Office of Diversity Programs
110 Estabrook Hall
Knoxville, TN 37996-2360
Phone: (865) 974-0625
Fax: (865) 974-0669
The College of Engineering, in conjunction with the national GEM Consortium, will host the Getting Ready for Advanced Degrees Laboratory (GRAD Lab) 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at the Carolyn P. Brown University Center on the UT campus.
This fun, free event is designed to inform and motivate students from underrepresented groups in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields to understand the importance of a graduate degree. Undergraduate STEM students—particularly sophomores, juniors, and seniors—and master's students considering a PhD pursuit are encouraged to attend.
Students will learn how to successfully apply to graduate school and find funding opportunities. Topics will include "Why Graduate School"; "How to Prepare for Graduate School"; "Understanding the GEM Fellowship"; and "Voices From the Field: Real Life Research and Internship Experiences."
Speakers will provide their insight and experience on graduate school and beyond, including Dr. Carolyn Hodges, Vice Provost and Dean of the UT Graduate School; Michele Lezama, Executive Director of the National GEM Consortium; Dr. Johney Green, Director of Energy and Transportation Science at Oak Ridge National Laboratories (ORNL); Dr. Ernest Brothers, Assistant Dean of the UT Graduate School; Channa Palmer of ORNL's University Recruiting office; Dr. Marcus Huggins from the GEM Consortium; and other GEM representatives.
A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. The University Center is located at 1502 Cumberland Ave., Knoxville, Tenn.
To register for the GRAD Lab, visit https://www.gemfellowship.org/events/grad-lab.
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