Boston University to Host Event for Minority Engineering and Science Students Interested in Graduate School

in College of Engineering, News Releases, Science & Technology
September 21st, 2006

Contact: Michael Seele, 617-353-9766 |

(Boston) – Minority college students interested in science and engineering graduate programs will get advice on how to prepare for graduate school and what funding opportunities are available at the 2006 Regional Graduate School Fair and Getting Ready for Advanced Degrees Lab Workshop on Saturday, Sept. 30 at the Boston University College of Engineering.

Representatives from several area colleges and universities will be present at the event, which is sponsored by the Massachusetts Consortium of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Programs; and the National GEM Consortium.

Panel sessions will include: “Why Graduate School?” “How to Prepare for Graduate School,” “Understanding the GEM Fellowship and Other Funding Opportunities,” and “Voices from the Field – Real Life Research and Internship Experiences.”

Michele Lezama, executive director of the National GEM Consortium, will be the keynote speaker.

Some two dozen college and universities from around New England have been invited to participate in a science and engineering graduate school fair, and dinner roundtable at the conclusion of the day-long event.

In Massachusetts, Boston University, Northeastern University, Harvard, MIT, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and the Worcester Polytechnic Institute belong to the GEM Consortium, which encourages minority students to pursue graduate degrees and offers them financial support.

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