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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. STEM, Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

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<ul><li><p>Program Book</p><p>Visit www.gemfellowship.org Email info@gemfellowship.org</p><p> The future belongs to those who prepare for it.</p><p>Getting Ready for Advanced Degrees </p><p>Laboratory</p><p>GEM GRAD Lab The GRAD Lab is a fun and engaging </p><p>symposium where participants, science </p><p>and engineering undergraduates, will </p><p>receive full information on the importance </p><p>of graduate school and what is needed to </p><p>successfully gain admittance with financial </p><p>support.</p><p>GEM University Host:</p><p>Co-Hosts:</p><p>Sponsored by:</p></li><li><p>2 GRAD Lab</p><p>6</p><p>17</p><p>7</p><p>8</p><p>9</p><p>5 GEM GRAD Lab Welcome</p><p>About GEM Our Mission The GEM Fellowship Application Deadline Applicants for MS Fellowship Applicants for Ph.D. FellowshipGEM GRAD Lab Overview</p><p>How to Apply for the GEM Fellowship </p><p>GEM GRAD Lab Agenda</p><p>GEM GRAD Lab Workshops</p><p>GEM GRAD Lab Presenters </p><p>GEM GRAD Labs are sponsored by </p><p>the Intel Foundation </p></li><li><p>3 The University of Louisville September 19 - 20, 2014</p><p>Intel encourages GEM GRAD Lab participants to </p><p>Stay With It and pursue a </p><p>STEM graduate degree! </p></li><li><p>4 GRAD Lab</p><p>Graduate Education in STEM </p><p>and Health Science Fields at </p><p>The University of Louisville </p><p>Speed School of Engineering School of Medicine College of Arts and Sciences Interdisciplinary Studies </p><p>Doctor of Philosophy Doctor of Philosophy Doctor of Philosophy Doctor of Philosophy </p><p> Chemical Engineering Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology Biology Bioinformatics </p><p> Civil Engineering Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Chemistry Translational Neuroscience </p><p> Computer Science and Engineering Pharmacology and Toxicology Applied and Industrial </p><p> Mathematics Electrical Engineering Physiology and Biophysics </p><p> Industrial Engineering </p><p> Mechanical Engineering </p><p>Masters Masters Masters </p><p> Chemical Engineering Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology Biology </p><p> Civil Engineering Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Chemistry </p><p> Computer Science Microbiology and Immunology Mathematics </p><p> Electrical Engineering Pharmacology and Toxicology </p><p> Industrial Engineering Physiology and Biophysics </p><p> Mechanical Engineering </p></li><li><p>5 The University of Louisville September 19 - 20, 2014</p><p>GEM GRAD Lab Welcome</p><p>Dear GRAD Lab Participants:</p><p>Welcome to the University of Louisville. We are delighted that you have joined us for our first Getting Ready for Advanced Degrees (GRAD) Lab! The University of Louisville--with our co-hosts, the University of Kentucky, the University of Cincinnati, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and</p><p>our corporate sponsor, Lexmark--is partnering with the GEM Consortium to recruit students from underrepresented populations to apply for graduate degrees in STEM fields.</p><p>Because of their increased complexity, current societal, global, technical and scientific problems call upon us to train a diverse population of researchers, engineers, and scientists to help move us forward as a nation. Additionally, the skills you will learn in graduate school not only will help you to personally succeed in this complex world, but they will also help you solve significant problems that will improve the lives of others.</p><p>Earning the Masters and Doctoral degree is especially important for those aspiring to positions of influence in academia, industry, and government. Our mission is to ensure that those ethnic groups historically underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) -- American Indians, African Americans, and Hispanic Americans have every opportunity to achieve the highest educational goals and realize both personal and professional success.</p><p>To that end, we are privileged to offer undergraduate students in science and engineering the GRAD Lab. This two-day experience is a comprehensive, hands-on symposium designed to excite and encourage promising undergraduate engineering and science students to apply to Masters and Ph.D. graduate programs in a STEM discipline.</p><p>We encourage you to take advantage of all the opportunities provided by the University of Louisville, our co-hosting universities and The GEM Consortium. Enjoy the various presentations and best wishes!</p><p>Sincerely,</p><p>Beth Boehm, Ph.D.Vice Provost for Graduate AffairsDean, School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies</p></li><li><p>6 GRAD Lab</p><p>An advanced degree in engineering or science can open doors to even more challenging and responsible careersespecially in the dynamic and sophisticated areas of high technology research. Every year a significant number of underrepresented minorities enter undergraduate engineering and science curricula; however, underrepresented minorities represent less than five percent of the recipients of advanced degrees in engineering or science.</p><p>It is GEMs belief that if highly qualified minority students were exposed to the benefits of a career in research and technology innovation, via presentations from individuals from their communities who have received a graduate engineering or science degree and are currently successful in their careers, and were given resources on how to apply to graduate school, more students would apply and successfully matriculate in graduate engineering and science programs.</p><p>To address this issue, GEM has created a GRAD Lab, Getting Ready for Advanced Degree Lab, a comprehensive, hands-on symposium designed to excite and encourage promising under-graduate and community college engineering and science students to consider master and Ph.D. technical research programs. </p><p>The symposium will encourage their consideration of graduate engineering school by delivering vital information on the importance of research and innovation, life-long career benefits and real-world role-mode examples of success. The day-long event 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. Industry and academic professionals will share their career, graduate school, and GEM experiences with these potential graduate students.</p><p>GEM GRAD Lab Overview</p><p>About GEMOUR MISSION</p><p>APPLICANTS FOR MS FELLOWSHIP </p><p>THE GEM FELLOWSHIP</p><p>APPLICATION DEADLINE</p><p>APPLICANTS FOR PH.D. FELLOWSHIP</p><p>Our model is strategic and proven. We provide graduate fellowships to highly qualified individuals from communities where such talent is largely untapped. Working in partnership with leading corporations, U.S. government laboratories and many of the nations top universities and research institutes, we provide GEM Fellows with the much-needed financial support that is often the deciding factor in pursuing graduate education, as well as practical experience through high-level, paid summer internships. GEM does more than provide financial support; however, we work to ensure student success in these competitive academic and professional environments with effective programs that increase the recruitment, retention, and graduation of GEM Fellows. Close to 4,000 GEM Fellows have gone on to successful careers.</p><p>GEM offers three Fellowship Programs to GEM Member Universities. The total value of each Fellowship is between $20,000 and $100,000, depending on the candidates academic status at the time of application, paid summer employment, and graduate school costs.</p><p>consideration. All application materials are due by November 15. A candidate must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident at the time of application.</p><p>Applications for GEM Fellowships are available online at www.gemfellowship.org. Submit your application, resume and unofficial transcript by October 1 for early </p><p> &gt; Must be a senior, Masters Degree student of an accredited engineering or applied science program at the time of application. </p><p> &gt; Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0</p><p> &gt; Full Fellows must contractually agree to intern with a sponsoring GEM Employer the summer after selection.</p><p> &gt; Must be a senior, Masters Degree student of an accredited engineering or applied science program at the time of application. </p><p> &gt; Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0</p><p> &gt; Full Fellows must contractually agree to intern with a sponsoring GEM Employer the summer after selection.</p></li><li><p>7 The University of Louisville September 19 - 20, 2014</p><p>GEM GRAD Lab Agenda</p><p>SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2014 Location: Shumaker Research Building</p><p>9:00 am Registration/ Pre-Survey/Continental Breakfast</p><p>10:00 am Welcome and IntroductionBeth Boehm, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies, University of LouisvilleMarcus Huggans, Ph.D., Senior Director of External Relations, The National GEM Consortium (GEM Alum)Mordean Taylor-Archer, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Diversity and International Affairs, University of Louisville</p><p>10:15 am Session 1: Why Graduate School?Nat Irving, II, Woodrow M. Strickler Executive in Residence Professor of Management Practice, College of Business, University of Louisville</p><p>11:15 am Break</p><p>11:30 am Session 2: How to Apply to Graduate SchoolPatricia Bond, Senior Assistant Dean, University of KentuckyLatonia Craig, Associate Director of Admissions, School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies, University of LouisvilleLibby Leggett, Executive Director of Admissions, School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies, University of Louisville </p><p>12:30 pm Lunch Break - Graduate Resource FairUniversity of Kentucky, University of Louisville, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, University of Cincinnati</p><p>1:15 pm Session 3: How to Fund Graduate SchoolMarcus Huggans, Ph.D., Senior Director of External Relations, The National GEM Consortium (GEM Alum)</p><p>2:15 pm Break</p><p>2:30 pm Session 4: Voices from the FieldAustin Connor, MS Student, Civil Engineering, University of Louisville Shawn Cross, GEM MS Fellow, Electrical Engineering, University of KentuckyDominique Jones, Pre-doctoral Student, University of LouisvilleErica Littlejohn, PhD Student, Biomedical Engineering, University of Kentucky</p><p>3:15 pm Post Survey/Closing Remarks (Raffle Kindle Fire HD)</p><p>3:30 pm Program End</p></li><li><p>8 GRAD Lab</p><p>This workshop will prove the fundamental belief of the 21st century and beyond: all STEM professionals should hold an advanced STEM degree. Particularly, the participants will gather information about career and financial implications of NOT obtaining a graduate degree. If you think all you need is a bachelors degree to be competitive in the global society or that you should work first then go back to graduate school, YOU CANT MISS THIS WORKSHOP! Come find out why graduate school is not an option but a necessity.</p><p>Learn the easy and efficient way to get into graduate school. There really is a process. You will find out the steps to compiling a competitive package that will give you a great advantage over the rest. This workshop should not be missed for those that want to get the highest probability to be accepted into the graduate school of their choice. Specifics will be given on how to write a statement of purpose, how to guarantee you receive strong recommendation letters, and specific tips on the application process.</p><p>Show me the Moneyand then give it to me! During this workshop you will find how to identify and apply for funding whether you are in graduate school or just finishing your first semester as an undergraduate. This information will give you the insight on how much money is available, how to find it, how to apply for it, and how to secure it! Come find out why no one should pay for graduate school if they go about it correctly!</p><p>This is where it all comes together! Through the course of the day, you know why you need to go to graduate school. You have a better understanding of the gradu-ate programs and how to get into them. You have multiple opportunities now to make sure that you have adequate funding to finance your graduate education. Now, you have the benefit to hear from those that have done it or are currently doing it. At this workshop you will meet, see, and hear real life stories of how graduate school was/is/and will be. There will be leading faculty members, industry professionals and current graduate students on this panel. You should not miss this last workshop if you want to know the real scoop about graduate school!</p><p>GEM GRAD Lab WorkshopsSession 1: Why Graduate School?</p><p>Session 2: How to Apply to Graduate School</p><p>Session 3: How to Fund Graduate School</p><p>Session 4: Voices From the Field</p></li><li><p>9 The University of Louisville September 19 - 20, 2014</p><p>Beth A. Boehm is a Professor of English, Vice Provost for Graduate Affairs and Interim Dean of the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies at the University of Louisville, where she came after earning her doctorate from The Ohio State University. Her research and teaching cross three different areas of English studies: Modern British literature; narrative studies; and rhetoric, composition and pedagogy. She regularly teaches first-year composition, undergraduate literary surveys and special topic courses, and graduate courses in narrative, rhetoric, contemporary British literature and teaching literature. </p><p> In 2001 and 2003 she won A&amp;S Distinguished Teaching Awards, and in 2003 also she won the University Distinguished Teaching Award; in 2009 she won the University Service Award. Boehm was elected Vice Chair of the Faculty Senate in 2004, and Chair in 2006. She has served on the University of Louisville Athletic Association Board and on the Board of Trustees. </p><p>BETH BOEHM, Ph.DDean of the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate StudiesUniversity of Louisville</p><p>GEM GRAD Lab Presenters</p><p>Dr. Mordean Taylor-Archer, Vice Provost for Diversity, at the University of Louisville provides leadership and working collaboratively with administrators, faculty, staff and students to advance diversity on campus are the primary focal points of Taylor-Archers position as Vice Provost for Diversity. She is strongly committed to social justice, fairness, equity and building a diverse and inclusive campus community where everyone is valued and appreciated. Under her administrative purview are the Cultural Center, Womens Center, International Center, Muhammad Ali Institute and the LGBT Center. At the university she serves on various committees including the Commission on Diversity and Racial Equality, the Commission on the Status of Women, and the University Community Partnership Board. She chairs the Campus Environment Team and the International Affairs Advisory Committee. She reinstituted the Black faculty and Staff Association and laid the groundwork toward establishing the Hispanic/Latino Faculty and Staff Association, employee resource groups that focus on building community among employees and addressing issues of concern.</p><p>Taylor-Archer serves as University of Louisville representative on the Council on Postsecondary Education Committee on Equal Opportunities, and on the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities Commission on Access, Diversity and Excellence. Her community service includes serving on the Executive Committee of the Louisville branch of the NAACP and the Board of Directors of Center for...</p></li></ul>

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