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The 2014 PROMISE Summer Success Institute (SSI)! August 14-16, 2014

2014 PROMISE Summer Success Institute (SSI)   Becoming the Professors of Knowledge: Leadership and Mentoring for the Professoriate Pre-conference Dissertation House: Thursday and Friday, August 14-15, 2014 Orientation and Positioning sessions: Friday, August 15, 2014 Formal Mentoring & Leadership sessions: Saturday, August 16, 2014 2014 PROMISE SSI LOCATION, Arundel Mills, MD The University of Maryland Baltimore […]

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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 we featured at a past SSI), and Dr. Jaime Bonilla, Dean of the School of Engineering at  Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico. Dr. Penn (in-person) and […]

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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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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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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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Apply now for the annual SREB Conference. Oct. 31- Nov. 3, 2013. Deadline: August 31.

It’s time for the 2013 SREB Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, Compact for Faculty Diversity! PROMISE Maryland’s AGEP has been invited to nominate scholars for the upcoming SREB Conference. Read about our SREB trips to: Atlanta 2011: http://promiseagep.wordpress.com/2011/09/28/25-promise-students-and-affiliates-plan-to-attend-the-sreb-conference-in-atlanta-october-2011/ Tampa 2012: http://promiseagep.wordpress.com/2012/07/21/2012-sreb-compact-for-faculty-diversity-conference-for-graduate-students-postdocs-and-jr-faculty/ YOU have a chance to attend in 2013 , but PROMISE has to nominate you.  Here […]

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Fellowships & Grad School Funding! Saturday Seminar: Sept. 7, 2013 @ UMBC w/ Dr. Carter-Johnson & Dr. Ordóñez

PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP and the Graduate Student Development Unit of The Graduate School at UMBC present the 2013 SPECIAL SEPTEMBER SATURDAY SESSION: Success Seminar on Funding & Fellowships, with special emphasis on the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Application.  “Funding Graduate Education” Speakers: PROMISE Alumni, Dr. Frances D. Carter-Johnson and Dr. Patricia Ordóñez Rozo  (Dr. […]

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Your G.I. Jane/G.I. Joe Moment! Tips to Land a Fellowship at the Broad Institute of Harvard & MIT (By Dr. LaTese Briggs)

The following information was shared by Dr. LaTese Briggs (PROMISE Alum, UMBC Chemistry & Biochemistry, Current Program Analyst at Faster Cures.) Dr. Briggs captivated the audience of the 2013 PROMISE SSI on Saturday, August 17, with her call to the audience to have their G.I. Jane/G.I. Joe moments. She called for people to be academically, […]

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PROMISE SSI Registrants (throughout the USM): “Entrepreneur Office hours” September 2013

Dr. James Green, Director, Entrepreneurship Education and Hinman CEOs, Senior Lecturer and Associate Director, Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech), at the University of Maryland College Park, was invited to the 2013 PROMISE SSI, but is unable to attend. Although he is not able to participate in the PROMISE SSI  “Mentoring for Advancement” session, he is offering entrepreneurship […]

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