarded North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University a $1,075,000 three-year grant to implement the Preparing Future Minority Ph.D. Researcher (PFMPR) Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) program. Dr. Tonya Smith-Jackson, Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs is the Principal Investigator (PI) for this project, and Dr. Clay Gloster, Vice Provost of Graduate Research and Dean of the Graduate College, is Co-PI. The PFMPR BD program will prepare a cohort of twelve Black, Latinx, and Native American LSAMP BD Fellows, who will be recruited nationally, to complete STEM Ph.D. programs N.C. A&T. The PFMPR will integrate culturally reflective mentoring and holistic STEM professional development to achieve the following objectives: 1) enroll a cohort of 12 LSAMP scholars into STEM graduate degree programs; 2) implement a comprehensive set of initiatives that prepare, retain, and enable BD Fellows to persist to completion of STEM doctoral programs; and 3) support BD Fellows beyond the NSF BD funding period to prepare them for graduation and career.

  • Ph.D. Student Wins Prize at State Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition: Richmond Djorgbenoo, a Ph.D. candidate in Applied Science and Technology with a concentration in Applied Chemistry, won the University's Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition in Spring 2022. He then advanced to the state-level Tar Heel Three Minute Thesis competition in May, where he competed against graduate students from across the state and won the People's Choice Award. Djorgbenoo's research focuses on whether flavonoids in apples can help prevent some chronic diseases.