GEM GRAD Lab hosted by Pennsylvania State University


Event Description

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GEM GRAD Lab hosted by
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, Pennsylvania

Co-Hosts: University of Pittsburgh and University of Pennsylvania
Sponsor: The Applied Research Laboratory and The College of Engineering

October 11-12, 2019 





Please join us for the GEM GRAD Lab hosted by The Pennsylvania State University with University of Pittsburgh ad University of Pennsylvania on Friday and Saturday, October 11-12, 2019 at The Pennsylvania State University. Friday, October 11th the Welcome Dinner and Graduate Discussion will be held on The Pennsylvania State University campus at the Nittany Lion Inn. Saturday, October 12th the event will be from 9 AM - 3:30 PM in the Huck Life Sciences Building Room 100 and 3rd floor. Attendees are expected to arrive on time and stay for the entire time.

The GRAD Lab is a fun and engaging symposium where participants, science and engineering undergraduates, will 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.

G
RAD Lab encourages young people to consider graduate engineering or science 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 technology leader, successfully apply for a GEM fellowship, and gain entry to a graduate STEM program.


L
odging:

If you are arriving on Friday, October 11, 2019, and checking out on Saturday, October 12, 2019, please consider one of our preferred hotels for overnight stay. (Note: Preferred hotel is in Altoona, PA, approximately 35 minutes from University Park, PA)

       - Wyndham Garden State College - $409/ night plus tax; Ask for: GEM GRAD Lab
         (814)466-2255 available at this rate until 09/19/19

     
       - Wingate by Wyndham Altoona - $89/ night plus tax Ask for: GEM GRAD Lab 
         (814)515-2233 available at this rate until 09/27/19

Parking: Parking is available for $8/day in Eisenhower Parking Deck

Campus Map: PSU Camps Map

  • Friday, the Welcome Dinner and Graduate Discussion will be held on The Pennsylvania State University campus at the Nittany Lion Inn
  • Saturday, GRAD Lab will be held on The Pennsylvania State University campus at the Huck Life Sciences Building - Room 100 and 3rd Floor 

AGENDA
Friday, October 11, 2019
All activities will take place on the 
on The Pennsylvania State University campus at The Nittany Lion Inn 

06:00PM - 8:00PM                Welcome Dinner and Graduate School Discussion

Saturday, October 12, 2019    
All activities will take place on The Pennsylvania State University campus at the Huck Life Sciences Building - Room 100 and 3rd Floor 
GEM GRAD LAB

9:00 AM                Registration, Pre-surveys and Continental Breakfast

10:00 AM              Welcome and Introductions 

                              Dr. Allan Sonsteby, Deputy Director of The Applied Research Laboratory, 
                              The Pennsylvania State University 
                              Dean Schwartz, Harold and Inge Marcus Dean of Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University 

10:15 AM              Session 1:  Why Graduate School
                              Dr. Marquita Qualls, GEM Program Consultant (GEM Alum)

11:15 AM              Break

11:30 AM              Session 2: How to Apply to Graduate School       
                              Dr. Wayne Gersie, Chief Diversity Officer, Director Student Programs and Outreach 
                              The Pennsylvania State University - Applied Research Laboratory

12:30PM               Lunch Break       
                             Graduate Fair - Huck Life Sciences - 3rd Floor

1:15 PM                Session 3: How to Fund Graduate School
                             Dr. Marcus Huggans, Executive Director, Client Relations, The National GEM Consortium (GEM Alum)
                              
2:15PM                 Break

2:30PM                 Session 4:  Voices from the Field
                             
                              Moderator: 
                              GEM Program Consultant 
                              Panelists:


3:15 PM                Closing Remarks/Post Surveys (Raffle – Prize Give Away)

3:30 PM                Program End

 

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