History and Goals
The Alabama Alliance for Minority Participation (AMP) began in 1991 with eight Historically Black Colleges and The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Conceived and initiated by ten Black faculty members at those institutions with Ph.D. degrees in mathematics and science, the alliance had the single goal of increasing the number of minorities receiving bachelor's degrees in science, engineering, technology and mathematics (STEM) in Alabama and parts of Mississippi. The alliance included the following institutions: The University of Alabama at Birmingham (Lead Institution), Alabama A&M University, Alabama State University, Miles College, Oakwood College, Stillman College, Talladega College, Tougaloo College and Tuskegee University. The University of Alabama in Huntsville joined the alliance in 1992 and Auburn University and The University of Alabama joined in 1994, increasing the number of institutions to twelve. Tougaloo College withdrew from the alliance in 2005 to join the Mississippi Alliance. These institutions represent public and private, large and small and teaching and research colleges and universities. Each partner institution has a principal investigator and a management committee to implement program activities on that particular campus.