GEM GRAD Lab Hosted by Cornell Engineering

Event Description

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Hosted by Cornell Engineering
Ithaca, New York

Co-hosts: University of Rochester, Syracuse University, Binghamton University

Sponsor: UPSTATE Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

Saturday, October 19, 2019


Please join us for the GEM GRAD Lab hosted by Cornell Engineering Saturday, October 19, 2019 on the Cornell University campus

The GEM GRAD Lab is a fun and engaging symposium where undergraduates receive full information on the importance of graduate school and what is needed to successfully gain admittance with financial support.  Speakers range from current graduate students to University faculty and senior industry executives.

GRAD Lab encourages young people to consider graduate education, and to apply for the GEM fellowship.  Focusing on the global importance of research and innovation, life-long career benefits, and real world role models, the symposium will help each student envision his or her future as a leader, successfully apply for fellowships, and gain entry to a graduate program.

The GEM GRAD Lab will take place on Cornell University's main campus
Saturday, October 19, 2019    

08:30 - 09:30AM        Registration

09:30 - 10:15AM        Welcome & Breakfast Plenary 
                                   - Welcome & Introduction
* Mark E. Lewis, Sr., Associate Dean of Diversity and Faculty Development, Cornell University
                                   - Keynote: "Why Graduate School in a STEM Field?"
 * Howard G. Adams, Ph.D., GEM Program Consultant (GEM Alum)

10:25 - 11:15AM        Concurrent Session I
                                   - How to Prepare & Apply to Graduate School
                                    * Anitra Douglass-McCarthy, Senior Director of Recruitment, Cornell University  
                                    * GEM Program Consultant
                                   - Transfer Admissions Overview for Community College Scholars
  * Cornell ENGR & CALS Admissions, SU, RIT, Clarkson
ULSAMP & STEM Administrators Roundtable I
                                    * Cornell ENGR & CALS Admissions, SU, RIT, Clarkson

11:25 - 12:15AM
         Research Poster Competition & GRAD School Fair

12:25 - 01:50PM
         Lunch & Keynote Speaker 
- Introduction 
* Lance Collins, Ph.D., Dean of Engineering, Cornell University
Keynote: "Building on the Best"
Calvin Mackie, Ph.D.

02:00 - 02:50PM
         Concurrent Sessions II
- How to Fund Graduate School * Understanding the GEM Fellowship
                                     * GEM Programs Consultant 
                                    - The Value of Undergraduate Research and Summer Programs
Funmi Adebayo, Ph.D., 
                                     * Juan Gomez, Ph.D.,
                                    - ULSAMP & STEM Administrators Tour
                                     * Cornell ENGR

03:00 - 03:50PM
         Concurrent Sessions III
                                    - Mastering the Personal Statement
                                     * GEM Programs Consultant 
                                     * Malika Grayson, Ph.D.,
                                    - Maximizing Mentorships
Shantel Martinez, Ph.D., 
                                    - ULSAMP & STEM Administrators Roundtable II
                                     * Cornell ENGR & CALS Admissions, SU, RIT, Clarkson

04:00 - 04:50PM        
Afternoon Plenary 
- Voices From the Field

04:55 - 05:15PM         Closing



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