2015 Annual GEM Conference Schedule

2015 Annual Conference Schedule
August 5 -7, 2015
Boston Park Plaza
Boston, Massachusetts

 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Executive Committee Lunch & Meeting (Invite Only)

Location: Whittier

Sponsored by MIT Lincoln Laboratory

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Registration

Location: Plaza Foyer / Pre-Function

Sponsored by MIT Lincoln Laboratory

4:30 PM – 8:30 PM

“Boston Experience” Opening Reception

Meet:  Boston Park Plaza promptly at 4:30 PM

Location:  John F. Kennedy Library & Museum

Sponsored by Intel, MIT Lincoln Laboratory & Northeastern University

Thursday, August 6, 2015

7:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Registration

Location: Plaza Foyer / Pre-Function

Sponsored by MIT Lincoln Laboratory

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Plenary Session & Breakfast

Location:  Georgian Room

 Sponsored by Ford Motor Company

9:45 AM – 11:55 AM

Technical Presentations

Recommended Constituency

Undergraduate students

Graduate Students – Master’s

Graduate Students – PhD

Advanced Research (GEM Alum/Minority STEM Researchers)

University & Employer Reps

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM

GRAD Lab: Why Graduate School?

Location: Whittier

How to Bounce Back: Overcoming Setbacks As A Student Scholar

Location:  White Hill

How to Survive and Thrive throughout the Dissertation

Location:  St. James

Development of Speaker Recognition Systems

Location:  Newbury

Recruiting from the GEM Database

Location: Tremont

10:55 AM – 11:55 AM

GRAD Lab: How to Apply for Graduate School

Location: Whittier

Purchasing a Starter Home as an Investment

Location:  White Hill

Proposal Writing that Works

Location:  St. James

Insight into Atmospheric Chemistry

Location:  Newbury

Nuts and Bolts of Selecting and Naming GEM Associate and University Fellows

Location: Tremont

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Graduate Resource Fair, Poster Session and Lunch

Location:  Plaza Ballroom, Open to the Public 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Sponsored by Boston University, Intel Corporation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northeastern University, & Tufts University

Recommended Constituency

Undergraduate students

Graduate Students – Master’s

Graduate Students – PhD

Advanced Research (GEM Alum/Minority STEM Researchers)

University & Employer Reps

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Graduate Resource Fair, Poster Session and Lunch

Location:  Plaza Ballroom

Sponsored by Boston University, Intel Corporation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology & Tufts University

GEM Alumni Association Meeting (GEM Alumni Only)

Location:  Newbury

GEM 101

Location:  Stuart

2:00 PM – 4:10 PM

Technical Presentations

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

GRAD Lab: How to Fund Graduate School

Location: Whittier

Professional Networking: It’s not what you know, it’s who knows you

Location:  White Hill

Academic Careers of Minority Faculty : Myths and Reality

Location:  St. James

Insight into Radar Technology and Its Applications

Location:  Newbury

Networking and Building Communities Amongst GEM Fellows

Location:  Tremont

3:10 PM – 4:10 PM

GRAD Lab: Voices from the Field

Location: Whittier

Emotional Intelligence: Why IQ + EQ = The Right Stuff

Location:  White Hill

PhD Careers in Industry: National Laboratories and Corporations

Location:  St. James

Loss of African History and Culture

Location:  Newbury

Lighting the Pathway to Faculty Careers for Natives in STEM

Location:  Tremont

4:45 PM – 10:00 PM

GEM Dinner Cruise

Meet: Departs Boston Park Plaza promptly at 4:45PM 

Location: Odyssey, Rowe’s Wharf Gate B

Sponsored by Oak Ridge National Laboratory & Michelin North America

Friday, August 7, 2015

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM

Friday Breakfast

Location: Plaza Ballroom

Sponsored by Carnegie Mellon University & Georgia Institute of Technology

7:45 AM – 9:00 AM

Technical Presentation Competition Finals

Location:  Plaza Ballroom

Sponsored by Carnegie Mellon University & Georgia Institute of Technology

9:15 AM – 11:45 AM

GEM 2015 Annual Board of Directors Meeting

Location:  Georgian Room

(University & Employer Representatives Only)

9:15 AM – 10:25 AM

Developing Successful Mentoring Relationships

Location: Plaza Ballroom

(Undergraduates, Graduate Students & GEM Alumni Only)

10:35 AM – 11:45 AM

How to Use Social Networking for Professional Advancement

Location: Plaza Ballroom

(Undergraduates, Graduate Students & GEM Alumni Only)

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Closing Awards Ceremony & Lunch

Location:  Georgian Room

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

MIT Lincoln Laboratory Tour

Sponsored by MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Sponsors

sponsors-by-tier
Share thisShare on Google+Share on LinkedInTweet about this on TwitterShare on Facebook