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Information for Fellows

Congratulations! You have finished your undergraduate degree, participated in LSAMP activities, and are now joining a group of LSAMP BD Fellows who attend graduate schools around the United States. The LSAMP BD program provides funding along with professional development activities. The activites are mandatory, and are not separate from the funding. All of UMBC’s BD Fellows participate in the traditions of the program such as the applying for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, attending BD meetings, and completing the BD projects. All BD Fellows participate in programs that are co-sponsored by the BD program, The Graduate School at UMBC, and the University System of Maryland’s PROMISE AGEP. They also share in select activities that are sponsored by the Meyerhoff Graduate Fellows Program, research centers at the university, and external national programs such as the Southern Regional Education Board’s Institute on Teaching and Mentoring.

All BD Fellows at UMBC must subscribe to the MyUMBC LSAMP BD website to receive internal information: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/lsampbd

Sample programs:

 

 

Subset of the 2015-2017 BD Fellows’ Schedule of Professional Development and Community Support Activities: Includes Topics on Demystifying Degree Programs, Productive Academic Efforts, and Available Career Options
Mo. 2015-2016 2016-2017
Aug. Weekend Seminars: Understanding the differences between undergraduate and graduate school, Financial Management, Time Management, Work-Life Balance, and Resilience Seminar modules: Teaching Disciplinary Thinking, Instructional Technologies, Conflict Resolution, Assisting Students with Disabilities, and Teaching Undergraduates
Sept. Saturday Seminar: Training for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program application process Seminar: Developing a Syllabus, Classroom Management
Oct. Training: Responsible Conduct of Research and IRB human certifications for the IRB human subjects/animal care and use/Responsible Conduct of Research (CITI – Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative)

 

Seminar: Understanding Faculty Members’ Expectations

Seminars: Developing a Teaching Portfolio, Advanced Statistics for Researchers: Meta-analysis and Structural Equation Modeling: Avoiding Bias in the Literature
Nov. Community Building: Candidates Reception at UMBC, Dinner with BDs from College Park

 

Seminars: Graduate-level Writing, Academic Integrity, Completing your Master’s Thesis

Community Building: Candidates Reception at UMBC, Dinner with BDs from College Park

 

Seminar: Using Project-based Learning

Dec. Seminar: Addressing feelings of stress

 

Lunch with December BD graduates

Seminars: Learning Styles, Addressing feelings of stress, Hidden Challenges that Occur During the Teaching Experience
Jan. Winter Recess Training: “Stand Up and Speak Well” Training for Oral Presentations Winter Recess Training: Writing for Publication Multi-day Workshop
Feb. Workshop: Exploring Graduate-level Careers

 

Presentation: USM-wide Research Symposium

Saturday Seminar: Completing your master’s thesis; includes consultations with the Dissertation Coach, Preparing for the Doctoral Dissertation
Mar. Presentation: Annual UMBC Graduate Research Conference Presentation: Annual UMBC Graduate Research Conference
Apr. Workshop: Exploring Graduate-level Careers

 

Leadership Seminar and Meeting with BD PI and UMBC President, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski

Workshop: Exploring Graduate-level Careers

 

Leadership Seminar and Meeting with BD PI and UMBC President, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski

May Community Building: Celebration of Graduates Community Building: Celebration of Graduates
Jun. Visitations: National Labs and Industries Visitations: National Labs and Industries
Jul. Mentoring: Summer Horizons Mentoring: Summer Horizons

 

Degree Completion: Dissertation House