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GEM GRAD Lab at the University of Maryland, College Park

October 4, 2017 1:28 PM

Are you interested in pursuing an advanced degree in STEM? If so, please join us for a GEM GRAD Lab at the University of Maryland, College Park!

Advanced registration is required. 

REGISTER HERE

Date: Saturday, October 21

Time: 9 AM – 5 PM

Location: Kim Engineering Building on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park

Parking: 

Parking is available in lot 11b on the campus map.

You can find directions to the Jeong H. Kim Building where the GEM GRAD Lab will be held here: http://www.eng.umd.edu/visitus/directions.

Vehicles can be parked in the 11b lot (across from the Xfinity Center) at no charge. Please do NOT park in any other lots, as there might be permit restrictions in effect. Please note that the University of Maryland, SESYNC or GEM will be responsible for any tickets or fees associated with parking: Please check posted signs. A campus parking map can be found here: https://www.transportation.umd.edu/parking/maps/map_color.pdf

 

FREE Transportation from UMBC!


A bus will be departing at 8 AM from Administration Circle (in front of the RAC and administration building), and it will be departing from College Park at 5:30 PM.


If you want to ride the bus, you need to email yarazeth@umbc.edu with the subject “BUS Oct 21” and include in the email your full name, campus, department, and cell phone number. The seats will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis. You will receive a confirmation via email. 

Lodging:
If you are arriving on Friday, October 20, 2017, and checking out on Saturday, October 21, 2017, please consider our preferred hotel, The Holiday Inn Express & Suites in College Park.  University of Maryland has contracted with the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in College Park for a block of ten (10) rooms, available for reservations the nights of Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21.  Discounted room rates per night are $109.  Free parking is available, and a shuttle to campus is provided. Complimentary wifi and breakfast are also included.  Reservations can be made by calling 1-301-441-8110 and indicating the University of Maryland – College Park GRAD Lab block of rooms in order to receive the discounted room rate or by CLICKING ON THIS LINK. The discounted room rate will expire on October 4, 2017.

GEM GradLab

GRAD Lab encourages young people of color to consider graduate education in STEM fields and apply for the GEM fellowship. Focusing on the global importance of research and innovation, life-long career benefits, and real-world role models, the symposium will help each student envision his or her future as a science and technology leader, successfully apply for a GEM fellowship, and gain entry to a graduate program. This GRAD Lab will also highlight environmental careers and is hosted by the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), along with the University of Maryland-College Park’s Clark School of Engineering and College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences.

 

GRAD lab features sessions on:
·        “Why Graduate School”
·        “How to Prepare for Graduate School”
·        “Understanding the GEM Fellowship”, and
·        “Voices From the Field: Real Life Research and Internship Experiences”

 

Additionally, GRAD lab will feature a Graduate Resource Fair and an ice cream social. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. The event will be held at the Kim Engineering Building on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park. The program will run from 9 am – 3:45 pm, followed by an ice cream social ending at 5 pm.

 

Advanced registration is required. For more information, including the agenda and registration link, please visit:

 https://egem.gemfellowship.org/events/ViewEvent.aspx?contextID=10228

REGISTER HERE

 

Please share with your friends and classmates. This is open to students from any local college or university.
 

 

AGENDA

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21

All activities will take place in the Jeong H. Kim Building,  University of Maryland – College Park’s Campus

9:00 AM              Registration, Pre-surveys and Continental Breakfast (Pepco Room #1105)

9:50 AM               Program Overview
Dr. Howard G. Adams, GEM Program Consultant (former Executive Director of GEM)

10:00 AM            Welcome (Lecture Hall # 1110)
Dr. Darryll Pines, Dean, Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland – College Park
Dr. Margaret Palmer, Director, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center and Professor, Department of Entomology, University of Maryland – College Park

10:15 AM            Session 1:  Why Graduate School? (Lecture Hall # 1110)

Dr. Howard G. Adams, GEM Program Consultant (former Executive Director of GEM)

11:15 AM             Break

11:30 AM             Session 2: How to Apply to Graduate School (Lecture Hall # 1110)
Dr. Renetta G. Tull, Associate Provost for Graduate Student Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs, University of Maryland –  Baltimore County (GEM Program Consultant)
Jeffrey A. Franke, Interim Assistant Dean/Chief of Staff, Graduate School, University of Maryland – College Park

12:30 PM             Lunch Break & Graduate Resource Fair (12:30-1:30 PM) (Kay Boardroom #1107, #1111, Rotunda)

1:30   PM             Session 3:  How to Fund Graduate School? (Lecture Hall # 1110)

                             Francis DuVinage, Ph.D., Director of National Scholarships Office, University of Maryland, College Park
Jasmine Crenshaw, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Center for Diversity in Engineering (CDE), Office of Diversity and Engagement, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Virginia
                             Monique Hite-Head, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Morgan State University

2:15 PM                Break

2:30 PM                   Session 4: Voices from the Field (Lecture Hall # 1110)
Moderator: Quintaniay Holifield, Ph.D., Soil Scientist, U.S. Forest Service
Daniel Smith, Ph.D student, Department of Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech
Shakira Hobbs, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia
                             Kelly Anderson, Ph.D student, Department of Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park

3:30 PM                Closing Remarks/Post Surveys (Raffle – Prize Give Away -iPad Mimi)
Dr. Darryll Pines, Dean, Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland -College Park
Dr. Margaret Palmer, Director, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) and Professor, Department of Entomology, University of Maryland – College Park

3:45 PM                Ice Cream Social (Kay Boardroom)

5:00 PM                Program Ends