Tag Archives: Academic Enrichment

16th PROMISE Summer Success Institute (SSI): August 18, 2018 (8/18/18) #ThinkBigDiversity

  In 2003, “SUCCESS 2003” (later named the PROMISE Summer Success Institute or “SSI”) brought together graduate students in STEM from underrepresented groups in Maryland for a conference and series of workshops with the goal of building a community of scholars who would finish graduate degrees and go on to be professors and leaders in […]

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Faculty positions available – Campbell University, Associate, Assistant or Full Professors, School of Engineering

The School of Engineering at Campbell University (http://www.campbell.edu/engineering/, http://www.campbell.edu/about/history-quick-facts/) seeks three Engineering Faculty for full-time, tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. One position in Mechanical Engineering begins Fall 2018 and is focused on teaching the thermal, energy and fluid sciences. Two positions (one in Mechanical Engineering, focused on teaching a […]

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2018 Summer Horizons for Students Considering Graduate Studies

2018 Summer Horizons Program   Friday, June 29, 2018 The 2018 program will begin at 9:00 AM and will end at 11:30 AM. (Registration and Seating will begin at 8:30 AM) UMBC Commons Building, Floor 2, Game Room Light breakfast refreshments will be provided. This event is FREE to the public but (participants must register).    […]

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Dr. Damon Bradley/DJ, Creator of TechnoFist – NASA Engineering Leader & International DJ, brings his music to the PROMISE Cookout, 5/5/18, 1:00 PM.

Dr. Damon Bradley is a NASA Scientist and an international DJ. He is an example of one who can reach the sky and live the dream. Dr. Bradley,  a DJ and creator of TechnoFist, will be the featured artist at the PROMISE Cookout today, 1:00 PM, Centennial Park, Columbia/Ellicott City, Maryland. Damon Bradley received his […]

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UMBC Alumna, Nandadevi Cortes Rodriguez, Ph.D., Works to Increase Diversity in Ornithology

PROMISE is proud of Dr. Nandadevi “Nanda” Cortes Rodriguez (UMBC, Biology), former graduate student GA and postdoc for the PROMISE AGEP.  Below, readers will find a copy of the original article featuring Dr. Cortes by Meaghan McElroy, Opinion Editor, published in The Ithacan on September 6, 2017: https://theithacan.org/opinion/qa-ornithologist-works-to-increase-diversity/. Dr. Cortes has since returned to the PROMISE SSI as a […]

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Post-doctoral Research Associate (Mathematical Biology)

Post-doctoral Research Associate (Mathematical Biology) The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences at Arizona State University (ASU) seeks applicants for a postdoctoral research position in Applied Mathematics or Computational Biology (see department info at https://newcollege.asu.edu/mns).  Given the multidisciplinary nature of the research, a highly self-directed, creative and self-motivated individual is sought.  The position is a […]

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Summer Dissertation House @ UMBC – July 10 – 13, 2018

This Dissertation House is hosted by the Graduate School at UMBC for UMBC students only.   The Summer Dissertation House is coming to UMBC (July 10-13, 2018). Graduate students who plan to participate should follow the application procedures on the application webpage for the Dissertation House (below). Open application period: May 1, 2018 – June 15, 2018. (Please note that there are only […]

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Diversity in Aging Research Post-Doctoral Training Program

Post-doctoral Position: The National Institute on Aging (NIA), a research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is the lead federal agency for aging, age-related disease, and Alzheimer’s disease research. The NIA Intramural Research Program’s (IRP). Diversity in Aging Research Pipeline Program (DARPP) seeks to enhance […]

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Spotlight on Erika Aparaka and Shawnisha Hester at 2018 Understanding Interventions Conference in Baltimore, MD

The Understanding Interventions (UI) that Broaden Participation in Science Careers conference, focused on ongoing research on how to intervene in STEM education in order to increase positive student outcomes in STEM-related fields, was held this year between March 2-4, 2018. Two PROMISE graduate student team members had the opportunity attended and present ongoing research on […]

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UMBC’s 40th Graduate Research Conference to focus on communication and collaboration

In the following feature published by UMBC News we are proud to highlight three of our PROMISE students: Ashley Wayne Thomas (National Science Foundation Bridge to the Doctorate Fellow and PROMISE Participant), Juan Valdez (National Science Foundation Bridge to the Doctorate Fellow and PROMISE Participant), and Denise Williams (National Science Foundation Alliances for Graduate Education […]

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