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April 17, 2017 Workshop “Dissertation Title: To Be Determined,” by PROMISE @UMDGradSchool [UM College Park] #ThinkBigDiversity

Office of Graduate Diversity and Inclusion 2nd Annual Spring Speaker Series and PROMISE AGEP PhD Completion Workshop “Dissertation Title: To Be Determined” Answers for When You Don’t Know Which Way to Go By Dr. Alecia C. Eubanks Monday, April 17, 2017 4:00-5:30pm (doors open at 3:45pm) Pyon Su, 2108 Stamp (Light refreshments served) RSVP Required, […]

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The Dissertation House Model – A paper and feature @UMBC #ThinkBigDiversity

The Dissertation House is one of the feature stories on UMBC’s website today! The feature shares news of the new paper that has been published by CBE Life Sciences Education.       UMBC’s article is here: http://news.umbc.edu/new-research-highlights-dissertation-house-as-an-effective-support-model-for-minority-stem-ph-d-candidates/ Read the full paper here: http://www.lifescied.org/content/15/3/ar34.full The 2016 PROMISE Summer Success Institute also held a Dissertation House at the […]

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PROMISE Dissertation House online is in full effect! Launched over the July 4th weekend, 2016.

Over the holiday weekend, the Dissertation House online opened, and we already have several students who have come over to join! The Dissertation House at UMBC which will house approximately 12-15 students in-person during the week with workshops, writing sessions, and meals, will also feature blogging activities. Since space is limited, we have invited others […]

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University System of Maryland (USM) Dissertation House at the PROMISE Summer Success Institute – August 18-19, 2016 #ThinkBigDiversity

University System of Maryland (USM) Dissertation House at the PROMISE Summer Success Institute – August 18-19, 2016 (with activities on 8/20-8/21) – The Hotel at Arundel Preserve, Hanover, Maryland.  UMBC and PROMISE Maryland’s AGEP are sponsoring the 2016 system-wide Dissertation House for graduate students in STEM programs.  The writing and research retreat will take place at the Hotel at […]

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Summer Professional Development Workshops 2016

You are invited to join schools within the PROMISE AGEP for Summer Professional Development Workshops 2016. While some events limit enrollment to students within their respective institutions, others are open to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and alumni from any school. Most of the events below have specific RSVP links. Please use the respective links or […]

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Summer 2016 Dissertation House (Accepting Applications!)

The Summer 2016 Dissertation House is coming to UMBC (July 5, 2016 to July 8, 2016)!  Students who participate in this program will spend each day thinking, writing, and sharing ideas about their doctoral dissertations.  Students will learn effective time-management skills; learn how to set small manageable goals, and will meet with a dissertation coach in […]

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All students from the 2007 PROMISE video have defended! #ThinkBigDiversity

Today marks a milestone in PROMISE. All of the participants who were featured in the production of the “What is PROMISE” video from the 2007 Summer Success Institute (SSI) have successfully defended their doctoral dissertations! Robert Holder, UMBC PROMISE Peer Mentor, Computer Science, has been working full-time while pursuing his PhD, and today, he defended, rounding […]

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Summer Dissertation House (July 7-10, 2015)

The Summer Dissertation House is coming to UMBC, July 7-10 2015. Graduate students who plan to participate should follow the application procedures on the application webpage for the Dissertation House. Open application period: Early bird May 20, 2015 – May 31, 2015. Late registration June 1, 2015 – June 7, 2015 (Applications received during the early bird […]

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The Success of the 2014 PROMISE Summer Success Institute (SSI) – The Social Media Accolades

This past weekend, PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP celebrated the anniversary of the PROMISE Summer Success Institute (SSI). This was actually the 12th Annual SSI. The first PROMISE conference was called “SUCCESS 2003.” We named the program the Summer Success Institute (SSI) in 2004. The program from the 2014 SSI can be found here: Click here for […]

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University System of Maryland Dissertation House at SSI, August 14-15, 2014

  The University of Maryland, College Park  and PROMISE Maryland’s AGEP are sponsoring a system-wide Dissertation House for graduate students in STEM programs.  The writing and research retreat will take place at the Hotel at Arundel Preserve.   Lodging for 2 nights and meals are provided for student participants.   Twelve students from the USM system schools will be chosen to […]

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