PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP

SSI 2010, August 20-21, 2010, UMBC Campus

Live Twitter Feed (Archive) #PROMISE2010

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SSI 2010 FULL AGENDA AT A GLANCE

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2010 SSI Location: Public Policy Building, UMBC’s Campus

The PROMISE Summer Success Institute  SSI 2010

Friday August 20, 2010 (UMBC Campus, The Commons), 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Lunch Buffet Optional (Less than $10) at the UMBC’s True Grit’s Dining Facility (12:00)

Saturday, August 21, 2010 (UMBC’s Campus, Public Policy Building), 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM. Breakfast refreshments, lunch, and light afternoon refreshments will be served.

2010 SSI Features:

FRIDAY WORKSHOP, 10:30 AM : Secrets of the Faculty Interview
Dr. Philip Rous

Guest Speaker, Dr. Philip Rous, Dean of the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, UMBC, Dr. Rous’ background:  Postdoctoral positions – Cambridge University and University of California at Berkeley, Ph.D. –  Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London (UK) 1986, D.I.C. (Diploma of Imperial College) –  Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London (UK). Solid State Theoretical Physics, 1986, B.Sc. (Hons) –  University of Bristol (UK), Physics (First Class Honours), 1983.

This event is also listed here: http://myumbc3.my.umbc.edu/events/3936

UMBC Provost Elliot Hirshman

UMBC’s Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Elliot Hirshman, serves at the PI for the PROMISE AGEP. Dr. Hirshman will give the welcome and introduction for this seminar.

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SATURDAY MORNING PANEL: AUGUST 21, 2010, 9:00 AM
Dr. Derrick Cogburn, American University, Public Policy and Information Technology
Dr. Sandra Alcala-Barraza, STEM Fellow for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

Panel Discussion:

Our past, our present, and our future: Understanding national and global implications of our roles as people with advanced degrees


Leshell Hatley, a United States Anita Borg Scholar, is pictured with Chad Hurley, one of the founders of YouTube during the Google Scholars Retreat at “Googleplex,” the Google Headquarters in Mountainview, California.
Jorge Madrid has worked as a legislative fellow in the Office of Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), where he worked closely with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Task Force on Climate Change and the Green Economy.

Guest Panelists for the 9:00 AM morning session:

    • Dr. Sonia Arteaga (Program Director, Clinical Applications and Prevention Branch , Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH)


Guest Tweeter: LeShell Hatley. This session will be tweeted live on Twitter, http://www.twitter.com/PROMISE_AGEP (@PROMISE_AGEP) Use hashtag: #PROMISE2010


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SATURDAY MORNING PLENARY, AUG. 21, 2010, 10:00 AM

Diane DiResta presents “How to give a knockout Presentation”

Diane DiResta’s Book on “Knockout Presentations”
Diane DiResta

Diane DiResta, (featured on CNN) has trained NBA players, business leaders, and corporate executives.  Now she comes to the SSI to give our students professional training in public speaking and confident presentation styles.  Follow Diane (@SpeakingPro) on Twitter! See a short sample of Diane in action on YouTube.  She’ll spend the day with us on Saturday!

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SATURDAY AFTERNOON SESSION FOR NEW/INCOMING M.S. STUDENTS, 1:30 PM

How to be successful in your first year of graduate school

Sundiata Jangha

Guest Speaker: Sundiata Jangha, Director UMBC Math/Science Upward Bound, Mentoring Workshop leader for the MIT Summer Research Program, the Midwest Crossroads AGEP (Northwestern University, Indiana University and Purdue University).  A former Fellow for Georgia Tech’s NSF-funded STEP Program, teaching chemistry and accelerated physics,  GEM Fellow, and former leader for the FOCUS program, “Sunji” Jangha is a motivational speaker who helps incoming graduate students to understand how graduate school is different from undergrad.  Featured in “U.S. Black Engineer”, Jangha specializes in making sure that students understand the role and expectations of graduate school professors.

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SSI 2010 also includes:

  • Recognition of Ph.D. Candidates from UMBC, UMB, and UM College Park.  Hosts: Dr. Tamara Wilds Lawson and Dr. Kristin Hodge.
  • Breakout sessions for UMBC, UMB, and UM College Park with Deans and PROMISE Coordinators
  • “Confident public speaking – preparation for conferences, oral qualifiers, and the dissertation defense” (Guest Coach: Diane DiResta)
  • “Working Your Net”  – An Interactive Reception
Dr. Kaye Wise Whitehead
Dr. Jesus Caban
Dr. Stacey Simmons Williams
Dr. Javier Armendariz
Dr. Asha-Lateef Williams
Dr. Chris Whitt
Dr. Idalis Villanueva
Dr. Johonna McCants


PROMISE SSI Mentors

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Friends of PROMISE and PROMISE Ph.D. Alumni serve as

MENTORS-IN-RESIDENCE for the 2010 Summer Success Institute

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Click the following links for Agenda and Registration:

SSI 2010 FULL AGENDA AT A GLANCE

Register for the SSI

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Follow the latest updates on the PROMISE Facebook page and follow PROMISE on Twitter.

Events on Friday, Aug. 20 will be held in the Commons.  All Saturday (Aug. 21) sessions for the 2010 SSI will be held in the Public Policy Building on UMBC’s campus. All rooms are wheelchair accessible.

Vodpod videos no longer available.


Parking and Directions to UMBC

The driving directions are courtesy of The Shriver Center which is housed in the Public Policy Building.
PARKING AT UMBC CHANGES AS OF FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 2010.
All SSI participants must park in Lot #3 (Hilltop Circle and
Park Road) and display the Parking Event Permit on their dashboards.
*Parking Event Permit Link:* http://tinyurl.com/PROMISE-ParkingPermit

NEW CAMPUS MAP:  http://www.umbc.edu/blogs/parkingforum/new_parking_2010.pdf

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