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2019 USM PROMISE AGEP Research Symposium & Professional Development Conference Feb 15, 2019 – CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – #ThinkBigDiversity

December 19, 2018 9:39 PM

Research symposium

2019 USM PROMISE AGEP Research Symposium & Professional Development Conference

Location:
University of Maryland College Park
Adele H. Stamp Student Union – Center for Campus Life
3972 Campus Dr
Colony Ballroom
College Park, MD 20742

Time: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Attire: Business Casual

Transportation:
There will be free transportation from UMBC and UMB campus to UMD. Please send an email to promisestaff@gmail.com before February 8, with the subject title, “2019 Research Symposium Bus,” with your name, school, and cell phone number. The bus departs from the UMBC Administration Circle at 7:30 AM. This location is in front of the administration building. The bus will depart from UMD at 4:00 PM and arrive at UMBC around 5:00 PM.

Parking:
If you choose to drive on your own, you may pay to park in the Union Lane Garage – located between the Adele H. Stamp Student Union Center for Campus Life and Cole Field House. Hours of operation are 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. daily. In this garage, you park in a numbered spot, remember your number, and walk out toward the entrance to enter it into the machine, where you will pre-pay for a certain number of hours. Other parking lot information can be found here: http://cvs.umd.edu/visitors/parking.html.

Important:

  • Presentation slots are limited to graduate students within the University System of Maryland.
  • A custom webpage will be designed for each presenter. The presenter’s website will include a photo, bio, abstract, synopsis of research, and list of other relevant publications or presentations as applicable. Students who participated in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 can update their current pages.
  • Postdocs from universities and organizations outside of the University System of Maryland can participate as mentors and judges for poster sessions.
  • All graduate students and postdocs are invited to participate as audience members and attend the professional development workshops.
  • Undergraduate students are invited to attend to learn from the presentations.
  • Faculty from within the USM are invited to serve as judges to provide constructive feedback.

Join us! Registration is free. 


Register here:Eventbrite - Spring 2019 University System of Maryland PROMISE AGEP Research Symposium & Professional Development Conference: Fri. Feb. 15, 2019


Types of Presentations

This conference will feature STEM-based oral presentations, posters, and professional development seminars. Participants are invited to submit abstracts to participate in three oral categories and one poster category.

Oral Category 1: Traditional Research Presentations

[7 minutes presentation, 3 minutes critique, 2 minutes of questions, traditional PowerPoint presentation]

Oral Category 2: TED-Styled Talks

[5-minute talks + 5 minutes for critique/questions, PowerPoint presentation with images only – no text]

Oral Category 3: Lightning Round Talks (elevator speech)

[2-minute talks with a timer on the screen, no PowerPoints, no critique.]

Posters:

Please print a 4 ft by 3 ft poster.


Call for Abstracts

The slots will be filled in a first come – first get basis, the earlier you submit your application the better chance to get in line with the presentation style of your choice. Those who did not specify a category will be given a space for a poster.

If you are interested in presenting, please follow the schedule below:

January 18, 2019: Abstracts and the information below is required for all presentations types. Email all materials from all four categories below to promisestaff@gmail.com, with the subject: “2019 USM PROMISE AGEP Research Symposium Presenter Information.”

  1. Name, school, department, choice of oral category (1, 2, 3) or poster, and title of your presentation. “TED-Styled” and “Lightning Round” titles must be tailored to appeal to a general audience.
  2. Formal Abstract (250 words or less). Biographical Sketch (250 words or less)
    • Font: 12 Point, Times New Roman
    • Heading, Left-justified:
      • Title (Bold)
      • Name (Italicized)
      • Department (No abbreviations)
      • University (No abbreviations)
  3. General Summary of Graduate Research (250 words or less)
  4. High-Quality Photograph
  5. Numbered List of up to 5 publications and or/presentations. Please give precedence to publications and conference proceedings as applicable.

All presenters must register.

Eventbrite - Spring 2019 University System of Maryland PROMISE AGEP Research Symposium & Professional Development Conference: Fri. Feb. 15, 2019


Agenda

Colony Ballroom, Adele Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland College Park

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2019 PROMISE AGEP Research Symposium & Professional Development Conference

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Arrival, Coffee & Refreshments, Registration, Poster Set-Up

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Opening Remarks, Traditional Oral Research Presentations

Welcome:

  1. Host’s Opening and Welcome: Jeffrey Franke, Assistant Dean and Chief of Staff, Graduate School, University of Maryland College Park.
  2. Moderator: Dr. Renetta Tull, Director of Graduate and Professional Pipeline Development, and Special Assistant to the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University System of Maryland.

Oral Category 1: Traditional Research Presentations

  1. Linda Moise, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
  2. Canessa Swanson, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
  3. Ramses Long, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), Department of Biology
  4. Jeffrey Inen, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), Department of Biology

Confirmed Judges:

  1. Dr. José A. Ortiz, Assistant Clinical Professor, LEAP Director & Bilingual Certificate Program Coordinator Hearing & Speech Sciences, University of Maryland
  2. Dr. Takamasa Kanaya, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Laboratory for Rock Physics, Department of Geology, University of Maryland
  3. Dr. Alexis Y. Williams, Instructional Development Specialist, Teaching and Learning Transformation Center, University of Maryland
  4. Dr. Isabella Alcañiz, Associate Professor, Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland
  5. Dr. Muhammed Shafeekh Muyyarikkandy, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Animal and Avian Sciences, University of Maryland
  6. Dr. Efrain E. Rodriguez, Associate Professor Chemistry Graduate Program Director Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland
  7. Dr. Alfredo Ruiz-Barradas, Associate Research Professor CMNS-Atmospheric & Oceanic Science, University of Maryland
  8. Dr. Christopher Bonner, Assistant Professor of History, University of Maryland
  9. Dr. Nicole Cousin-Gossett, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, University of Maryland
  10. Dr. Daniel Contreras, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Maryland

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM: Networking Break

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM: “TED-Style” Talks

  1. Alex Rittle, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), Department of Geography & Environmental Systems
  2. Ajmeeta Sangtani, University of Maryland, College Park (UMD), Department of Bioengineering
  3. Daniel Teodoro, University of Maryland, Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), Department of Geographical Sciences

Confirmed Judges:

  1. Dr. Elizabeth Marie Aparicio, Assistant Professor, Department of Behavioral and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Maryland
  2. Dr. Carolyn Fink, Senior Faculty Special EDUC-Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education, University of Maryland
  3. Dr. Jennifer Roberts, Assistant Professor, Kinesiology Faculty Associate, University of Maryland Population Research Center and Prevention Research Center, School of Public Health, University of Maryland
  4. Dr. Yaqiong Xiao, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Neuroscience and Cognitive Science Program, BSOS, University of Maryland
  5. Dr. Ricardo Arevalo Jr., Associate Professor, Department of Geology, University of Maryland
  6. Dr. Renee F. Hill, Senior Lecturer, Director, School Library Specialization, Associate Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Equity Administrator, University of Maryland
  7. Dr. Kelly E. Slay, Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education (CHSE), College of Education, University of Maryland
  8. Dr. Richard Prather, Assistant Professor, EDUC-Human Development and Quantitative Methodology, University of Maryland
  9. Dr. Christopher Bonner, Assistant Professor of History, University of Maryland
  10. Dr. Eusebia Mont, Assistant Clinical Professor, Director, Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Emphasis Program (CLD-EP) Hearing and Speech Sciences, University of Maryland
  11. Dr. Nicole Cousin-Gossett, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, University of Maryland
  12. Dr. Ronald Luna, Undergraduate Director, Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland 
  13. Dr. Vanessa Frias-Martinez, Assistant Professor, INFO-College of Information Studies
  14. Dr. Belinda Huang, Higher Education Administration, The Graduate School, University of Maryland College Park

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM: Lightning Round Talks

  1. Brianda Beverly, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), Department of Biology
  2. Denise Williams, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  3. Lampouguin Y. Douti, University of Maryland, College Park (UMD), Department of Bioengineering
  4. Shawnisha S. Hester, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), Department of Language, Literacy & Culture (LLC)
  5. Erika Aparaka, University of Maryland, College Park (UMD), Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership
  6. William Easley, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), Department of Information Systems

Confirmed Judges:

  1. Dr. Katie White, Assistant Director, Consortium on Race, Gender, and Ethnicity, University of Maryland
  2. Dr. Eliza A. Thompson, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Hearing & Speech Sciences, University of Maryland
  3. Dr. Akua Asa-Awuku, Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Maryland
  4. Dr. Hugh Bruck, Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Mechanical Engineering, Office of Advanced Engineering Education, University of Maryland
  5. Dr. Kevin M. Daniels, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Institute for Research in Electronics & Applied Physics, University of Maryland
  6. Dr. Siddhartha Das, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland
  7. Dr. Justicia Opoku, Department of Biology, College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences, University of Maryland
  8. Dr. Marccus Hendricks, Assistant Professor, Urban Studies and Planning Program, University of Maryland
  9. Dr. Gregg Duncan, Assistant Professor, Fischell Department of Bioengineering, University of Maryland
  10. Dr. Carlos A. Machado, Professor, CMNS-Biology, University of Maryland
  11. Dr. Keith Yearwood, Lecturer, BSOS-Geography, University of Maryland

12:00 PM – Buffet Lunch

Remarks by Dr. Steve Fetter, Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Maryland College Park (UMD).

12:45 PM – 1:30 PM: Poster Session and Dessert Reception

  1. Cassandra Jordan, University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), Department of Microbiology and Immunology
  2. Annette Kenney, University of Maryland, Eastern Shore (UMES), Department of Agriculture, Food, and Resource Sciences
  3. Valencia Watson, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), Department of Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering
  4. Zoe C. Johnson, University of Maryland, Eastern Shore (UMES), Department of Natural Sciences
  5. Ellen Freebern, University of Maryland, College Park (UMD), Department of Animal and Avian Sciences
  6. Chinedu Ahuchaogu, University of Maryland, Eastern Shore (UMES), Department of Natural Sciences
  7. Eguono Omagamre, University of Maryland, Eastern Shore (UMES), Department of Natural Sciences
  8. John Fenimore, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), Department of Biology

Confirmed Judges:

  1. Dr. Caryn N. Bell, Assistant Professor, Department of African American Studies, University of Maryland
  2. Dr. Manuel Franco Sevilla, Assistant Professor, CMNS-Physics, University of Maryland
  3. Dr. Claudia Galindo, Associate Professor, Education Policy and Leadership Program, University of Maryland
  4. Dr. José A. Feijó, Professor, Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland
  5. Dr. Kevin M. Daniels, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Institute for Research in Electronics & Applied Physics, University of Maryland
  6. Dr. Craig S. Fryer, Associate Professor, Department of Behavioral and Community Health, Associate Director, Maryland Center for Health Equity, Faculty Associate, Maryland Population Research Center, University of Maryland
  7. Dr. Shannon Dunn, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition, School of Medicine, University of Baltimore
  8. Dr. Ebony Terrell Shockley, Associated Clinical Professor, Diversity Officer, Director, Office of Teacher & Leader Education, Director, Master’s Certification Program College of Education, University of Maryland
  9. Dr. Diana Obanda, Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences
  10. Dr. Nicole LaRonde, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Center for Biomolecular Structure and Organization
  11. Miryam C. Gerdine, M.P.H., Social Science Research Analyst at Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSAgov), HHS
  12. Dr. Keith Yearwood, Lecturer, BSOS-Geography, University of Maryland

Additional Confirmed Judges

Dr. George Kintiba, Lecturer, Department of African American Studies, University of Maryland

Dr. Jarred Young, Keystone Lecturer, Space Power & Propulsion Lab, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland

 

1:30 PM – 3:15 PM: Professional Development Workshops (postdocs and graduate students)

Session I – 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

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“Navigating Graduate School, Postdoc Life, and Career – Fulfilling the PROMISE with Excellence, Social Justice, and Love.”

by our very own Dr. Renetta G. Tull

Founding Director of PROMISE,  Engineering Report II team for the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Global Engineering Deans Council/Airbus Diversity Finalist, VP for Initiatives for the Latin and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions (LACCEI), University System of Maryland (12 Institutions): Director of Graduate and Professional Pipeline Development, and Special Assistant to the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, http://www.usmd.edu/institutions/NSF USM LSAMP, NSF USM PROMISE AGEP UMBC: Associate Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives (housed in The Graduate School), Professor of the Practice, College of Engineering & IT @ UMBC. Twitter: @Renetta_Tull, Personal: http://www.renettatull.com, LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/renettatull.

2:15 PM – 2:45 PM: Networking Break

Session II – 2:45 PM – 3:15 PM

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“Learning-through-Diversity: Being Inclusive, Being Human”

by Dr. Spencer Benson

Consultant Graduate School and TLTC at UMD
Education Innovations International Consulting, LLC Eii-Consulting LLC

 

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM: Closing Reception and Awards Ceremony


This is a research symposium for current University System of Maryland graduate students, postbaccalaureate and postdocs. If you are currently a student in one of the 12 institutions part of the Maryland System, this conference is for you! This is a free event funded by the University of Maryland College Park, OGDI office, and the National Science Foundation. We aim to serve underrepresented students in STEM fields pursuing a graduate degree or faculty position.