Mission and Goals
To substantially increase the quantity and quality of African American, Hispanic and Native American students receiving baccalaureate degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and subsequently, entering graduate school to attain doctoral degrees.
In light of our mission, as a senior level Alliance, Philadelphia AMP strives to achieve the following goals by 2014:
- Increase the minority STEM B.S. degree production to, at minimum, 700+ degrees annually.
- Increase the number of students participating in undergraduate research from 50 to100 students annually.
- Move at least 30% AMP graduates (210 students) into graduate STEM education.
- Directly serve at least 90% of minority undergraduate STEM population.
- Continue to increase Alliance minority progression and retention rates in STEM.
- Document, publish, and disseminate effective practices, and the results of Alliance activities.
As a result of Philadelphia AMP’s efforts, a mechanism has been developed to catalyze changes in institutional, departmental, and organizational culture and the practices that have resulted in significant increases in recruitment, including 2yr – 4yr matriculation, retention, STEM degree production, and graduate school entry for underrepresented students, as well as for the benefit of all students.