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The PROMISE AGEP – USM STEM Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, 2016-2017

PROMISE is pleased to announce a new cycle of the PROMISE AGEP – USM STEM Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Please read all of the guidelines on prior to submitting an ...


Dr. Renetta G. Tull is a finalist for the 2015 GEDC AIRBUS Diversity in Engineering Education Award

Dr. Renetta Garrison Tull is an educator, mentor, advocate, and scholar. She is trained as an Electrical Engineer, who received both her B.S. and M.S., from Howard University and Northwestern ...


Fall Harvest Dinner – Fri. November 20, 2015 @UMDGradSchool

The 2015 PROMISE Fall Harvest Dinner for graduate students and postdocs at schools within the University System of Maryland will be held Friday, November 20, 2015, at  5:30 PM. (Time change from ...

PROMISE AGEP Spotlights, Activities, and Events

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Chateaubriand Fellowships for doctoral students to study in France. Deadline Jan. 20, 2016

The Chateaubriand Fellowship call for applications is now open: Complete applications must be ...
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Management Training for Scientists – Seminar offered by @NIH – Gaylord Hotel, Oct. 28, 2015

PROMISE Alumna, Dr. Mileidy Gonzalez-Delgado (Ph.D., UMBC) of NIH’s Statistical Computational Biology ...

Addressing Graduate Students’ Feelings of Stress: Fri. Dec. 4, 2015

As the Fall semester comes to an end and finals are approaching, ...
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Operation “Flood the Gates” for Faculty Diversity: APPLY. #ThinkBigDiversity

Originally posted on Renetta Garrison Tull - Living Life Online:
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Faculty Opportunities at the University of South Florida

Are you interested in becoming a member of the faculty? Gene Murdock, ...
Dr. Linda Hodges teaches graduate students at UMBC about inspiring disciplinary thinking, August 2015.

Postdoc Morning Coffee: “Developing a Teaching Portfolio” with Dr. Linda Hodges, Director – Faculty Development Center

Postdocs from all disciplines are encouraged to attend a workshop on “Developing ...
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#IRBRCR – It’s time to be sure that you have your CITI Responsible Conduct of Research and IRB certifications

Every graduate student needs to know the guidelines for responsible conduct of ...
WhenFacultySayX Panel 2015

Dr. @Renetta_Tull & @UMBC Faculty host #WhenFacultySayX Oct. 9, 2015. Students have questions. Faculty have answers.

Understanding professors’ expectations shouldn’t be a mystery. However, sometimes, there are disconnects ...
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Bilingual Teaching Opportunities and Faculty Positions at the Ana G. Méndez University in Wheaton, MD

Are you interested in teaching or becoming a member of the faculty? ...
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Dissertation House @UMBC & Dissertation Retreat @UMDGradSchool – Oct. 16-17, + Blogging for all!

October brings dissertation writing opportunities for all! UMBC has a Dissertation House, ...

Modern Math Workshop @SACNAS Conference Oct. 28-29, Grad & Undergrad Students, Plenary lecture by @UMBC President, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski

Students are invited to attend the Modern Math Workshop at the upcoming ...

Learn how to develop a syllabus. PROF-it (Professors-in-Training) session @UMBC w/ Dr. Linda Hodges, 9/18, 2PM

Graduate students and Postdocs are invited to come to UMBC on Friday, ...
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Students applying for the NSF GRFP – The Road to the Application @NSFGRFP

This page will serve as a chronicle and track record for some ...

PROMISE at UMB (@PROMISEUMB) Fall Kick-off: “The Happiness Prescription” – Fri., Sept. 4, 2015 3 PM

PROMISE at UMB invites all to a special Fall Kick-off & Social ...

NSF GRFP Fellowship Application Workshop @UMBC, Sept. 12, 2015

“Funding Your Graduate Education” An Annual “Special Saturday Success Seminar” 9:00 AM ...
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The @GEMFellowship GEM GRAD Lab is coming to @UMBC Sept. 19, 2015 #ThinkBigDiversity #GEMGRADLab

The National GEM Consortium’s GRAD Lab is coming to UMBC on Saturday, ...

#ThinkBigDiversity – After the @PROMISE_AGEP SSI, what’s next?

We had a wonderful time at the 2015 PROMISE SSI! Will you join ...
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Join us for the SREB (@SREBDocSch) conference, Marriott Crystal Gateway, VA, Oct. 29 – Nov. 1 #ThinkBigDiversity

It’s that time again! SREB! Participants in PROMISE attend the Southern Regional ...
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Think Big Diversity: Advice for Aspiring #STEM Ph.D. Graduate Students, Postdocs, and Junior Faculty

Originally posted on In Search of Innovation:
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PROMISE AGEP Past Projects and Events


Learn “How to Turn Your Science into a Company”. DEADLINE APPROACHING: Aug 20

The ASM is hosting a two and half day entrepreneurship workshop for graduate students, postdoctoral and early career scientists that will provide basic information on establishing a start-up business. The Turning Your Science into a Company workshop will feature practical tips, advice, and resources from principals of leading start-up and small companies. The deadline is August […]

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2016-2017 California Alliance Postdoc Program Application announcement

The California Alliance offers postdoctoral research fellowship opportunities at four top-tier California institutions; UC Berkeley, UCLA, Stanford, and Caltech in the Mathematical, Physical Sciences and Engineering fields.  The program also includes faculty mentoring, professional development, and academic networking opportunities. The website is now hosting the application process for the next cycle of the postdoc program. Kindly […]

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Take a Dissertation Break at the UMBC Mind Spa

Originally posted on The Dissertation House:
Need a place to achieve career-life balance? A place to de-stress, relax, and rejuvenate? Come to the Mind Spa. The Mind Spa offers several resources, including, but not limited to: a massage chair, and oil diffuser, a biofeedback device, books, and a meditation area. Photo Credit: Shawnisha Hester The…

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Interview w/ Kavita Krishnaswamy, @UMBC Computer Scientist, Ambassador for Disability & STEM

Originally posted on Renetta Garrison Tull – Living Life Online:
It is my pleasure to be one of the many mentors for Kavita Krishnaswamy, a graduate student in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at UMBC. Kavita’s doctoral advisor is Dr. Tim Oates. (Other stories about Kavita can be found on the CSEE website, here:…

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July 2015 Summer Horizons: Apply to Graduate School! Special Speaker: UMBC’s President, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski

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 3-hour workshop will feature sessions on the application timeline, GRE, Statement of Purpose, Recommendation Letters, and other topics related to preparing for graduate school.  There […]

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Summer Dissertation House ONLINE — Active Now! #PhdChat Join us from anywhere in the world!

You are invited to join the Dissertation House online: We have been hosing challenges for several years, and are always pleased to see people finish their degrees! The participants who will come to the Dissertation House in person will be here from Tuesday, July 7 – Friday, July 10, but that doesn’t need to stop […]

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Dissertation House as a pre-conference event for the PROMISE SSI at the Hotel at Arundel Preserve, August 13-14, 2015

The University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) is sponsoring the University System of Maryland-wide Dissertation House at the PROMISE Summer Success Institute, August 13-15, 2015. All participants will work on their dissertations on Thursday evening, and all day Friday, and will attend activities for the #ThinkBigDiversity 2015 PROMISE Summer Success Institute on Saturday, August 15, 2015. […]

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AAAS Fellows Symposium “Making Changes: Learning from Social Science Research to Drive

AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellows invite you to register for the upcoming symposium “Making Changes: Learning from Social Science Research to Drive Behavior Change”. When: June 18, 8:30 am – 5 pm with reception to follow Where: AAAS Headquarters, 1200 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC RSVP here: Organized by the AAAS Science […]

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Summer Dissertation House (July 7-10, 2015)

The Summer Dissertation House is coming to UMBC, July 7-10 2015. Graduate students who plan to participate should follow the application procedures on the application webpage for the Dissertation House. Open application period: Early bird May 20, 2015 – May 31, 2015. Late registration June 1, 2015 – June 7, 2015 (Applications received during the early bird […]

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A thought about “Protest” behind the lines, and the video on “How to approach your grad advisor/committee if you’ve been MIA”

Originally posted on Renetta Garrison Tull – Living Life Online:
Earlier in the week, I wrote a post for PROMISE AGEP (“PROMISE Alumni Professors Give Voice to #BaltimoreUprising”), and yesterday, we celebrated graduates who are completing advanced degrees in Maryland. These events remind me that the work doesn’t stop, and that there is more to…

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