Denise in Freiburg, Germany: An International Cross-Training Experience

September to October 2018 My name is Denise Williams and I am an AGEP scholar studying nanoparticle chemistry at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). In addition to being ...

2019 Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions (LACCEI) in Jamaica

Please click on the following link and read the entire post. Please follow the guidelines specified to be considered for funding and as a member of our Maryland delegation.

2019 World Engineering Education Forum (WEEF) in Chennai, India – Host announcement

Students, WEEF will be releasing the requirements for submitting a paper to participate in this conference. Make sure you check our main PROMISE website for a follow-up post regarding what ...

PROMISE AGEP Spotlights, Activities, and Events. Join us on Twitter @PROMISE_AGEP. Tweet #ThinkBigDiversity

New faculty diversity programs launch for PROMISE, and the Twitter site gets a new look showcasing the #ThinkBigDiversity landing page

Did you know that there are new PROMISE programs that will focus ...

Writing for Publication co-hosted by Graduate Student Association and PROMISE Professional Development at UMBC

You are invited to attend on November 8, from 4:00 PM to ...

Public Speaking Series: 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) at UMBC

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) celebrates the exciting research conducted by Ph.D. students. Developed by ...

How to Develop a Teaching Portfolio

Professors-in-Training – PROF-iT Series When: Wednesday, October 24, 2018, · Noon – ...

How to Develop a Syllabus

PROF-iT Series with Dr. Linda Hodges When: Friday, September 21, 2018, · ...

Fall 2018 Dissertation House for Non-Traditional Graduate Students, including University Employees, and Career Professionals – UMBC ONLY!

Dates: Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13, 2018. Location: UMBC, Commons ...

Fall Writing Accountability Group (WAG) @ UMB

3 Postdoctoral positions at Carnegie Mellon University

1. Postdoctoral position at CMU in experiments on novel Acousto-optic Techniques for ...

Natural Sciences Professoriate-Track Faculty Research Fellowship @UMBC #ThinkBigDiversity

The PROMISE AGEP supports faculty diversity, and partners with UMBC’s Department of ...

UPDATE – PROMISE PhD Alums Bring $100,000 NSF GRFP Fellowship Prep Workshop to @UMBC Sat. Sept. 15, 2018

Files shared by the presenters: Participant Folder: Review_Criteria Reviewer_comments1 Reviewer_comments2 TipsforApplying WS_PersonalStatement ...

Diversity Speaker Series @ UMB

From the Diversity Advisory Council Save the Date: September 17, 2018, @ ...

Postdoctoral position @ Imperial College London

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position in the group of ...

2018 USM PROMISE AGEP Fall Harvest Dinner & Networking Reception @ UMD

Annual USM PROMISE AGEP Fall Harvest Dinner & Networking Reception  Monday, November ...

The NASA Postdoctoral Program

NASA Postdoctoral Fellowship The NASA Postdoctoral Program offers the U.S. and international ...

PROMISE is going to the SREB 2018 Institute for Teaching and Mentoring, for Faculty Diversity! Do you want to go?

We’re heading to Arlington, Virginia this coming October 2018 for the SREB Compact! ...

PROMISE Graduate Student and Postdocs Kick-off Social

Welcome & Community Building Reception Friday, September 7, 2018, · 5 PM ...

Teaching and Learning Seminar

Thank you for visiting this event’s information page. We also ask that ...

World Engineering Education Forum (WEEF) 2018 in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Don’t Miss the Opportunity to Present FIRST TIME IN THE U.S.A Undergraduate ...

PROMISE AGEP Projects and Events. Tweet #ThinkBigDiversity

16th PROMISE Summer Success Institute (SSI): August 18, 2018 (8/18/18) #ThinkBigDiversity

In 2003, “SUCCESS 2003” (later named the PROMISE Summer Success Institute or “SSI”) brought together graduate students in STEM from underrepresented groups in Maryland for a conference and series of workshops with the goal of building a community of scholars who would finish graduate degrees and go on to be professors and leaders in their […]

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Faculty positions available – Campbell University, Associate, Assistant or Full Professors, School of Engineering

The School of Engineering at Campbell University (, seeks three Engineering Faculty for full-time, tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. One position in Mechanical Engineering begins Fall 2018 and is focused on teaching the thermal, energy and fluid sciences. Two positions (one in Mechanical Engineering, focused on teaching a […]

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2018 Summer Horizons for Students Considering Graduate Studies

2018 Summer Horizons Program   Friday, June 29, 2018 The 2018 program will begin at 9:00 AM and will end at 11:30 AM. (Registration and Seating will begin at 8:30 AM) UMBC Commons Building, Floor 2, Game Room Light breakfast refreshments will be provided. This event is FREE to the public but (participants must register).    […]

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Dr. Damon Bradley/DJ, Creator of TechnoFist – NASA Engineering Leader & International DJ, brings his music to the PROMISE Cookout, 5/5/18, 1:00 PM.

Dr. Damon Bradley is a NASA Scientist and an international DJ. He is an example of one who can reach the sky and live the dream. Dr. Bradley,  a DJ and creator of TechnoFist, will be the featured artist at the PROMISE Cookout today, 1:00 PM, Centennial Park, Columbia/Ellicott City, Maryland. Damon Bradley received his […]

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UMBC Alumna, Nandadevi Cortes Rodriguez, Ph.D., Works to Increase Diversity in Ornithology

PROMISE is proud of Dr. Nandadevi “Nanda” Cortes Rodriguez (UMBC, Biology), former graduate student GA and postdoc for the PROMISE AGEP.  Below, readers will find a copy of the original article featuring Dr. Cortes by Meaghan McElroy, Opinion Editor, published in The Ithacan on September 6, 2017: Dr. Cortes has since returned to the PROMISE SSI as a […]

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Post-doctoral Research Associate (Mathematical Biology)

Post-doctoral Research Associate (Mathematical Biology) The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences at Arizona State University (ASU) seeks applicants for a postdoctoral research position in Applied Mathematics or Computational Biology (see department info at  Given the multidisciplinary nature of the research, a highly self-directed, creative and self-motivated individual is sought.  The position is a […]

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Summer Dissertation House @ UMBC – July 10 – 13, 2018

This Dissertation House is hosted by the Graduate School at UMBC for UMBC students only.   The Summer Dissertation House is coming to UMBC (July 10-13, 2018). Graduate students who plan to participate should follow the application procedures on the application webpage for the Dissertation House (below). Open application period: May 1, 2018 – June 15, 2018. (Please note that there are only […]

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Diversity in Aging Research Post-Doctoral Training Program

Post-doctoral Position: The National Institute on Aging (NIA), a research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is the lead federal agency for aging, age-related disease, and Alzheimer’s disease research. The NIA Intramural Research Program’s (IRP). Diversity in Aging Research Pipeline Program (DARPP) seeks to enhance […]

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Spotlight on Erika Aparaka and Shawnisha Hester at 2018 Understanding Interventions Conference in Baltimore, MD

The Understanding Interventions (UI) that Broaden Participation in Science Careers conference, focused on ongoing research on how to intervene in STEM education in order to increase positive student outcomes in STEM-related fields, was held this year between March 2-4, 2018. Two PROMISE graduate student team members had the opportunity attended and present ongoing research on […]

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UMBC’s 40th Graduate Research Conference to focus on communication and collaboration

In the following feature published by UMBC News we are proud to highlight three of our PROMISE students: Ashley Wayne Thomas (National Science Foundation Bridge to the Doctorate Fellow and PROMISE Participant), Juan Valdez (National Science Foundation Bridge to the Doctorate Fellow and PROMISE Participant), and Denise Williams (National Science Foundation Alliances for Graduate Education […]

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