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GEM GRAD Lab hosted by Morgan State University

Baltimore, MD Center for Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies
Feb 24, 2024
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About the Event

Get your STEM Graduate Degree TUITION FREE!

Morgan State University  is proud to host the GEM GRAD Lab! The event is being sponsored by the National Science Foundation Inclusive Mentoring Hub: Mentoring for the Formation of Research Careers in Engineering (M-FORCE) consisting of the University of Minnesota, Morgan State University and the National GEM Consortium. The national GRAD Lab sponsor is 3M, Adobe.

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, February 24, 2024 | EasternTime

Registered Login/Pre-Surveys 09:45AM - 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.

Welcome Overview 10:00AM - 10:05AM EST
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 - 12:00 PM 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.

Lunch 12:00PM - 01:00PM EST
How to Fund Graduate School 01:00PM - 01:45PM 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!

Joann Ransom

Programs Coordinator, The National GEM Consortium

Voices from the Field Graduate Student Panel 01:45PM - 02:45PM 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 02:45PM - 03:00PM 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.


Dr. Howard G. Adams

Keynote Speaker on the Importance of continuing Graduate Education

Joann Ransom

Programs Coordinator, The National GEM Consortium