Rice University

Texas GEM GRAD Lab hosted by Rice University

Co-hosted by Prairie View A&M University and Texas A&M University
Sponsored by ExxonMobil
September 12 – 13, 2014


Duncan Hall, McMurtry Auditorium

3:00 PM Registration and Snacks / Pre-Surveys
4:00 PM Information Session – Co-sponsoring Universities
| Rice University | Texas A&M University | Prairie View A&M University |
5:00 PM Research Overviews
7:00 PM Dinner

Duncan Hall, Room 1064
9:00 AM Student Registration, Breakfast and Pre-Survey
10:00 AM Welcome and Introductions
– Roland Smith, Ph.D., Associate Provost, Rice University
10:15 AM Session 1: Why Graduate School?
– Howard G. Adams, Ph.D., H.G. Adams & Associates (GEM Program Consultant)
11:15 AM Break
11:30 AM Session 2: How to Apply to Graduate School
– Renetta Garrison Tull, Ph.D., Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Professional
Development & Postdoctoral Affairs, University of Maryland – Baltimore County
(GEM Program Consultant)
12:30 PM Lunch – Graduate Resource Fair
1:15 PM Session 3: How to Fund Graduate School
– Marcus A. Huggans, Ph.D., Senior Director of External Relations,
The National GEM Consortium (GEM Alum)
2:15 PM Break
2:30 PM Session 4: Voices From the Field
Moderator: Samuel Merriweather, Ph.D., Associate Director of the LSAMP,
Texas A&M University
– CJ Barberan, GEM PhD Fellow, Electical Engineering, Rice University
– Sydney M. Gibson, GEM PhD Fellow, Biomedical Engineering, Rice University
– Matthew Minus, Doctoral Student, Chemistry, Rice University
3:15 PM Closing Remarks and Post-Survey
3:30 PM Program Ends

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