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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.”