Calling all STEM undergraduates in the region!
Are you a STEM undergraduate student who is thinking about graduate school?
This FREE conference is for you!
Do you know someone who should be thinking about making plans for graduate study? If so, we have a conference that is designed just for them! If not, surely you can find people within your academic or personal circles who can begin to think about graduate study … even as a freshman or sophomore!
The A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland College Park is hosting a
GEM GRAD Lab on Saturday, September 20, 2014.
Facilitators: The National GEM Consortium. The GEM Mission: The mission of The National GEM Consortium is to enhance the value of the nation’s human capital by increasing the participation of underrepresented groups (African Americans, American Indians, and Hispanic Americans) at the master’s and doctoral levels in engineering and science.
Hosts: A. James Clark School of Engineering, the University of Maryland College Park’s Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering: Established in 1981 as a unit within the School of Engineering, the Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering provides academic support services and outreach programs designed to recruit, retain, and graduate African American, Hispanic American, and Native American engineering students.
Co-sponsors: The National Science Foundation’s PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate: PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP is a university system-wide effort for the state of Maryland to facilitate underrepresented STEM graduate student and postdoctoral professional development and pathways to careers. UMBC leads the alliance that consists of all 14 colleges, universities, and regional education centers in the University System of Maryland, four community colleges, and a former NSF Model Institution of Excellence Hispanic Serving Institution in Puerto Rico. PROMISE has been a critical catalyst for increasing enrollment, retention, and graduation rates of underrepresented minorities.
Co-hosts: Howard University, Penn State, Virginia Tech, University of Virginia, and the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) via PROMISE.
Download a high resolution of the flyer here: https://promiseagep.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/sept_20_2014gem_gradlabflyer.pdf
Registration includes print materials, breakfast refreshments, lunch, access to the resource fair, information from speakers, and opportunities to network with representatives from graduate programs. Registration is free
PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP is one of the co-hosts, along with Howard University, the University of Virginia, Penn State, and Virginia Tech. As part of PROMISE, undergraduate students from all schools within the University System of Maryland are invited to attend.
We will sponsor a bus from UMBC to go to College Park on Saturday, September 20. The bus is available to students from any school within the USM who is interested in attending. Undergraduate students, graduate student mentors, postdoctoral mentors, staff and faculty mentors are all welcome to ride the bus. Details for the bus will be posted in the comments section below after all details are finalized.
Please check this page regularly for updates, and register today!
THIS EVENT IS FREE!