2017-2018 Activities

October 2, 2017– Led by Randy Hamchand

Topic: Effective Communication as it applies to Scientific Research
Agenda & Minutes

October 16, 2017- Led by Virgilio Lopez III

Topic: Using Social Media Professionally
Agenda & Minutes

October 30, 2017-Led by Brandon Williams 

Topic: Stress Management
Agenda & Minutes

November 13, 2017– Led by Kevin Rivera

Topic:  Journey to Graduate School
Agenda & Minutes

November 27, 2017- Led by Cristian Aviles Martin

Topic: Importance of Science Communication
Agenda & Minutes

January 22, 2018- Led by Jessica Maita

Topic: How to Maintain Mind and Body Health in Grad School
Agenda & Minutes

February 5, 2018- Led by Randy Hamchand

Topic: How to Effectively Work in Collaborative Group Settings
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March 5, 2018- Led by Virgilio Lopez

Topic:  Tax Information, Fellowship Opportunities, and STEM Tutoring
Agenda & Minutes

March 19, 2018- Led by Cristian Aviles Martin

Topic: Fellowship Opportunities and High School Visit Update
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April 2, 2018- Led by Brandon Williams

Topic: The Problems with Multitasking 
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April 16, 2018- Led by Kevin Rivera

Topic: What is happening this Summer for BD Fellows
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May 16, 2018- Led by Randy Hamchand

Topic: Practice Thesis Defence and Guest Speaker: Erik Hines
Agenda & Minutes


October 28th- GEM GRAD Lab
Recruited undergraduate students for the UConn School of Engineering graduate school and BD Fellowship.
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October 29th- UConn Open House
Led a panel for high school students: advice for students interested in STEM fields

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January 12-23rd – CT-JSHS
Helped with judging high school poster competition

January-May- McNair Scholars Mentors
Fellows were mentors to undergraduate students interested in pursuing graduate school.

January – Freshman First Year Experience Panel
Fellows attended a freshman first-year experience class to convince students to pursue graduate school in engineering

February 17-NELSAMP Symposium 2017
Students and affiliated staff from the six universities (Northeastern, UMass Amherst, URI, Tufts, UConn, and WPI) of the New England LSAMP Alliance joined on February 17th for a day filled with learning, research opportunities, inspirational speakers, and new friendships.
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March 2nd- MSE Open House
Fellows helped with recruiting students to pursue graduate school at UConn, gave tours of campus, and presented research

March 3rd- College of Engineering Open House
Fellows talked with students who were interested in attending UConn for graduate school

March 9th- Chemistry Open House
Fellows helped with recruiting students to pursue graduate school at UConn, gave tours of campus, and presented research

March 21-March 24th- NSBE Conference
Participated in the conference and encouraged students to attend graduate school at UConn as well as pursue BD Program


Events are updated regularly on our Events Calendar page!

October 2019