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PROMISE Research Symposium, Coming January 21, 2011

In PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP, Resarch Symposium on November 23, 2010 at 6:10 PM

Registration is now available for our 6th Annual PROMISE Research Symposium at!

This event is open to scholars from all three campuses across disciplines. We invite you to
present your work and support your fellow graduate school colleagues. Please see
the event and logistical details below:

EVENT: 6th Annual PROMISE Research Symposium
DATE: Friday, January 21, 2011
TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Nyumburu Cultural Center, UMCP Campus

Participation in this event is FREE and refreshments and lunch will be provided. If
you have any questions, please e-mail us at We look
forward to seeing you on the 21st!

Memories from the past:


PROF-it Professors-in-Training 12/3, January 2011 $$ opportunities for Grad Students, & 2011 Dissertation House. Plus, SREB’s Dr. Bob Belle comes to UM College Park to discuss interviewing Dec. 3!

In Dissertation House, Grad Student Success Seminar, Ph.D. Completion Project, PROF-it, PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on November 23, 2010 at 5:50 PM

As the semester comes to a close, we want to remind you about upcoming seminars on our campuses. We’ll look forward to seeing you!

Prof-It Workshop:  Preparation for the Professoriate Seminar: Learning Styles
Friday, 12/3/10 , 12 noon – 2 PM, Commons  329.  Speaker: Dr. Anne Spence



Ph.D. Completion Workshop at College Park: Effective Job Interviews

Special Guest, Dr. Bob Belle, Director of the SREB-AGEP Doctoral Scholars Program,

Headquarters: Atlanta, GA.

Friday, 12/ 3/10, 3:00 – 5:00 PM. Ulrich Recital Hall 0f Tawes Hall


For more workshops at College Park, visit the Ph.D. Completion Workshop Series page:


Earn $400 during the January 2011 Winter Session!

Build your mentoring and advising skills and become a Winter Advisor for new undergraduate students at UMBC. Deadline: December 10, 2010.  Details on MyUMBC:


SEMINAR: Preparing for Spring 2011 GRADUATION: Rules, Regulations, and Forms

Friday, 12/10/10. 12 noon – 1 PM. Commons 331

Presenters: Office of Progressions for the UMBC Graduate School



Workshop-Dissertation House – On Campus
Winter Session, UMBC Campus only
Tuesday, January 18 – Friday, January 21, 2011, 9 AM- 5 PM

Commons 329 & 327

RSVP: and fill out the application on that site.

For more information about the Dissertation House, visit

PROMISE Fall Harvest Dinner Welcomes Dr. Erica Corral, winner of Hispanic award for STEM, Nov. 19

In PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on November 17, 2010 at 9:24 PM

Join us for the annual PROMISE Fall Harvest Dinner! This is our “Thanksgiving Dinner” for graduate students!

Friday, November 19, 2010

6:30 PM

Adele’s Restaurant

Stamp Student Union, UM College Park’s Campus

You must RSVP via the official registration page:  (This RSVP serves as your “free” ticket.)

Dr. Erica Corral will be our special guest at this year’s Fall Harvest Dinner. Professor Corral was a member of the Rice University AGEP when she was a graduate student. Some of our PROMISE students met Dr. Corral at this year’s SREB conference in Florida. Dr. Corral was a member of the Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists and is a member of the Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers.

Dr. Corral is the winner of the 2010 Most Promising Doctoral Engineer or Scientist award by the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference, or HENAAC.

This will not be a technical talk. She will share her journey and tips for success from grad school to postdoc to professor. However, you can read about Professor Corral’s research and ask her questions when you meet her in person.,

Information here is mirrored under “Events” on

TRANSPORTATION for students from the Baltimore area: UMBC will sponsor a free bus that will leave from the Administration Building around 5:30 PM on Friday, November 19 and return at 9:00 PM.  Both UMBC and UMB students are welcome to take the bus.  If you need a ride, please email with the subject “Bus for Fall Harvest.”

Grad Student Workshops on Writing. Nov. 17 & Nov. 19

In Grad Student Success Seminar, PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on November 1, 2010 at 8:28 PM

UMBC and the University of Maryland College Park (UMCP)  will hold Writing Seminars in November as past of their respective Graduate Student Success Seminar and Ph.D. Completion Project Workshop offerings.

UMBC  Success Seminar

Protean Prose: Identifying and Overcoming the Challenges of Academic Writing (A Graduate Level Writing Seminar)
Wednesday, 11/17/10
4:30 – 6:00 PM
University Center (UC) Ballroom Lounge, 3rd Floor


Daniel Burge, Writing Advisor for the UMBC Graduate Student Association, will host this seminar.


John Rollins will also be present to discuss academic integrity and unintentional plagiarism.



UMCP  Ph.D. Completion Project Workshop

CVs and Cover Letters
Friday, 11/19/10
3:00 – 5:00 PM
Ulrich Recital Hall, Tawes Hall


An essential component of an effective job search for positions in education, government, industry and the private sector as well as for applications for fellowships and grants is a carefully crafted, in-depth curriculum vitae (CV). This workshop provides the following: a discussion of the parts of a CV, how to write it, what to include in it, how to use it and how it differs from a resume. Writing tips for preparing a CV will be given, and sample CVs and cover letters will be disseminated.

Practical Steps for Completing Your Thesis or Dissertation. Saturday, Nov. 13

In Dissertation Completion, Dissertation House, Grad Student Success Seminar, PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on November 1, 2010 at 7:07 PM

Dr. Wendy Carter, Dissertation Coach for UMBC and PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP will present:
Practical Steps for Completing Your Thesis or Dissertation

Saturday, November 13, 2011, 10AM – 2:00 PM, Commons, Room 329, UMBC’s Campus, Breakfast will be served.

Dr. Carter is the coach for The Dissertation House ( and is the founder of TADA, Thesis and Dissertation Accomplished.

This seminar was also listed in UMBC’s Graduate School Digest:

This is a seminar for all graduate students who will be writing a thesis or  dissertation. Breakfast will be served. Please RSVP early so that we can have an accurate count for food.

Dr. Carter also holds office hours on Fridays between noon and 2PM, and by appointment.

UMBC’s students should RSVP here:  Students from other campuses may RSVP as a comment to this post.

For further information about the UMBC Dissertation Support Group and the UMBC Dissertation Fellowship, visit these link:

Dissertation Support Group (From the UMBC Graduate School Digest)