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.




Published by Renetta Garrison Tull

Dr. Renetta Garrison Tull is the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at the University of California Davis. She previously served as Associate Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives at The Graduate School at UMBC, and was Professor of the Practice in the College of Engineering & IT. She was Special Assistant to the Sr. Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs & Director of Graduate and Professional Pipeline Development for the University System of Maryland (12 institutions). She is the Founding Director of PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) –, and Co-PI for the USM LSAMP. Her research on global diversity in STEM continues, and she is an international speaker, covering nearly all continents, for groups and conferences such as the World Engineering Education Forum, the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies, and the Pacific Sciences Congress. Her personal website is: Connect with her on Twitter: @Renetta_Tull;

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