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Upstate New York GEM GRAD Lab hosted by the University of Rochester

April 1, 2023
8:00 am - 2:15 pm
Rush Rhees Library , University of Rochester, 755 Library Rd , Rochester, NY, 14627

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Upstate New York GEM GRAD Lab hosted by the University of Rochester

About The Event

Get your STEM Graduate Degree TUITION FREE!

Welcome to Upstate New York! The University of Rochester 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, April 1, 2022

Registered Login/Pre-Surveys 8:00AM – 09:00AM EST

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

University of Rochester Welcome 09:00AM – 09:05AM EST

Why Graduate School? 09:05AM – 10:00AM 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 10:00AM – 11:00AM 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.

Graduate Resource Fair 11:00PM – 12:00PM EST


How to Fund Graduate School 12:00PM – 01:00PM 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!

Voices from the Field Graduate Student Panel 01:00PM – 02:00PM 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.

Closing/Raffles 02:00PM – 02:15PM 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.


GRAD Lab Sponsors