Interested in applying to graduate school? Summer Horizons 2012 at UMBC on Weds. July 18

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UMBC will host the annual Summer Horizons program for undergraduate students and others who are interested in learning more about graduate school admission, particularly in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. The 1-day workshop will feature sessions on the GRE, Statement of Purpose, Recommendation Letters, and other topics related to preparing for graduate school.  The keynote speaker will be the President of UMBC, Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World.

  • Wednesday, July 18, 2012
  • The program will begin at 9:30 AM and will end at 12:30 PM.
  • Meyerhoff Chemistry Building, Room 120

This program is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about UMBC and the graduate admissions process.  The graduate school preparation material is applicable to most U.S. institutions.  Faculty and staff may invite prospective students to this event.  Visitors from out-of-town are welcome to attend.

As part of the PROMISE Pathways project, undergraduate and master’s students  from schools within the University System of Maryland have a special invitation to attend. We also invite students from all summer programs within the DC/Maryland/Virginia (DMV) region, and students who are either local or will travel the distance to learn more about graduate school.

Invitations are also extended to:

  • All UMBC undergraduate students
  • Students from NSF programs such as LSAMP, AGEP, NSF ERC, RDE etc., at any school
  • McNair programs at any school.
  • Students from organizations such as SHPE, SACNAS, NSBE, and AISES at any school in the country are welcome to attend.
  • We also invite professionals who are considering returning to graduate school for an advanced degree.

Light refreshments and lunch will be provided. This program is free, but potential participants must register.

If you are interested in attending, or in registering a group, please RSVP by posting a comment here with name, school, and major.  Program directors who have a cohort of students may send an email with a list of students that provides names, undergraduate institutions, and majors to promisestaff@gmail.com. Students from UMBC may RSVP on MyUMBC: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/12118

Summer Horizons is co-sponsored by PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP, The Meyerhoff Graduate Biomedical Fellows Program, and The Graduate School at UMBC.

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Directions and Parking (Updated, July 12, 2012): 

http://summerhorizons.wordpress.com/directions-and-parking/

Other events for graduate students: PROMISE Summer Success Institute , August 17-18, 2012.
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Primary sponsorship for this program has been provided by the National Science Foundation, HRD grant #1111217 – “PROMISE Pathways.” PROMISE Pathways is a project of PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP).  Read more about PROMISE: http://promiseagep.wordpress.com/publications/

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Author:Renetta Garrison Tull

Dr. Renetta Garrison Tull is the Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Student Development & Postdoctoral Affairs at the UMBC: An Honors University in Maryland (http://www.umbc.edu), and the Director of PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) – http://www.umbc.edu/promise. The PROMISE AGEP includes alliance members: UMBC, the University of Maryland Baltimore, and the University of Maryland College Park. She is passionate about training postdocs for careers, cultivating new graduate students in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields, retention of all graduate students, and Ph.D. Completion. She speaks nationally on these topics, and has projects in Maryland, Pittsburgh, and Puerto Rico. Her personal website is: http://renettatull.wordpress.com.

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PROMISE: Maryland's Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) is a support system for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in Maryland. PROMISE is one of the 22+ AGEPs in the United States. PROMISE, through AGEP, is a program of the National Science Foundation.

18 Comments on “Interested in applying to graduate school? Summer Horizons 2012 at UMBC on Weds. July 18”

  1. June 20, 2012 at 8:35 AM #

    Students with UMBC IDs may register on the Summer Horizons site on MyUMBC: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/12118. Login to your MyUMBC account, and click the green “I can attend” button at the bottom of the page.

    Students from other campuses may register here by posting name, major, school, and current summer program if applicable, e.g. McNair SRI, College Park BSOS SRI, UMBC Summer Biomedical Program, NSF, QEM, NIH, NIST.

    You do not have to be part of a summer program to participate in the Summer Horizons workshop. Students who are working and considering returning to school, students who are taking summer classes, or students who have other activities for the summer and are thinking about graduate school are invited to attend.

    • promiseagep
      July 16, 2012 at 12:03 PM #

      As of July 16, 2012, we have confirmations for the following groups:

      Kean University (20)
      Morgan State University (24)
      The Leadership Alliance Group (4)
      The Baltimore Youth Works program (2)
      The NASA MUST Program (3)
      The Summer Biomedical Research Program at UMBC (12)
      The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (21)
      Others (9)

  2. June 21, 2012 at 2:46 PM #

    AGENDA
    ________

    9:00-9:30 Registration – Meyerhoff Chemistry Building, Room 120

    9:30 – 10:00 Welcome (Justine Johnson, Meyerhoff Summer Biomedical Fellows Program)

    Greetings – UMBC Graduate Student Association

    “Preparing for Graduate Study: Timelines and Choices”
    Speakers: K. Jill Barr, Assistant Dean for Graduate Enrollment
    Gay Warshaw, Recruitment Specialist

    10:00 – 10:45 “Elements of the Graduate School Application: GRE,
    Transcript, Letters of Recommendation, Statement of Purpose”

    (Renetta Tull, Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Development,
    Director of PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP)

    10:45 – 11:25 “Understanding Graduate School”

    Panel of current graduate students:
    Nicole Barkley, Biology
    Brittny Davis, Chemistry
    Shauna Pollard, Psychology
    Peter Mercredi, Biochemistry
    Jeffrey Brown, Biology

    11:25 Introduction of Keynote Speaker (Dean Janet C. Rutledge)


    11:30 Keynote Speaker – President of UMBC, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski

    12:30 Adjourn and Lunch, True Grits, Wing 3.

  3. June 29, 2012 at 3:01 PM #

    Tianna-Kaye Woodstock
    Morgan State University (Electrical and Computer Engineering)

  4. Andrew Tsoi
    July 3, 2012 at 1:13 PM #

    Andrew T
    University of Colorado at Boulder (Aerospace Engineering Sciences)

  5. Evanna Reynoso
    July 9, 2012 at 12:16 PM #

    Evanna Reynoso
    University of the District of Columbia
    Computer Science major

  6. Haythem Memmi
    July 9, 2012 at 3:24 PM #

    Haythem Memmi
    University of Strasbourg, France
    Computer Science major

  7. Aaron Littlejohn
    July 9, 2012 at 5:57 PM #

    Aaron Littlejohn
    Frostburg State University
    Applied physics major

  8. Alyssa
    July 10, 2012 at 3:59 PM #

    Alyssa Barlis
    Williams College
    Astrophysics major
    NASA MUST Program

  9. Brayden
    July 11, 2012 at 9:17 AM #

    Brayden Hollis
    Whitworth University
    Computer Science, Physics, and Mathematics Majors
    NASA MUST Program

  10. Michael Barnes
    July 15, 2012 at 7:21 PM #

    Michael Barnes
    The Ohio State University
    Electrical & Computer Engineering
    NASA MUST Program

  11. Paul Rooke
    July 16, 2012 at 2:33 PM #

    Paul Rooke, Frostburg State University, Traditional Physics and Philosophy

  12. Yongan Dong
    July 17, 2012 at 7:43 AM #

    Yongan Dong, Taiyuan Tech, Casting

  13. Sasan Haghani
    July 17, 2012 at 11:10 AM #

    I would like to register for this workshop.

  14. Daniel
    July 17, 2012 at 9:20 PM #

    Daniel Pinero
    University of Texas at Austin
    Mechanical Engineering
    NASA MUST Program

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