University of Alabama in Huntsville

Alabama / Louisiana / Mississippi / South Carolina GEM GRAD Lab
Hosted by The University of Alabama in Huntsville

Co-hosted by Auburn University, Louisiana State University, Mississippi State University

University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa and University of South Carolina

September 12 – 13, 2014


Shelby Center for Science and Technology

1:50 PM Meet at Shelby Center Parking Lot for Lab Tours
2:00 PM Research Lab Tours
5:30 PM Pre-Event Dinner (Room 301)

Shelby Center for Science and Technology, Room 109
9:00 AM Student Registration, Continental Breakfast and Pre-Survey
10:00 AM Welcome and Introductions
– Christine W. Curtis, Ph.D., Provost and Executive Vice-President for Academic Affairs
The University of Alabama in Huntsville
10:15 AM Session 1: Why Graduate School?
– S. Keith Hargrove, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Engineering, Tennessee State University (GEM Alum)
11:30 AM Session 2: How to Apply to Graduate School
– David Berkowitz, Ph.D., Dean of Graduate Studies and Profession or Marketing
The University of Alabama in Huntsville
12:30 PM Lunch – Graduate Resource Fair
1:15 PM Session 3: How to Fund Graduate School
– Michael D. Smith, D.Eng., Deputy Executive Director, Internal Operations, The National GEM Consortium
2:30 PM Session 4: Voices From the Field
Moderator: Sampson Gholston, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering and Engineering Management (ISEEM),
The University of Alabama in Huntsville
– Chance M. Glenn, Sr., Ph.D., Professor and Dean, College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Sciences, Alabama A&M University
– Jamel Alexander, GEM PhD Fellow, Electrical Engineering,
Mississippi State University
– Rodney Pinder, GEM PhD Fellow, Mechanical Engineering, University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa
3:15 PM Closing Remarks and Post-Survey / Raffle
3:30 PM Program Ends

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