Getting ready for advanced degrees laboratory – register now
What: GEM GRAD Lab sponsored by MC-STEMP, hosted at Northeastern University
When: Saturday, October 26, 2013 (registration at 8:30 AM, program from 9:00AM–4:00PM)
Where: Northeastern University, John D. O’Bryant African-American Institute, Cabral Center, 40 Leon Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02115
Who: All STEM undergraduate students (especially juniors and seniors) and masters students considering pursuing a PhD
Information: See the National GEM Consortium’s website for more information. To register, click here.
The GRAD Lab is a fun, engaging (and free!) symposium where participants will receive full information on the importance of graduate school and what is needed to successfully gain admittance with financial support. The event is designed to inform and motivate students from underrepresented groups in STEM fields to understand the importance of a graduate degree. Continental breakfast and lunch will be included. Speakers will range from current graduate students to University faculty and senior administrators. They are selected from diverse communities and disciplines to present on the following topics:
- “Why Graduate School”
- “How to Prepare for Graduate School”
- “Understanding the GEM Fellowship”, and
- “Voices From the Field: Real Life Research and Internship Experiences”
GRAD Lab encourages young people to consider graduate engineering or science education and applying 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 program.