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Illinois GRAD Lab - Urbana/Champaign: Agenda

Illinois GEM GRAD Lab hosted by University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Urbana, Illinois

Sponsored by the Multicultural Engineering Recruitment of Graduate Engineering
(MERGE) Program
&
Caterpillar 
 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Register Today!

8:30 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM

Welcome
Ilesanmi Adesida, Ph.D., Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, UIUC

9:15 AM

Session 1:  Why Graduate School?
Howard G. Adams, Ph.D., GEM Program Consultant, National GEM Consortium

10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM

Session 2:  How to Apply to Graduate School
 - Jamil Johnson, Recruiter, Graduate College, UIUC
 - Elizabeth Stovall, Director, Graduate Programs, College of Engineeing, UIUC

11:30 AM

Lunch
Speaker: Tyler Bruns, Optimization and Advanced Analytics, Caterpillar Champaign Simulation Center

12:00 PM

Session 3: How to Fund Graduate School
Marcus Huggans, Ph.D., Senior Director, External Relations, The National GEM Consortium

1:00 PM

Break

1:15 PM

Session 4: Voices From the Field
Moderator: Kimani c. Toussaint, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Mechanical Science and Engineering, UIUC
 
Panelists:
 - Charles Orozco, GEM MS Fellow, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Intern
 - Sofie Leon, NSF Graduate Research Fellow, Sandia National Laboratories Intern
 - Joshua Lawrence, Caterpillar Subsystems Engineer (GEM Alum)

2:00 PM

Evaluations / Closing Remarks

2:30 PM

Student Demonstrations, Caterpillar Champaign Simulation Center
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