Tag Archives: National Science Foundation

PROMISE is going to UMES! The University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Research Symposium: April 17, 2014

We encourage graduate students to take many opportunities to present their work and to become comfortable with presenting STEM content. __________________________________________________________________ PROMISE will be participating in the Regional Research Symposium at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore on April 17, 2014. Please see the information below regarding the April conference at UMES: __________________________________________________________________ PROMISE AGEP: […]

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New NSF PROMISE AGEP grant funded until 2017! Includes University System of Maryland, CCBC, AACC, and AGMUS

We are very pleased to announce that the University System of Maryland (USM)-Wide AGEP-T grant for PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) grant from the National Science Foundation has been funded!  The new “PROMISE AGEP: Maryland Transformation” is a $1,750,000 grant over 3.5 years, effective October 1, 2013 – March 31, […]

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STEM Grad Students! Win $1000 – $3000 from @NSF for the @GradEdChallenge! Deadline April 15, 2013

Calling all of our STEM graduate students!! YOU have ideas … we’ve heard many of them. You’ve shared them with us in meetings, at conferences like the PROMISE SSI, on the walkways of our campuses, and in our offices. Now it’s time to get those ideas out to a national audience, and receive money if […]

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Fellowships! East Asia/Pacific Summer (NSF), National Physical Sciences Consortium

Dear Graduate Students, Please note that some of our alumni have taken advantage of these fellowships in the past and have found them to be extremely rewarding! We list two here: 1) The East Asia Pacific Summer Institute (Note that Dr. Alexis Harryman, UMBC Biology, participated in this fellowship. She loved it and was a […]

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How to fund your graduate education! Dr. Ordóñez Rozo and Dr. Carter-Johnson (PROMISE Alumni) present their award-winning seminar on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012

SPECIAL SATURDAY SESSION: Success Seminar on Funding & Fellowships, with special emphasis on the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Application.   “How to Fund Your Graduate Education” Speakers: PROMISE Alumni, Dr. Frances D. Carter-Johnson and Dr. Patricia Ordóñez Rozo  Dr. Carter-Johnson is a graduate of UMBC’s Department of Public Policy and currently serves as a […]

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PROMISE Friends & Family Celebration of Graduates Cookout, Sat. May 5, 2012

Saturday, May 5, 2012 Come out and join us at the annual PROMISE Maryland’s AGEP May “Friends and Family” Cookout and Celebration of Graduates. Graduate students and postdocs from UMBC, UM College Park, UMB, and other campuses within the University System of Maryland are invited. PROMISE students may bring guests … any family members or […]

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Yes, professors *DO* make more than $100,000/year! Here are some recent salaries …

Throughout the last several years, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) graduate students who participate in PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP have given various reasons for and against planning to choose careers in the academy.  Among reasons against becoming a faculty member, students have told us that “professors don’t make any money” or that “professors are poor.” […]

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Got S.W.A.G.? (Secrets to Winning in Academia’s Game) Workshop – Friday, 3/30/12

Dr. Raheem Beyah and Dr. William Robinson, 2011 PROMISE SSI Mentors-in-Residence, will present their annual “Got S.W.A.G.?” workshop for advanced Ph.D. students, postdocs, and assistant professors, at the 2012 National Convention for the National Society of Black Engineers on Friday, 3/30/12.  Dr. Beyah and Dr. Robinson were former graduate students in the NSF FACES AGEP […]

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PROMISE *WEBINAR* “Confident Public Speaking” Feb. 15, 2012, 1-2PM EST

PROMISE is hosting Barrett Whitener, public speaking expert, on Wednesday, Feb. 15.  Mr. Whitener will be presenting a lunch seminar on UMBC’s campus, but those who are unable to come may join us via the web. This year, we are attempting to provide more professional development opportunities for a greater number of participants through use […]

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PROMISE Spring Opening Meeting at UMBC – Feb. 17, 2012.

Have you missed connecting with other students from PROMISE? Are the great feelings from the PROMISE Summer Success Institute at the Sheraton in Columbia, and the Fall Harvest Dinner at College Park wearing thin from needing more interaction? Then, come on out to the PROMISE Spring Opening Meeting at UMBC and get rejuvenated. Friday, 2/17/12  […]

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