TAMU LSAMP is hosting GEM GRAD Lab from September 25 to September 26

In conjunction with the National GEM Consortium (GEM), Texas A&M University (TAMU) and the Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) will be hosting the GEM Getting Ready for Advanced Degrees (GRAD) Lab on Friday, September 25 – Saturday, September 26, 2015, in College Station, TX. The event will be held at the Memorial Student Center Robert Gates Ballroom (Room 2400) on the Texas A&M University campus. Prairie View A&M University and Rice University are co-hosts for the TAMU GEM GRAD Lab.

The GRAD Lab motivates underrepresented minority (URM) science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) undergraduates to attend graduate school in a highly interactive two-day event (Friday afternoon/evening and all day Saturday).

GRAD Lab, Getting Ready for Advanced Degree Lab, is a comprehensive, hands-on symposium designed to excite and encourage promising undergraduate and community college engineering and science students to consider master and Ph.D. technical research programs. The symposium will encourage their consideration of graduate school by delivering vital information on the importance of research and innovation, life-long career benefits and real world role-model examples of success. The two-day event will help each student envision his or her future as a technology leader, successfully apply for a GEM fellowship, and gain entry to a graduate program. Industry and academic professionals will share their career, graduate school and GEM experiences with these potential graduate students.

The TAMU GEM GRAD Lab will be held from 2:30PM – 7:30PM on Friday, September 25th, and 8:00AM – 3:30PM on Saturday, September 26th. Friday’s planned events consist of registration, campus departmental tours, an informational session, and a dinner. Saturday’s topics cover the motivation to attend, how to fund, and how to apply to graduate school.


This event is FREE for participants! Dinner on Friday and breakfast, lunch, and snacks on Saturday are all included!


Students and faculty must register for the event. The link to register is here: https://egem.gemfellowship.org/events/ViewEvent.aspx?contextID=10155. Although registration is available through the first day of the event, pre-registration will assist us with planning for the event. We ask you to register by Friday, September 4th .


For more details see the attached flyer – Texas A&M GEM Grad Lab Flyer.


If you are planning to bring a group of students, travel assistance may be available.


If you have any questions about the TAMU GEM GRAD Lab, please contact Dr. Samuel Merriweather (s_merriweather@tamu.edu) or (979) 862-1070.