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February 2012: Barrett Whitener returns to discuss oral & poster presentations (2/15); PROMISE Spring Meeting (2/17), Thesis & Dissertation prep (2/23)

In Dissertation Completion, Grad Student Success Seminar, Graduate Student Professional Development, PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on January 31, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Students who participate in PROMISE from UMBC, UM College Park, and UMB have been trained by Barrett Whitener since 2004.  Barrett Whitener specializes in oral and poster presentations. He is a voice-over actor (you’ve heard his books on many books-on-tape) who has narrated more than 200 audio books.  He has done commercials for organizations such as the American Red Cross, the Boeing Company, and others, and he is the winner of  a “Voice of the Century” award.

He spends 20% of his time teaching public speaking to professionals. He has used his expertise in speaking, timing, and confident tone to train for postdocs at the NIH,  companies in the biotech corridor on Maryland, graduate students at national conferences, corporate professionals, and graduate students of PROMISE.  He is also co-author of the book: Speaking About Science: A Manual for Clear Presentations, which can be found on Amazon and in the UMBC bookstore.

Barrett Whitener returns to UMBC on February 15, 2012 to give the Graduate Student Success Seminar.  All graduate students are invited (from all schools). Students who are from UMBC are asked to RSVP via the MyUMBC intranet link for this program. Students from other universities can RSVP as a comment to this post. Last year, he presented to PROMISE on College Park’s campus; this year, he’ll be at UMBC. Please plan to attend. Lunch will be served.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

1:00 – 2:00 PM (Main program)

2:00 – 2:30 PM (Opportunity for consultation and individual questions)

 

 

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-PROMISE Spring Semester Opening Meeting


Friday, 2/17/12 
4:30-6 PM

Public Policy, Room 206

Dinner will be served.

Facilitator: Dr. Renetta Tull

Learn about upcoming activities that support graduate students, hear about themes that contribute to success of diverse graduate students from the book chapter: “Successful PhD Pathways to Advanced STEM Careers for Black Women” in the Diversity in Higher Education book series (featuring alumni from PROMISE at UMBC, UMCP, and UMB),  get a glimpse of the upcoming 10th anniversary of the PROMISE Summer Success Institute, hear updates on funding and jobs from our PROMISE and Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) career partners, and hear an update from the “Why Smart People Suffer from the Imposter Syndrome” webinar.  (You can also read the article on “The Imposter Syndrome and How to Avoid it” in the magazine for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.)

Come and meet other graduate students from diverse backgrounds!

To read more about PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP, visit the PROMISE AGEP website, learn more about the national AGEP, and see publications that discuss PROMISE and the signature programs. PROMISE is one of 22 AGEP alliances in the U.S. and is sponsored by the National Science Foundation. 

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-Practical Steps to Completing Your Thesis or Dissertation

With Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale

Thursday, 2/23/12 
4:30-6:30 PM
AOK library, 7th floor open area

Light refreshments will be served.

Dr. Carter-Veale is the “Head Coach” for the Dissertation House.

More about the PROMISE Dissertation House:  http://www.thedissertationhouse.com

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Summer Success Institute Registration is open! (August 19-20, 2011)

In PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP, Summer Success Institute (SSI) on July 27, 2011 at 5:53 PM

Dear Graduate Students, Postdocs, and PROMISE Alumni,

We are pleased to announce that our 9th Annual PROMISE Summer Success Institute (SSI) will be held, August 19-20, 2011 at the Sheraton Hotel in Columbia, Maryland.  This year’s SSI is generously sponsored by PROMISE at the University of Maryland College Park through funding from the National Science Foundation.  All meals, workshops, and a hotel stay are free for the first 150 registrants.  In addition to workshops on global leadership, the imposter syndrome, and navigating politics, this year’s SSI will have an outdoor “Retreat” component, featuring Craig Imler and the Outward Bound/Terra Trax team who have served us so well at our annual winter PROMISE retreats for graduate students at Coolfont and Rocky Gap.

This year, as part of our new PROMISE Pathways Project, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are invited from all of the institutions in Maryland, and from Universidad Metropolitana, our partner in San Juan, Puerto Rico. All STEM and interested faculty also are invited to attend. Alumni are invited to share tips and participate in the Saturday discussion on “Challenges, Triumphs, and Victories.”

The PROMISE Summer Success Institute (SSI), an annual conference sponsored by PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) was founded in 2003 intending to bring together new/incoming graduate students and those grad students (both Master’s and Ph.D. level) who were continuing in their programs so that they could prepare for and embrace the upcoming academic year of graduate study. This tradition continues! The SSI provides a support system, particularly for graduate students from underrepresented backgrounds (African-American, Latino(a)/Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander heritage) in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields. We also have workshops of interest to Postdoctoral Fellows. The SSI has been called “The Grad School Pep Rally” by students because of the motivational encouragement that is presented by other faculty and staff of color, alumni, and special guests.

Website: https://promisesuccessseminars.wordpress.com/promise-summer-success-institute-ssi/
Register Today: http://www.cvent.com/d/rcqnm8

Featured Plenary Speakers: Dr. Kellina Craig-Henderson (National Science Foundation), Dr. Raymond Rodriguez (UC Davis), Dr. Derrick Cogburn (American University), and Dr. Joan Reede (Harvard University).

Dr. Kellina Craig-Henderson

Dr. Derrick Cogburn

Dr. Raymond Rodriguez

Dr. Joan Reede

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:

http://tinyurl.com/3a2atye.  (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.

http://www.u.arizona.edu/~elcorral/Professor_Corral.html, http://uanews.org/node/33430


Information here is mirrored under “Events” on http://www.facebook.com/PROMISEagep

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 promisestaff@gmail.com with the subject “Bus for Fall Harvest.”