The University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) is hosting the PROMISE STEM GRAD EXPO  on Saturday, October 15, 2016 in the SMC Campus Center on UMB’s campus. This interactive event is being designed to inform, engage, and encourage underrepresented and under-served groups to pursue master’s and doctoral degrees in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields. With an emphasis on biomedical and related research areas, participants will receive a wealth of information about graduate school. Undergraduate students and career professionals considering a return to school for graduate studies will walk away with the ability to confidently apply to  graduate school and finance their  graduate education. The event will feature informative workshops, and conversations with deans, faculty, and current graduate students. Representatives from local colleges and universities will be on hand for a graduate fair to answer your questions.



This is a FREE event. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

  • Date & Time: Saturday, October 15, 2016, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Location: University of Maryland Baltimore, Southern Management Corporation Student Center – 621 W. Lombard Street SMC 2nd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201

This event is sponsored by PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP-T), and The Graduate School at the University of Maryland Baltimore.

Please mark the date. Stay tuned to this page for regular updates, and additional information.


Photo credits: “Gene deletion may shed new light on the development and progression of autism,” by Vlad Serephim – Creative Commons,, Historical PROMISE Photo – 2009 NEWSWISE:, Caption: Credit: University of Maryland, Baltimore, Newest PhD graduates of University of Maryland, Baltimore PROMISE program: (l to r) Jocelyn Reader, Trudy Smith, Stacey Simmons Williams, and Marishka Brown. Besides exceling academically Williams also gave birth to her daughter in her first academic year.





Categories: Ph.D. Completion

Author:Renetta Garrison Tull

Dr. Renetta Garrison Tull is the Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Student Development & Postdoctoral Affairs at the UMBC: An Honors University in Maryland (, and the Director of PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) – The PROMISE AGEP includes alliance members: UMBC, the University of Maryland Baltimore, and the University of Maryland College Park. She is passionate about training postdocs for careers, cultivating new graduate students in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields, retention of all graduate students, and Ph.D. Completion. She speaks nationally on these topics, and has projects in Maryland, Pittsburgh, and Puerto Rico. Her personal website is: Connect with her on Google+ Follow on Twitter:

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