PROMISE Cookout and Celebration of Graduates 2013

Saturday, May 3: PROMISE Friends & Family Cookout in Columbia

Saturday, May 3, 2014: PROMISE AGEP Family and Friends Celebration of Graduates Cookout You are invited to come, bring your friends, family, and anyone who supports your journey through graduate ...

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Travel funds for conferences: Keystone (BioMed), UMCP (Statistics) – Stockholm, Brazil, More!

Travel Funds for Conferences! Keystone Conferences – Biomedical Sciences –  international opportunities — Assistant Professors, and Industry scientists College Park Conference - Hierarchical Modeling in Observational Studies, Complex Surveys and Big ...

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Jobs! April 9, 2014. Postdocs + Visiting Professorships! Dr. M. Penn (Gladstone) & Dr. J. Bonilla (TEC, Mexico), + others!

On Wednesday, April 9, 2014, we will welcome new PROMISE Mentor, Dr. Michael Penn, Vice President of Strategy at Gladstone Institutes (and author of “Finding Your North,” a book that ...

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Apply for MIT’s Design Lab! Deadline April 16, 2014. Program: May 2014

Through our PROMISE AGEP collaborations with the World Engineering Education Forum (WEEF), ...
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Save these 2014 dates: May 3 (Celebration Cookout), August 16 (Summer Success Institute)

Our PROMISE AGEP: Maryland Transformation (PROMISE: AGEP-T) project invites you to save ...
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“Pathways to Leadership” by UMBC’s President, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski: March 12, 2014

Dear University Community, We invite you to join us for an address ...
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PROMISE is going to UMES! The University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Research Symposium: April 17, 2014

We encourage graduate students to take many opportunities to present their work ...
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University System of Maryland PROMISE AGEP Research Symposium & Professional Development Conference: Fri. Feb. 28, 2014 @ UM College Park

PROMISE AGEP: Maryland Transformation is pleased to invite you to attend and ...
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PROMISE Maryland AGEP Fall Harvest Dinner: Fri. Nov. 22, 2013 – College Park (@UMDGradSchool)

Join us for the annual PROMISE Fall Harvest Dinner, 6:00 PM, Friday, November ...
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Nobel Prize Laureate Dr. Craig Mello – Mon. Nov. 4th UMB Campus (@UMBNews)

Our UMB Co-PIs for PROMISE: Maryland AGEP Transformation invite graduate students and ...
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“On My Own Terms” (Overcoming Subtle & Overt Discrimination in the Academy) – Guest Contributor: Dr. Christine Grant, NC State

During the 2013 PROMISE AGEP Summer Success Institute, Dr. Christine Grant (Associate ...
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“When Faculty Say ‘X’ …” Do you understand what faculty say and mean? Dinner seminar, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013

Do you ever wonder what your faculty expect of you? Have you ...

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Addressing Graduate Students’ Feelings of Stress

This Friday, Dr. Robert Deluty (UMBC’s Associate Dean of the Graduate School, Associate Professor of Psychology) will talk with graduate students about stress. This is an important seminar that is back by popular demand. Each year, following the seminar, students have said that their stress was reduced, that they felt that anxiety had been reduced, […]

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Friends of PROMISE announce *JOBS!* at Purdue and Brookhaven National Labs

Purdue University – Cluster Hire – STEM Education Purdue Associate Professor Dr. Levon Esters, one of the mentors from the 2013 PROMISE Summer Success Institute and Co-PI of the Mentoring@Purdue (MAP) program, wants PROMISE to know that his university is hiring, and he wants you to apply!  Dr. Esters wrote the following in his note to PROMISE: “The integrated STEM […]

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STEM + Health Graduate Fellowship, 4 – 9 months in France! Due January 31, 2014

  The STEM Chateaubriand Fellowship targets outstanding PhD students enrolled in an American university who wish to conduct part of their doctoral research in a French laboratory for a 4 to 9 month period. The Office of Science and Technology provide a stipend of up to 1,400 €/month (depending on other sources of funding) and cover […]

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PROF-it teams up with Goucher Prison Education Partnership – Session: Fri., Oct. 4, 2013

PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP and the PROF-it (Professors-in-Training) Program at UMBC are connecting with the Goucher Prison Education Partnership. This partnership will provide opportunities for graduate students or postdocs  to engage in community-based teaching initiatives.   Amy Roza, Director of the Goucher Prison Education Partnership, will come to the PROF-it “Brown Bag” seminar on: Friday, October […]

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Kevin Harris (CEO, Bedrock Assets) & Sonya Caesar (Dir., Money Matter$) discuss personal finance, October 2013

All are invited to attend a free lunch seminar at UMBC on personal money management, developing budgets, and reducing debt on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 1:00 PM, in Room 329 of the Commons.  Our guests will be Kevin Harris, MBA, CEO of Bedrock Assets in Chicago, and Sonya Caesar, Director of Money Matter$. Kevin Harris […]

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New NSF PROMISE AGEP grant funded until 2017! Includes University System of Maryland, CCBC, AACC, and AGMUS

We are very pleased to announce that the University System of Maryland (USM)-Wide AGEP-T grant for PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) grant from the National Science Foundation has been funded!  The new “PROMISE AGEP: Maryland Transformation” is a $1,750,000 grant over 3.5 years, effective October 1, 2013 – March 31, […]

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Professional development seminars for graduate students: FALL 2013

Professional development seminars for graduate students: FALL 2013   Success Seminars and Workshops at UMBC. Through our PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP), which welcomes students in graduate programs from any school within the University System of Maryland.      Download the PDF: http://promiseagep.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/umbc-graduate-student-fall-2013-seminars.pdf Text version of the seminars at UMBC can […]

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Regional GEM GRAD Lab @ UVA Sat. Sept. 28 (Co-Sponsors: UMBC, UVA, VA Tech)

If you live in the DMV and are interested in learning more about graduate school, plan to take a “road trip” to the GEM GRAD Lab on Saturday, September 28! From the GEM Website: “GRAD Lab encourages young people of color to consider graduate engineering or science education and applying for the GEM fellowship.”  Segments […]

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Transitioning from Industry to Academia: Advice for Young PhDs (By, Dr. Sujata Bhatia)

      Guest Blogger: Dr. Sujata Bhatia, Harvard University: On August 16-17, 2013, I had the distinct honor of attending the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the PROMISE Summer Success Institute as a Distinguished Guest Speaker.  A question that arose from young PhDs during each of my mentoring sessions was, “How did you manage the […]

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The UMBC PROMISE/CGS/Grad Student Development GA Position: Information for Semi-finalists

Earlier this week, we posted a position announcement for a Graduate Assistantship at UMBC. This post recaps that position announcement and outlines next steps for semi-finalists. ————————————- The original Announcement: PROMISE Graduate Assistantship – Website, Media, and Database Management This graduate assistantship requires knowledge of computer concepts and programming languages.   The position requires design, trouble-shooting, and support […]

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