April 19, 2017 @UMBC, “Giving your research a global platform” w/Dr. Darryl Williams from @TuftsUniversity; President @ASEE_MIND #ThinkBigDiversity

As scholars within the University System of Maryland, and part of the community served by PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP, you have been immersed in environments that carry a vision for social responsibility. Have you thought about how to engage globally? Let’s consider ways that you can share your research internationally, and how to address global challenges.

Dr. Darryl Williams. Photo Credit: 08/07/2014 – Medford/Somerville, Mass. – The BLAST and BEST banquet on August 7, 2014. (Alonso Nichols/Tufts University)

On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, Dr. Darryl Williams, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, Tufts School of Engineering will come to UMBC to have a conversation with undergraduate and graduate students about sharing research on a global level. His discussion, “Giving your research a global platform” will include conversations about his experiences with sharing research in Panama, the United Arab Emirates, Italy, and other countries. Dr. Williams is Research Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Tufts University, and he explores the effects of nanostructured materials on biological systems. Dr. Williams also serves as the Director for Tufts’ Center for STEM Diversity, and the current President of the national Minorities in Engineering Division (MIND) for the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). Prior to coming to Tufts, Dr. Williams was a program officer at the National Science Foundation.

Dr. Williams received the Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maryland College Park, and the B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Hampton University.

Dr. Williams’ page at Tufts: https://engineering.tufts.edu/people/faculty/darryl-williams
Tufts Center for STEM Diversity: http://stemdiversity.tufts.edu/

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

2:00 – 3:00 PM

The Fireside Lounge (next to the Skylight Room), 3rd Floor, The Commons, UMBC

Registration is free. Please RSVP:

If you are a student at UMBC, please RSVP here, on MyUMBC: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/49455

If you will be visiting from an institution of organization other than UMBC, please post your RSVP in the comments, by including your name, and school/organization.

Light refreshments will be served.

This conversation is co-sponsored by:

PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP

The Meyerhoff Scholars Program (Meyerhoff is part of the NSF LSAMP program for the USM)

The Grand Challenges Scholars Program at UMBC

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) – http://www.umbc.edu/promise, 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: http://renettatull.wordpress.com. Connect with her on Twitter: @Renetta_Tull; https://twitter.com/Renetta_Tull

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