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dissertation house

Oct.7, 2016 – Oct. 8, 2016: Dissertation House for Non-Traditional Students and UMBC Employees

If you are an employee of UMBC (50% time or more) or a “Non-Traditional” student, and if you are working on your graduate school courses, proposal, or dissertation, then this event is for you! We’ve worked with our UMBC employees who are also graduate students at UMBC, College Park, Northeastern, and other institutions. This session will […]

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October 14, 2016: PROF-IT Seminar – How to Develop a Syllabus

Graduate students and Postdocs are invited to come to UMBC on Friday,  Oct. 14, 2016 from 12 PM – 2 PM for a seminar on developing a syllabus.  This seminar is part of the PROF-it (Professors-in-Training) series. Participants will learn how to develop a syllabus, manage time in the classroom, and plan content for the […]

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research rcr

October 19, 2016: IRB and Responsible Conduct Review Workshop

Do you need to complete your IRB or RCR training? Each graduate student needs to know the guidelines for responsible conduct of research.  Depending on the discipline, students need to have additional training regarding rules and regulations for conducting research using animals or humans (including surveys) and details related to ownership of work. All doctoral students and […]

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Dissertation House on UMBC and paper

The Dissertation House Model – A paper and feature @UMBC #ThinkBigDiversity

The Dissertation House is one of the feature stories on UMBC’s website today! The feature shares news of the new paper that has been published by CBE Life Sciences Education.       UMBC’s article is here: http://news.umbc.edu/new-research-highlights-dissertation-house-as-an-effective-support-model-for-minority-stem-ph-d-candidates/ Read the full paper here: http://www.lifescied.org/content/15/3/ar34.full The 2016 PROMISE Summer Success Institute also held a Dissertation House at the […]

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Jessica Effect

What is “The Jessica Effect?”

The “Jessica Effect” was named for the late Jessica Soto Pérez, former graduate student at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, member of the first cohort of PROMISE Peer Mentors. We wanted to invite, involve, and engage family members of graduate students in an effort to promote a more inclusive environment that caters to the whole […]

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Claudia Pearce NSA

October 11, 2016: Networking Opportunity with Dr. Claudia Pearce

On October 11, 2016, there will be a networking opportunity for CWIT, Meyerhoff undergraduate scholars, and PROMISE members from 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM to meet the 2016 ADVANCE Distinguished Lecture, featuring, Dr. Claudia Pearce,  M.S., ’89 and Ph.D., ’94 and 2014 UMBC Alumna of the Year in COEIT. Dr. Pearce is currently Senior Computer Science […]

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October 11, 2016: ADVANCE Distinguished Lecture – Against the Odds: How I Became a Computer Scientist

            On October 11, 2016, there will be an ADVANCE Distinguished Lecture, featuring, Dr. Claudia Pearce,  M.S., ’89 and Ph.D., ’94 and 2014 UMBC Alumna of the Year in COEIT. Dr. Pearce is currently Senior Computer Science Authority at NSA, a member of UMBC’s COEIT advisory board, and involved in […]

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October 5, 2016: Financial Literacy Seminar – Learn About Your Credit Score

Do you know your credit score? We are pleased to present our financial literacy seminar. Everyone is invited. Our guest speaker, Daniel Florea from Guidewell Financial Solutions, will talk about what a credit score is and what it means. Your credit score can change – are there ways to improve your credit score? What does a good credit […]

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2015 PROMISE AGEP Opening Day at UMBC

Sept. 8 – 9, 2016: PROMISE AGEP Opening Week!

PROMISE AGEP Opening Week is coming! We will be hosting and supporting annual opening meetings this year on September 8, 2016 and September 9, 2016. UMD  Opening Day – September, 8, 2016  Showcase of Graduate Student Groups and Graduate Diversity Networking Reception http://gradschool.umd.edu/calendar/events/event/2256 The PROMISE AGEP at the University of Maryland College Park (UMD) will be […]

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September 10, 2016: Funding Your Graduate Education with the NSF GRFP Fellowship

Interested in learning how to fund your graduate education? Come and learn how to apply for the NSF GRFP Fellowship! Our speakers, Dr. Frances D. Carter-Johnson and Dr. Patricia Ordonez,  are both UMBC Alumni and former NSF GRFP winners. This seminar has been presented at the National Science Foundation’s HBCU-UP national conference, the American Association for the […]

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