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PROMISE Dissertation House online is in full effect! Launched over the July 4th weekend, 2016.

Over the holiday weekend, the Dissertation House online opened, and we already have several students who have come over to join! The Dissertation House at UMBC which will house approximately 12-15 students in-person during the week with workshops, writing sessions, and meals, will also feature blogging activities. Since space is limited, we have invited others […]

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Summer Professional Development Workshops 2016

You are invited to join schools within the PROMISE AGEP for Summer Professional Development Workshops 2016. While some events limit enrollment to students within their respective institutions, others are open to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and alumni from any school. Most of the events below have specific RSVP links. Please use the respective links or […]

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Summer 2016 Dissertation House (Accepting Applications!)

The Summer 2016 Dissertation House is coming to UMBC (July 5, 2016 to July 8, 2016)!  Students who participate in this program will spend each day thinking, writing, and sharing ideas about their doctoral dissertations.  Students will learn effective time-management skills; learn how to set small manageable goals, and will meet with a dissertation coach in […]

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All students from the 2007 PROMISE video have defended! #ThinkBigDiversity

Today marks a milestone in PROMISE. All of the participants who were featured in the production of the “What is PROMISE” video from the 2007 Summer Success Institute (SSI) have successfully defended their doctoral dissertations! Robert Holder, UMBC PROMISE Peer Mentor, Computer Science, has been working full-time while pursuing his PhD, and today, he defended, rounding […]

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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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The Success of the 2014 PROMISE Summer Success Institute (SSI) – The Social Media Accolades

This past weekend, PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP celebrated the anniversary of the PROMISE Summer Success Institute (SSI). This was actually the 12th Annual SSI. The first PROMISE conference was called “SUCCESS 2003.” We named the program the Summer Success Institute (SSI) in 2004. The program from the 2014 SSI can be found here: Click here for […]

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University System of Maryland Dissertation House at SSI, August 14-15, 2014

  The University of Maryland, College Park  and PROMISE Maryland’s AGEP are sponsoring a system-wide Dissertation House for graduate students in STEM programs.  The writing and research retreat will take place at the Hotel at Arundel Preserve.   Lodging for 2 nights and meals are provided for student participants.   Twelve students from the USM system schools will be chosen to […]

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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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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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Dr. Portia Taylor (CMU, QoLT, PROMISE DH Alum) talks @UMBC about motion sensors & rehabilitation: April 10, 2013

Dr. Portia Taylor, an alum of the PROMISE Dissertation House at Carnegie Mellon (hosted by the Quality of Life Technology Center – University of Pittsburgh/Carnegie Mellon University), will be a guest speaker for UMBC’s Information Systems Department on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 12-1:00 PM, in Room 459 of the Information Technology/Engineering (ITE) Building. The UMBC […]

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