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17th PROMISE Summer Success Institute (SSI): August 17, 2019 #ThinkBigDiversity

April 30, 2019 6:50 PM
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Date: Saturday, August 17, 2019

Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) – Performing Arts and Humanities Building (PAHB)

Parking @ UMBC
https://about.umbc.edu/files/2018/08/2018-2019-Parking-Map.pdf

Parking at UMBC on Saturday is available in Lot 22.  Lot 22 is located on Hilltop Road, off of Hilltop Circle.  The Performing Arts and Humanities Building (PAHB) is located on Hilltop Road, across the street from Lot 22.

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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 their respective fields.

We started with three schools: UMBC, the University of Maryland College Park (UMCP), and the University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB). Currently, PROMISE is led by these primary partners, and operates under the imprimatur of the University System of Maryland (USM: 12 institutions, 2 regional centers), and has partnered with the Maryland Independent College and University Association (MICUA) to include students from their 15 member and affiliate institutions) to serve graduate students throughout the state of Maryland.  PROMISE alumni are tenured professors, department chairs, NSF and NIH grantees, and leaders in government, corporate, and non-profit sectors. Our alumni are now sending their students to PROMISE, and PROMISE is pleased to be connected to the AGEP community at-large.

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Link to PROMISE SSI archive: https://promiseagep.com/promise/the-promise-summer-success-institute-ssi/

FAMILIES ARE INVITED TO ATTEND. We are honoring “The Jessica Effect.”

$$ This conference is free.

The conference is sponsored by the National Foundation and our partners. We encourage you to support our speakers through purchasing their books and engaging with them on social media.

school-colorsAttire: Business and business casual. We are asking that all guest plan to wear colors that represent our cohesion as an alliance. All of the logos for the University System of Maryland’s institutions and schools that are partners in the PROMISE Engineering Institute have combinations and variations of these colors.

Social Media: #ThinkBigDiversity

Our hashtag for @PROMISE_AGEP is #ThinkBigDiversity is most prominent on Twitter, however, we also post on our PROMISE Instagram (#ThinkBigDiversity on Instagram) and PROMISE Facebook (#ThinkBigDiversity on Facebook) pages. Please join us in the #ThinkBigDiversity movement.  (ASEE paper: Hashtag #ThinkBigDiversity: Social Media Hacking Activities as Hybridized Mentoring Mechanisms for Underrepresented Minorities in STEMComputing Research Newspaper: Expanding the Pipeline: PROMISE Brings a New Phase of #ThinkBigDiversity to Maryland Grad Students).

AGENDA

Friday, August 16, 2019 (Pre-conference)

Saturday, August 17, 2019

BF Roundtables

  • 9:00 AM – 9:15 AM: Opening session (PAHB, 2nd floor, Concert Hall)

Welcome by Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale: Interim Director of PROMISE at the Graduate School, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), Dissertation Writing Coach, Internal Evaluator for the PROMISE Academy

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  • 9:15 AM – 9:30 AM: Motivational speaker (PAHB, 2nd floor, Concert Hall)

Dr. Makola Abdullah: President, Virginia State University (VSU)

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  • 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM: Faculty panel (PAHB, 2nd floor, Concert Hall) – “Living Your Best Life as a Faculty Member”

    • Moderator – Dr. Janet C. Rutledge: Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
      • Dr. Rigoberto Hernandez: Professor, Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University (JHU)
      • Dr. Christine Grant: Associate Dean of Faculty Advancement in the College of Engineering, Professor, Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University (NCSU)
      • Dr. Rhonda Franklin: Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota Twin Cities (UMN)
      • Dr. Willie Rockward: Chair, Professor, Physics, Morgan State University (MSU)
      • Dr. Anthony Johnson: Professor, Physics and Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)

Faculty panel

  • 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM: Circle of Doctorates (PAHB, 2nd floor, Concert Hall)

Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale: Interim Director of PROMISE at the Graduate School, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), Dissertation Writing Coach, Internal Evaluator for the PROMISE Academy

  • 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM: Networking break (PAHB, 2nd floor, Concert Hall Atrium)

  • 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM: Breakout sessions

  • Undergraduates and new graduate students (PAHB, 2nd floor, Room 234) – “Who Are You Trying to Become?”
    • Moderator – Sunji Jangha: Director, Upward Bound Math Science Center, USM Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP), University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
      • Dr. Marquita Qualls: Leadership Coach/Founder, Entropia Consulting, Inc.
      • Dr. Daniel Jean: Executive Director of EOF and Academic Development, EOF and Academic Success, Montclair State University, @WordsTravel
      • Christopher Mullen: Bridge-to-the-Doctorate Fellow, Ph.D. student, Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)

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  • Continuing grad students (PAHB, 2nd floor, Dance Tech Studio) – “Bringing Your Full Self to the Table”
    • Moderator – Dr. Karen Olmstead: Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, Salisbury University (SU)
      • Dr. Tonya Webb: Associate Professor, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMB)
      • Dr. Carl McCants: Technical Director at Office of the Director of National Intelligence, National Counterintelligence and Security Center (ODNI-NCSC)
      • Dr. Sonia Arteaga: Program Officer in the ECHO Program in the Office of the Director at the NIH

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  • Postdocs, professors, and professionals (PAHB, 1st floor, Theater Rehearsal Studio) – “Advancing in Your Career and Still Having a Life”
    • Moderator – Dr. Michael Scott: Dean, Richard A. Henson School of Science and Technology, Salisbury University (SU)
      • Dr. Ishmail Abdus-Saboor: Mitchell J. and Margo K. Blutt Presidential Assistant Professor, Biology, University of Pennsylvania (UPenn)
      • Dr. John Carlo Bertot: Professor, Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs, University of Maryland, College Park (UMD)
      • Dr. Lisa Jones: Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy (UMB)
      • Dr. Peko Tsuji: Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, Towson University
      • Dr. Fernando Vonhoff: Research Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)

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  • 1:00 PM – 1:40 PM: Lunch (PAHB, 3rd floor, Dance Cube)

USM Roundtable Networking

  • Dr. Murray M. Dalziel, Dean, Merrick School of Business, University of Baltimore
  • Dr. Aaron Wachhaus, Assistant Professor, Public and International Affairs, University of Baltimore
  • Dr. Danielle Fowler, Chair, Information Systems and Decision Science, Merrick School of Business, University of Baltimore
  • Dr. Lisa Stickney, Chair, Management and International Business, Merrick School of Business, University of Baltimore
  • Prof. Phillip Korb, Chair, Accounting, Finance and Economics, Merrick School of Business, University of Baltimore
  • Dr. Melanie Perreault, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Towson University
  • Dr. Maggie Reitz, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Towson University
  • Dr. Lawrence P. Sanford, Professor and Interim Vice President for Education, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
  • Dr. Thomas Miller, Professor, Fisheries Science, Director, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
  • Dr. Russell Hill, Executive Director and Professor, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
  • Dr. Ryan Woodland, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
  • Dr. Carys Mitchelmore, Professor, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
  • Dr. Michael B. Mathias, Interim Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Frostburg State University
  • Dr. Rolande Murray, Assistant Vice President of Academic Operations, Coppin State University

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Message from: Jeffrey Franke: Assistant Dean and Chief of Staff, The Graduate School, University of Maryland, College Park (UMD)

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  • 1:40 PM – 2:00 PM: Recognition of PhD Candidates (PAHB, 3rd floor, Dance Cube)

    • Dr. Joann Boughman: Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, University System of Maryland
    • Dr. Janet C. Rutledge: Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)

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  • 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM: Keynote speaker (PAHB, 3rd floor, Dance Cube)

Introduction of speaker: Dr. Erin Golembewski: Senior Associate Dean, Graduate School, University of Maryland (UMB)

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Dr. Beronda L. Montgomery: MSU Foundation Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Michigan State University (MSU) – “Cultivating a Career: From Seeds of Inspiration to a Harvest of Discovery”

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  • 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM: Dessert and networking with music (PAHB, 2nd floor, Concert Hall Atrium)

 

Social Media All-Stars:

Tweeting live from SSI 2019:

Brianda Beverly, Creator and founder of the Flyy Science YouTube channel, Twitter: @flyyscience1

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Anicca Harriot, Chief of Community Development for @VanguardSTEM, Twitter: @13adh13

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