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Northwestern University GEM GRAD Lab

October 29, 2022
9:30 am - 1:30 pm

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Northwestern University GEM GRAD Lab

About The Event

Get your STEM Graduate Degree TUITION FREE!

The Northwestern University is proud to host the GEM GRAD Lab! The event is co-hosted by the University of Illinois – Chicago, University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign, University of Iowa, and the University of Notre Dame.

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 29, 2022 | Central Time

Registered Login/Pre-Surveys 9:15AM – 9:30AM CST

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

Northwestern University Welcome 9:30AM – 9:35AM CST
Why Graduate School? 9:35AM – 10:30AM CST

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 10:30AM – 11:15 AM CST

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.

Intermission/ University Roundtable 11:15AM – 11:45PM CST

Universities will be available to discuss programming with interested students.

How to Fund Graduate School 11:45AM – 12:30PM CST

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!

Joann Ransom

Programs Coordinator, The National GEM Consortium

Voices from the Field Graduate Student Panel 12:30PM – 1:15PM CST

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.

Closing/Raffles 1:15PM – 1:30PM CST

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.

Saturday’s GEM GRAD Lab


Dr. Howard G. Adams

Keynote Speaker on the Importance of continuing Graduate Education

Joann Ransom

Programs Coordinator, The National GEM Consortium

GRAD Lab Sponsors