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Travel Awards for Grad Students, Postdocs, and Early Career Faculty. 5/14/12

In Graduate Student Professional Development on April 25, 2012 at 1:24 AM

-Seminar on Travel Awards for Grad Students, Postdocs, and Early Career Faculty

Keystone Symposia

Speaker: Dr. Laina King

Monday, 5/14/12 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 PM

Meyerhoff Chemistry Building, Conference Room 120

Sponsor: Meyerhoff Graduate Fellows Program

RSVP: http://my.umbc.edu/events/11664

Listing on main PROMISE website: http://promiseagep.wordpress.com/2012/04/24/dr-laina-king-discusses-travel-awards-for-mountain-research-retreats-may-14-2012/

Learn about funding for winter and mountain research retreats.

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What is it like to work at a university in another country? Seminar 3/7/12 at UMBC, 1PM

In Grad Student Success Seminar, Graduate Student Professional Development, PROF-it, Professors Beyond Borders, PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on February 27, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Dear Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars,

We recently posted a series of jobs in Australia and we encourage you to think globally as you consider postdoctoral positions, faculty positions, or other careers. Here is that post: http://promiseagep.wordpress.com/2012/02/09/postdoc-and-faculty-jobs-down-under-consider-australia/.
Perhaps you’d like to hear some accounts from others in our community before you consider submitting an application overseas, or before you give your advisor the go-ahead to recommend you for a job with one of their colleagues in another country.
Please take this opportunity to hear from a few of the professors at UMBC who will take time to share their accounts of living in other countries and working at universities outside of the U.S.
 
Speakers:
– Dr. Ivan Erill (Spain)
– Dr. Gloria Chuku (Nigeria)
– Dr. Claudia Galindo (Colombia)
– Dr. Marie-Christine Daniel (France)
Moderator: Michelle Massey – Office of International Education Services
Light refreshments will be served. 

A Professors Beyond Borders Seminar 

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

1:00 – 2:00 PM

UMBC Campus, Commons 329

 

RSVP on MyUMBC: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/11003

 

 

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Coming Soon:  

Career Paths for Graduate Students

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

4:30 – 6:00 PM

UMBC Campus

Library 7th Floor

Dinner will be served.

Round table discussions with employers from DC, Maryland, and Virginia

Co-Sponsored by UMBC’s Career Development Center

Institutes With Postdoctoral Positions in the Biomedical Sciences Seek Our Students

In Graduate Student Professional Development, Postdoctoral Fellows, PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on October 24, 2011 at 6:22 PM

Over the next few weeks, UMBC will host two organizations that are looking to fill postdoctoral positions in the Biomedical Sciences.  Gladstone Institutes, affiliated with the University of California San Francisco will be on campus on Friday, October 28, 2011, NIDCR will be at UMBC on Monday, November 21, 2011 [NEW, updated 11/15/11], and the National Institute of Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, will be on campus on Monday, November 28, 2011.

Please RSVP for these events:

October 28, 2011 — Meet Dr. Sandy Williams,  the President of Gladstone Instituteshttp://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/9171

(Dr. Williams is Dr. Hrabowski’s special guest for the day. Please make time in your schedule to learn about this opportunity.)

Dr. R. Sanders “Sandy” Williams

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[Updated: 11/15/11]

November 21, 2011 — Meet Dr. Martha Somerman, NIH/NIDCR, RSVP:  http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/9394

Graduate Students, You are invited to meet Dr. Martha Somerman, Director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) at the NIH. Dr. Somerman is interested in talking with UMBC’s students about research opportunities with NIDCR.

Come out for 40 minutes to talk with Dr. Somerman about opportunities:

Monday, Nov. 21, 2011
12:15 PM – 12:50 PM
Public Policy Building, Room 206

Fellowships and programs for graduate students:
http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/CareersAndTraining/Fellowships/GraduateStudents/

More about postdocs:
http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/CareersAndTraining/FellowshipsInternshipsSorted/TrainingatNIDCR/SuccessStories.htm

“As director of NIDCR, Somerman will oversee a budget of $410 million and lead a staff of more than 400 researchers and administrators on the NIH campus as well as hundreds of grantees at universities, medical schools, dental schools, and other research institutions. NIDCR-supported scientists conduct research on the full spectrum of topics related to oral, dental, and craniofacial health and disease.” (Ref: http://www.nih.gov/news/health/may2011/nidcr-06.htm)

Dr. Martha Somerman

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November 28, 2011 — Meet Dr. Jaron Lockett, NIAhttp://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/9161

(Dr. Lockett was one of the special guests at the PROMISE Summer Success Institute and he would like to meet with more students to discuss opportunities at the NIA.)

Dr. Jaron Lockett

Grad Students & Postdocs: Teaching Portfolio Seminar 10/14, $2000 Teaching Opportunity!

In Grad Student Success Seminar, Graduate Student Professional Development, Postdoctoral Fellows, PROF-it, PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on October 11, 2011 at 3:30 PM

We are increasing our professional development offerings so that we can assist with preparing you for careers both within and outside of academe. As part of our “PROF-it: Professors-in-Training” program, we have partnered with UMBC’s Faculty Development Center to provide you with training for faculty positions. We also have a partnership with the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) which will award $2000 Teaching Fellowships to five postdoctoral fellows and graduate students for Spring 2012.  Awardees will teach a course on one of CCBC’s campuses, have a faculty mentor from CCBC to guide them through the semester, participate in two UMBC/CCBC Teaching Fellows cohort dinners with faculty and administrators on CCBC’s campus, and receive $2000 (salaried) as a financial award.

Any postdoctoral fellow or graduate student interested in a full-time faculty career or a part-time adjunct position should have receive training. The next workshop (“Developing a Teaching Portfolio”) will be led by Dr. Linda Hodges on Friday, Oct. 14, 2011 at 12 noon in the UC Ballroom Lounge – RSVP:  http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/8942.

All postdocs and students who are interested in teaching at CCBC, must plan to attend the seminars that are sponsored by PROF-it: https://promisesuccessseminars.wordpress.com/professors-in-training-prof-it/ as participation in these seminars are part of the application process.

All graduate students and postdocs are invited to attend and participate in the seminars regardless of plans to apply for the Teaching Fellows program at CCBC. All seminars, including Friday’s workshop, are open to all interested parties.  Students and postdocs from UM College Park, UMB (Founding Campus, downtown Baltimore), and neighboring campuses are invited to attend the seminar. If you aren’t from UMBC, you may RSVP as a reply/response to this post.

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