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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 from UMBC’s President, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, next Wednesday. Wednesday, March 12, 2014 AOK Library (http://www.umbc.edu/aok/main/index.html) Gallery (1st Floor, next to the Circulation Desk) In addition to his role as UMBC’s president, Dr. Hrabowski chairs the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans: […]

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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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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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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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PROMISE Summer Success Institute (SSI) 10th Anniversary Celebration! August 16-17, 2013

  2013 PROMISE Summer Success Institute (SSI) 10th Anniversary Celebration Theme: Mentoring for Transitions & Advancement Friday and Saturday, August 16-17, 2013  2013 PROMISE SSI LOCATION, Downtown Baltimore: University of Maryland Baltimore, The Founding Campus SMC Campus Center (2nd Floor Ballroom) 621 W. Lombard St., Baltimore, MD 21201, (410) 706-7532 Lodging: Camden Yards Hampton Inn & Suites, Conference Rate $107 […]

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Happy 10th Birthday PROMISE! From April 1, 2003 to Today: A Message from the Director

Dear Participants, Alumni, and Friends of PROMISE, Today, I celebrate 10 years as the Director of PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP. For those of you who remember my first day at UMBC, I started out in an office on the 5th floor of the Administration Building. I am so happy that so many of you who were […]

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STEM Grad Students! Win $1000 – $3000 from @NSF for the @GradEdChallenge! Deadline April 15, 2013

Calling all of our STEM graduate students!! YOU have ideas … we’ve heard many of them. You’ve shared them with us in meetings, at conferences like the PROMISE SSI, on the walkways of our campuses, and in our offices. Now it’s time to get those ideas out to a national audience, and receive money if […]

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Advanced PhD Students: Apply for the “Academy for Future Science Faculty”

CURRENT U.S. PhD students who are ~12-18 months from completion:  PROMISE asks you to apply. This is an initiative that is going out to all AGEPs across the nation. The Academy for Future Science Faculty Group II – Advanced Stage PhD Students Get a BIG head-start on the next critical step toward an academic career! […]

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Yes, professors *DO* make more than $100,000/year! Here are some recent salaries …

Throughout the last several years, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) graduate students who participate in PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP have given various reasons for and against planning to choose careers in the academy.  Among reasons against becoming a faculty member, students have told us that “professors don’t make any money” or that “professors are poor.” […]

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PROMISE Spring Opening Meeting at UMBC – Feb. 17, 2012.

Have you missed connecting with other students from PROMISE? Are the great feelings from the PROMISE Summer Success Institute at the Sheraton in Columbia, and the Fall Harvest Dinner at College Park wearing thin from needing more interaction? Then, come on out to the PROMISE Spring Opening Meeting at UMBC and get rejuvenated. Friday, 2/17/12  […]

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