2019 USM PROMISE AGEP Research Symposium & Professional Development Conference Feb 15, 2019 – CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – #ThinkBigDiversity


Research symposium

2019 USM PROMISE AGEP Research Symposium & Professional Development Conference

Location:
University of Maryland College Park
Adele H. Stamp Student Union – Center for Campus Life
3972 Campus Dr
Colony Ballroom
College Park, MD 20742

Time: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Attire: Business Casual

Transportation:
There will be free transportation from UMBC and UMB campus to UMD. Please send an email to promisestaff@gmail.com before February 8, with the subject title, “2019 Research Symposium Bus,” with your name, school, and cell phone number. The bus departs from the UMBC Administration Circle at 7:30 AM. This location is in front of the administration building. The bus will depart from UMD at 4:00 PM and arrive at UMBC around 5:00 PM.

Parking:
If you choose to drive on your own, you may pay to park in the Union Lane Garage – located between the Adele H. Stamp Student Union Center for Campus Life and Cole Field House. Hours of operation are 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. daily. In this garage, you park in a numbered spot, remember your number, and walk out toward the entrance to enter it into the machine, where you will pre-pay for a certain number of hours. Other parking lot information can be found here: http://cvs.umd.edu/visitors/parking.html.

Important:

  • Presentation slots are limited to graduate students within the University System of Maryland.
  • A custom webpage will be designed for each presenter. The presenter’s website will include a photo, bio, abstract, synopsis of research, and list of other relevant publications or presentations as applicable. Students who participated in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 can update their current pages.
  • Postdocs from universities and organizations outside of the University System of Maryland can participate as mentors and judges for poster sessions.
  • All graduate students and postdocs are invited to participate as audience members and attend the professional development workshops.
  • Undergraduate students are invited to attend to learn from the presentations.
  • Faculty from within the USM are invited to serve as judges to provide constructive feedback.

Join us! Registration is free. 


Register here:Eventbrite - Spring 2019 University System of Maryland PROMISE AGEP Research Symposium & Professional Development Conference: Fri. Feb. 15, 2019


Types of Presentations

This conference will feature STEM-based oral presentations, posters, and professional development seminars. Participants are invited to submit abstracts to participate in three oral categories and one poster category.

Oral Category 1: Traditional Research Presentations

[7 minutes presentation, 3 minutes critique, 2 minutes of questions, traditional PowerPoint presentation]

Oral Category 2: TED-Styled Talks

[5-minute talks + 5 minutes for critique/questions, PowerPoint presentation with images only – no text]

Oral Category 3: Lightning Round Talks (elevator speech)

[2-minute talks with a timer on the screen, no PowerPoints, no critique.]

Posters:

Please print a 4 ft by 3 ft poster.


Call for Abstracts

The slots will be filled in a first come – first get basis, the earlier you submit your application the better chance to get in line with the presentation style of your choice. Those who did not specify a category will be given a space for a poster.

If you are interested in presenting, please follow the schedule below:

January 18, 2019: Abstracts and the information below is required for all presentations types. Email all materials from all four categories below to promisestaff@gmail.com, with the subject: “2019 USM PROMISE AGEP Research Symposium Presenter Information.”

  1. Name, school, department, choice of oral category (1, 2, 3) or poster, and title of your presentation. “TED-Styled” and “Lightning Round” titles must be tailored to appeal to a general audience.
  2. Formal Abstract (250 words or less). Biographical Sketch (250 words or less)
    • Font: 12 Point, Times New Roman
    • Heading, Left-justified:
      • Title (Bold)
      • Name (Italicized)
      • Department (No abbreviations)
      • University (No abbreviations)
  3. General Summary of Graduate Research (250 words or less)
  4. High-Quality Photograph
  5. Numbered List of up to 5 publications and or/presentations. Please give precedence to publications and conference proceedings as applicable.

All presenters must register.

Eventbrite - Spring 2019 University System of Maryland PROMISE AGEP Research Symposium & Professional Development Conference: Fri. Feb. 15, 2019


Agenda

Colony Ballroom, Adele Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland College Park

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2019 PROMISE AGEP Research Symposium & Professional Development Conference

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Arrival, Coffee & Refreshments, Registration, Poster Set-Up

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Opening Remarks, Traditional Oral Research Presentations

Welcome:

  1. Host’s Opening and Welcome: Jeffrey Franke, Assistant Dean and Chief of Staff, Graduate School, University of Maryland College Park.
  2. Moderator: Dr. Renetta Tull, Director of Graduate and Professional Pipeline Development, and Special Assistant to the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University System of Maryland.

Oral Category 1: Traditional Research Presentations

  1. TBD
  2. TBD
  3. TBD
  4. TBD

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM: Networking Break

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM: “TED-Style” Talks

  1. TBD
  2. TBD
  3. TBD

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM: Lightning Round Talks

  1. TBD
  2. TBD
  3. TBD
  4. TBD
  5. TBD
  6. TBD

12:00 PM – Buffet Lunch

Remarks by Dr. Steve Fetter, Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Maryland College Park (UMD).

12:45 PM – 1:30 PM: Poster Session and Dessert Reception

  1. TBD
  2. TBD
  3. TBD
  4. TBD
  5. TBD

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM: Professional Development Workshops (postdocs and graduate students)

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM: Closing Reception and Awards Ceremony


This is a research symposium for current University System of Maryland graduate students, postbaccalaureate and postdocs. If you are currently a student in one of the 12 institutions part of the Maryland System, this conference is for you! This is a free event funded by the University of Maryland College Park, OGDI office, and the National Science Foundation. We aim to serve underrepresented students in STEM fields pursuing a graduate degree or faculty position.

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Categories: Ph.D. Completion, Postdoctoral Affairs

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