A Model to Explain the Institutional and Student Characteristics Related to STEM Baccalaureate Graduates from Historically Black Colleges and Universities Who Earn Doctoral Degrees 

The Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network, in collaboration with American Institutes for Research (AIR), received a three-year award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to examine learning environments that enable undergraduate students to thrive and subsequently go on to attain doctoral degrees in science and engineering (click here to read the project abstract).  Part of this project involves studying schools identified in NSF’s HBCUs baccalaureate-origin institutions of 2002-2011 Black S&E doctorate recipients (which we refer to as anchor institutions). We are currently in the process of recruiting faculty site liaisons from each institution identified on the list of the anchor institutions below. Please find a list of activities that faculty site liaisons will support.  For additional information, contact Mercy Mugo at mmugo@qem.org.  

November, 2018 - March, 2019 

  • Survey Sampling Support 

  • Advising as Needed 


April, 2019 - December, 2019 

  • Student Survey Administration Support 

  • Advising as Needed 

January, 2019 - September, 2019 

  • Student Focus Group Coordination 

  • Faculty Interviews 

  • Advising as Needed 

October, 2019 - September, 2020 

  • Advising as Needed

21 Anchor Institutions