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Oregon State University GEM GRAD Lab

Date
October 30, 2021
Time
8:45 am - 2:00 pm
Location
VIRTUAL

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Oregon State University GEM GRAD Lab

About The Event

Get your STEM Graduate Degree TUITION FREE!

Welcome to Oregon State University! Oregon State University is proud to host the GEM GRAD Lab!

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.

Event Schedule

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Registered Login/Pre-Surveys 8:45AM – 9:00AM PST

Students will utilize this time-frame to fill out survey response sheet that was shared prior to the start of the event.

Oregon State University Welcome 9:00AM – 9:05AM PST

Dr. Edward Feser

Provost and Executive Vice President at Oregon State University

Why Graduate School? 9:05AM – 10:00AM PST

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 10:00AM – 11:00AM PST

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. Glencora Borradaile

Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs in the College of Engineering at Oregon State University

Dr. Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez

Associate Professor and Interim Associate Head for Graduate Programs Electrical & Computer Engineering at Oregon State University

Graduate Resource Fair 11:00AM – 12:00PM PST

GRADUATE RESOURCE FAIR – PLEASE SIGN IN USING GATHERLY PLATFORM 

How to Fund Graduate School 12:00PM – 1:00PM PST

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 1:00PM – 2:00PM 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. Vrushali A. Bokil

Dr. Ana Arteaga

Placeholder

Hector Delgado Diaz

Daniel De Leon

MS Student in Computer Science at Oregon State University

Leni Halaapaipi

Ph.D. Student in Cyber Security at Oregon State University (GEM Fellow at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory )

Kentrell Owens

University of Washington

Closing/Raffles 2:00PM – 2:15PM 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.

Zoom Information

Speakers

Dr. Edward Feser

Provost and Executive Vice President at Oregon State University

Dr. Howard G. Adams

Keynote Speaker on the Importance of continuing Graduate Education

Dr. Glencora Borradaile

Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs in the College of Engineering at Oregon State University

Dr. Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez

Associate Professor and Interim Associate Head for Graduate Programs Electrical & Computer Engineering at Oregon State University

Dr. Marcus Huggans

Executive Director, Client Relations, The National GEM Consortium (GEM Alum)

Dr. Vrushali A. Bokil

Dr. Ana Arteaga

Placeholder

Hector Delgado Diaz

Daniel De Leon

MS Student in Computer Science at Oregon State University

Leni Halaapaipi

Ph.D. Student in Cyber Security at Oregon State University (GEM Fellow at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory )

Kentrell Owens

GRAD Lab Sponsors

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