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Boston University GEM GRAD Lab sponsored by NELSAMP/MC-STEMP

Date
October 16, 2021
Time
9:45 am - 4:00 pm
Location
VIRTUAL

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Boston University GEM GRAD Lab sponsored by NELSAMP/MC-STEMP

About The Event

Get your STEM Graduate Degree TUITION FREE!

Welcome to Boston/MC-STEMP! Boston University is proud to host the GEM GRAD Lab!

Join the premiere organization supporting qualified students from underrepresented communities pursuing graduate degrees in applied science and engineering funded by leading corporations, government laboratories, top universities, and top research institutions. Getting Ready for Advanced Degrees (GRAD) Lab offers underrepresented students exposure to the benefits of research and technology careers in a highly interactive one-day event.

Event Schedule

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Registered Login/Pre-Surveys 9:45AM – 10:00AM EST

Students will utilize this time-frame to fill out survey response sheet that was shared prior to the start of the event.

Boston University Welcome 10:00AM – 10:05AM EST

Dr. Malika Jeffries-EL

ASSOCIATE DEAN OF THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ARTS & SCIENCES, BOSTON UNIVERSITY

Why Graduate School? 10:05AM – 11:00AM EST

If you thought PhDs were simply for those wanting to become professors or that you couldn’t afford graduate school, think again.  This session is designed to break some of the common myths about pursuing an advanced degree and set you on course to achieving your fullest potential.

Dr. Howard G. Adams

Keynote Speaker on the Importance of continuing Graduate Education

How to Competitively Apply to Graduate School 11:00AM – 12:00PM EST

Learn the tips and tricks associated with preparing for a graduate degree from the experts.  Learn how to make your application stand out above others as well as how to position yourself to be seriously considered by many of the prestigious academic institutions in the country.

Dr. Vivek Goyal

Professor and Associate Chair of Doctoral Programs, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Boston University

Dr. Vinny Manoharan

Wagner Family Professor of Chemical Engineering and Professor of Physics at Harvard University

Dr. Wilmore Webley

Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Inclusion and Engagement, The Graduate School at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst

Arnold Lane

Director of Multicultural Affairs, ad interim at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Graduate Resource Fair 12:00PM – 1:00PM EST

GRADUATE RESOURCE FAIR – PLEASE SIGN IN USING GATHERLY PLATFORM 

How to Fund Graduate School 1:00PM – 2:00PM EST

Hear about all the different fellowship programs, including GEM that you can apply for and ensure that you can pursue your graduate degree for FREE!

Dr. Marcus Huggans

Executive Director, Client Relations, The National GEM Consortium (GEM Alum)

Voices from the Field Graduate Student Panel 2:00PM – 3:00PM EST

As the saying goes, “you can’t be what you can’t see.”  Hear stories from GEM alums who have successfully attained advanced degrees and gone on to very successful careers.

Dr. Wynter Duncanson

Assistant Dean of Outreach and Diversity, Boston University

Jonathan Chery

Doctoral Student, Cyber Security, Northeastern University

Mela Coffey

Doctoral Student, Mechanical Engineering, Boston University

David Etim

Doctoral Student, Computer Science and Engineering, University of Connecticut

Mikayla Moody

Doctoral Candidate, Biomedical Engineering – Biomaterials Track, University of Connecticut

Cadence Payne

Doctoral Candidate, Dept. Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Adriyel Nieves

Doctoral Student, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Worchester Polytechnic Institute

Dr. Eric Sheppard

Program Director, National Science Foundation

Dr. William Tomlinson

Group Leader and Senior Engineer, Embedded & Comm. Systems Group, Draper

Closing/Raffles 3:00PM – 3:15PM EST

Only students who stay throughout the completion of the GRAD Lab will be entered into the raffle. We invite you to fully participate in the event so you can be entered into raffle.

Zoom Information

Speakers

Dr. Malika Jefferies-EL

ASSOCIATE DEAN OF THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ARTS & SCIENCES, BOSTON UNIVERSITY

Dr. Howard G. Adams

Keynote Speaker on the Importance of continuing Graduate Education

Dr. Vivek Goyal

Professor and Associate Chair of Doctoral Programs, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Boston University

Dr. Vinny Manoharan

Wagner Family Professor of Chemical Engineering and Professor of Physics at Harvard University

Dr. Wilmore Webley

Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Inclusion and Engagement, The Graduate School at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst

Arnold Lane

Director of Multicultural Affairs, ad interim at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Dr. Marcus Huggans

Executive Director, Client Relations, The National GEM Consortium (GEM Alum)

Dr. Wynter Duncanson

Assistant Dean of Outreach and Diversity, Boston University

Jonathan Chery

Doctoral Student, Cyber Security, Northeastern University

Mela Coffey

Doctoral Student, Mechanical Engineering, Boston University

David Etim

Doctoral Student, Computer Science and Engineering, University of Connecticut

Mikayla Moody

Doctoral Candidate, Biomedical Engineering – Biomaterials Track, University of Connecticut

Cadence Payne

Doctoral Candidate, Dept. Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Adriyel Nieves

Doctoral Student, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Worchester Polytechnic Institute

Dr. Eric Sheppard

Program Director, National Science Foundation

Dr. William Tomlinson

Group Leader and Senior Engineer, Embedded & Comm. Systems Group, Draper

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