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GEM GRAD Lab presented at NOBCChE

New Orleans, LA Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
Sep 12, 2023
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About the Event

Get your STEM Graduate Degree TUITION FREE!

The National GEM Consortium is proud to host the GEM GRAD Lab at the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers, NOBCChE, in New Orelans, Louisiana!

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

Tuesday, September 12, 2023 | Central Time

Registered Login/Pre-Surveys 08:00AM - 08:30AM CDT

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

Welcome Overview 08:30AM - 08:35AM CDT
Why Graduate School? 08:35AM - 9:15AM CDT

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 09:15AM - 10:00 AM CDT

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.

How to Fund Graduate School 10:00AM - 10:40AM CDT

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 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM CDT

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 11:15 AM - 11:30 AM CDT

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

GRAD Lab Sponsors