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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Students from UMBC may RSVP on MyUMBC: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/12118
Directions and Parking (Updated, July 12, 2012):
- UMBC President Named In Time Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential People (baltimore.cbslocal.com)
- UMBC’s President, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, celebrates graduate students this afternoon, April 4, 2012 (promisesuccessseminars.wordpress.com)
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/