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IMPACT Workshop Series

2018 TECH RESEARCH &
GRADUATE PROGRAM WORKSHOPS

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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.