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IMPACT Workshop Series

2018 TECH RESEARCH &
GRADUATE PROGRAM WORKSHOPS

2018 Fall Flyer Impact Workshops

2019 Spring Flyer Impact Workshops

 

AUG 31 BECOMING ACTIVE IN CWIT: HOW-TO & TIPS
  Learn about what it means to be an active member in the CWIT Community!
SEPT 14 EXPLORING GRADUATE STUDIES IN COMPUTING AT UMBC
  This session will provide an overview of the process for preparing for graduate school in computing fields, tips for successfully applying to programs at UMBC’s graduate school, and insight into the experiences of current graduate students in CSEE and IS departments at UMBC.
SEPT 28 GRADUATE STUDIES IN SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
  This seminar will give an overview of current research topics in software engineering, the structure of most graduate programs in software engineering, and some career paths that graduate study can lead to.
OCT 12 FULBRIGHT STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
  Students in STEM majors will have, by default, international and intercultural careers. Come learn more about one opportunity to make you even better prepared for your upcoming international career through the U.S. Student Fulbright Program. The Fulbright program gives recent undergraduates the chance to complete a research project, earn a Master’s degree, or teach English for an academic year after they graduate. This nationally competitive scholarship program can be your key to career success!
OCT 26 CSJ: WOMEN IN ENGINEERING AND IGNITING CHANGE
  Why Stay? What’s even the point? You at one point may doubt continuing in your STEM degree. So, here’s the dirty little secret, you’re normal. Congratulations! That’s right. So, now what? In this session, Professor Gurganus will spend time engaging you on the reason you’re pursuing your degree in STEM and the power of belief. Trusting in yourself and the bigger purpose will let you conquer any obstacle and move any mountain.
NOV 9 MENTORING AND THE NEGOTIATION OF STEM, RACIAL/ETHNIC, AND GRADUATE STUDENT IDENTITIES FOR URMS IN STEM
  Given the critical need to produce more graduate degree holders in STEM and the paltry numbers of URM students reaching completion, it is becoming increasingly important to understand factors that both cultivate and challenge URM degree completion. This seminar will explore the role of mentoring in helping URM graduate students in the STEM disciplines to negotiate multiple identities.
NOV 30 METABOLIC ENGINEERING AND SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY: ENABLING TECHNOLOGY FOR ADVANCED BIOMANUFACTURING
  This workshop will introduce students the concepts of metabolic engineering and synthetic biology for various applications. Detailed examples will include the history and major breakthrough of industrial biotechnology, engineering yeast to produce antimalarial drugs and reprogram bacteria to sense small molecules for diagnosis applications. A major part is how to rewrite the genetic software and assemble functional biosynthetic gene clusters in bacteria and yeast.

 

FEB 1 Professionalism & Research Pursuit’s Essentials
  The topics of discussion will include how to make most out of current studies and research opportunities along with tips on networking while seeking jobs or research with professors, attending conferences and how to follow up. If you are curious about why and how to pursue research and life/career goals, be sure to attend this event and please spread the word as it’s open to all.
FEB 15 Artificial Intelligence Workshop
  AI technology has delivered impressive, useful applications in the past decade, but recent successes have also raised concerns about possible negative effects on society. We’ll give an overview of the field, its history and prospects, current AI-related research at UMBC, and how you can get involved.
MAR 1 Graduate Programs in IS and Research on Data Privacy & Security
  Ever thought about graduate school? According to a Georgetown study on economic values of education, those who earn a graduate degree in business or computer majors earn on average 30% more than those with just a bachelor’s degree with the same major. Find out how to prepare for and apply to graduate programs in Information Systems. You will also learn some interesting research projects on data privacy and security and opportunities for undergraduates to get involved.
MAR 15 Robots, Now and Soon
  In this research workshop, we will discuss modern robotics and AI, both in the world now and in the future currently being built in research labs. After an example-heavy talk, we will lead a group-wide discussion on the role of robotics and AI research in improving society and people’s lives.
MAR 29 Why undergraduate research matters even if you are going in to industry
  This workshop will talk about how research can help find a position as well ways to find a research opportunity and be successful.
APR 12 Game Programming Workshop
  From PC to game consoles to mobile, from casual games to hardcore to games for education or marketing, all rely critically on programmers to make them go. Find out about the facets of the games industry, and what kinds of skills they require.
APR 26 Privacy, Security, in Social Media and Smart Systems
  This workshop will explore Privacy and Security issues in social media and “smart systems”. We will explore it from a variety of perspectives, drawing on everything from McLuhan’s theories to Supreme court judgements, to computer science techniques.

 

MAY 10 Importance of Women in Research: Flexible Energy Harvesting and Storage Devices
  Our research work is focused on making flexible, long lasting, cost-effective power supply. During this workshop you will learn the value of women producing long lasting power supplies for various small scale wearable device, implantable device and monitoring devices; such as wireless sensor networks (WSNs) in residential, industrial and medical applications.