University of Maryland

Maryland/Virginia/DC GEM GRAD Lab hosted by University of Maryland – College Park

Co-hosted by Howard University, Pennsylvania State University, University of Maryland – Baltimore County,

University of Virginia and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

September 19 – 20, 2014

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building, Rotunda

1:00 PM Lab Tours and Faculty Meeting (Optional)
6:00 PM Group Dinner (Optional)
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2014
9:00 AM Student Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Pre-Survey
10:00 AM Welcome and Introductions
– Darryll Pines, Ph.D., Dean, James A. Clark School of Engineering and Nariman Farvadin Professor of Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland – College Park
10:15 AM Session 1: Why Graduate School?
– Michele Lezama, Executive Director, The National GEM Consortium
11:30 AM Session 2: How to Apply to Graduate School
– Renetta Garrison Tull, Ph.D., Assocaite Vice provost for Graduate Student Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs, University of Maryland –
Baltimore County (GEM Consultant)
12:30 PM Lunch / Graduate Resource Fair
Pennsylvania State University | University of Maryland – Baltimore County | University of Virginia | Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
1:30 PM Session 3: How to Fund Graduate School
Moderator – Michele Lezama, Executive Director, The National GEM Consortium
– Nandadevi Cortes-Rodriguez, Ph.D., Program Coordinator for PRMOISE, Graduate Student Development and Postdoctoral Affairs, University of Maryland –
Baltimore County
– Francis DuVinage, Ph.D., Director of National Scholarships Office,
University of Maryland – College Park
– Jeffrey A. Franke, Assistant Dean & Chief of Staff, The Graduate School,
University of Maryland – College Park
2:45 PM Session 4: Voices From the Field
Moderator – Silvia Muro, Ph.D., Associate Professor, James A. Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland – College Park
– Brittny Davis, Graduate Student, Biochemistry & Chemistry,
University of Maryland – Balitmore County
– Sheriff O. Jolaoso, GEM Ph.D. Fellow, Computer Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
– Pedro Peña, Graduate Student, James A. Clark School of Engineering,
University of Maryland – College Park
3:30 PM Closing Remarks and Post-Survey (Raffle)

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