GEM GRAD Lab Hosted by Cornell Engineering

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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; co-hosted by Binghamton University, Syracuse University, University at Albany - SUNY, Rochester Institute of Technology and University of Rochester; and sponsored by the Upstate Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Cornell University.  Saturday, October 19th the event will be from 8:30 AM - 5:15 PM in the Physical Sciences Building. Attendees are expected to arrive on time and stay for the entire time.   

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.

Campus Map:

Parking: Complimentary Parking 
              Hoy Rd. Parking Garage 
              167 Hoy Rd
               Ithaca, NT 14853
*Parking permits for this location are not required on weekends but please be aware of signage and restricted spaces*

The GEM GRAD Lab will take place in the Physical Sciences Building on the Cornell University's main campus
Saturday, October 19, 2019    

08:30 - 09:30AM        Registration
Poster Setup

09:30 - 10:15AM        Welcome & Breakfast Plenary 
                                   - Welcome & Introduction
                                    * Mark E. Lewis, Sr., Associate Dean, Cornell Engineering
                                   - Keynote: "Why Graduate School in a STEM Field?"
10:25 - 11:15AM        Concurrent Session I
                                   - How to Prepare & Apply to Graduate School
                                   - Transfer Admissions Overview for Community College Scholars

ULSAMP & STEM Administrators Roundtable I

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

12:25 - 01:50PM
         Lunch & Keynote Speaker 
- Introduction 

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
                                     * Dr. Michael Smith, Deputy Director of Internal Operations, GEM 
                                    - The Value of Undergraduate Research and Summer Programs
                                     * Funmi Adebayo, Ph.D.

03:00 - 03:50PM
         Concurrent Sessions III
                                    - Mastering the Personal Statement
                                     * Malika Grayson, Ph.D. 
                                    - Maximizing Mentorships 

                                     * Shantel Martinez, Ph.D.

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

04:55 - 05:15PM         Closing 
 - Raffle, Announcements & Poster Competition Awards


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