GEM GRAD Lab
Welcome to Princeton University! Princeton University is proud to host the GEM GRAD Lab! The vent is sponsored by Columbia University, New York University, and Rutgers University
Join the premiere organization supporting qualified students from underrepresented communities pursuing graduate degrees in applied science and engineering funded by leading corporations, government laboratories, top universities, and top research institutions. Getting Ready for Advanced Degrees (GRAD) Lab offers underrepresented students exposure to the benefits of research and technology careers in a highly interactive one-day event.
9:15 AM – 9:30 AM EST
Students will utilize this time-frame to fill out survey response sheet that was shared prior to the start of the event.
Princeton University Welcome
9:30 AM – 9:05 AM EST
Dr. Andrea Goldsmith
Dean of Engineering and Applied Science and the Arthur LeGrand Doty Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Princeton University.
Why Graduate School?
9:35 AM – 10:35 AM EST
If you thought PhDs were simply for those wanting to become professors or that you couldn’t afford graduate school, think again. This session is designed to break some of the common myths about pursuing an advanced degree and set you on course to achieving your fullest potential.
Dr. Howard G. Adams
Keynote Speaker on the Importance of continuing Graduate Education
How to Competitively Apply to Graduate School
10:35 AM – 11:35 AM EST
Learn the tips and tricks associated with preparing for a graduate degree from the experts. Learn how to make your application stand out above others as well as how to position yourself to be seriously considered by many of the prestigious academic institutions in the country.
Dr. Julie Yun
Associate Dean, Diversity and Inclusion at Princeton University
Dr. David Ramirez
Visiting Professor of Computer Science of Reed College at Princeton University
Dr. Evelyn Erenrich
Associate Dean for Recruitment and Retention at Rutgers University
Graduate Resource Fair
11:35 AM – 12:35 PM EST
GRADUATE RESOURCE FAIR– PLEASE USE THIS LINK TO LOGON TO THE GATHERLY PLATFORM
How to Fund Graduate School
12:35 PM – 1:35 PM EST
Hear about all the different fellowship programs, including GEM that you can apply for and ensure that you can pursue your graduate degree for FREE!
Dr. Marcus Huggans
Executive Director, Client Relations, The National GEM Consortium (GEM Alum)
Voices from the Field Graduate Student Panel
1:35 PM – 2:35 PM PST
As the saying goes, “you can’t be what you can’t see.” Hear stories from GEM alums who have successfully attained advanced degrees and gone on to very successful careers.
Dr. Kimberly Cook-Chennault
Associate Professor Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at Rutgers University (GEM Alum)
2:35 PM – 2:50 PM PST
Only students who stay throughout the completion of the GRAD Lab will be entered into the raffle. We invite you to fully participate in the event so you can be entered into raffle.