Why Graduate School?
Thursday, August 6, 2015, 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Presenter: Dr. Howard G. Adams
Location: Whittier


This workshop will prove the fundamental belief of the 21st century and beyond: all STEM professionals should hold and advanced STEM degree. Particularly, the participants will gather information about career and financial implications of NOT obtaining a graduate degree. If you think all you need is a bachelor degree to be competitive in the global society or that you should work first then go back to graduate school, YOU CAN’T MISS THIS WORKSHOP! Come find out why graduate school is not an option but a necessity.

Presenter Bio

Dr. Howard G. Adams has written, lectured and consulted extensively on developing people in both academic and workplace settings. Howard is the author or co-authored of fifteen self help guides and handbooks. In 2002 the National Society of Black Engineers awarded Adams its Golden Torch Award “Lifetime Achievement in Academia.” In 2004 he was named both the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education’s and ”2004 Distinguished Alumni” and the Norfolk State University School of Science and Technology’s Alumni Star.”


From 1978 to 1994 Adams served as Executive Director of the National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science, Inc. (GEM). Adams holds a B.S. from Norfolk State University, M.S. from Virginia State University, and Ph.D. from Syracuse University.

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