Saturday Success Seminar "Funding Your Graduate Education"
Learn about funding & fellowships. Emphasis on the NSF GRFP
SPECIAL SATURDAY SESSION: Success Seminar on Funding & Fellowships, with special emphasis on the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Application.
"How to Fund Your Graduate Education"
Saturday, September 7, 2013University Center Room 312
Speakers: UMBC Alumni, Dr. Frances D. Carter-Johnson and Dr. Patricia Ordóñez Rozo
Dr. Carter-Johnson is a graduate of UMBC's Department of Public Policy and currently serves as a STEM Policy Analyst at Westat. Dr. Carter has degrees in Public Policy, Applied Physics, Pure Physics, and Mechanical Engineering from UMBC, Georgia Tech, and Spelman College. She has received fellowships from NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), SREB, GAANN, and GEM. She is currently an AAAS Science and
Technology Policy Fellow with NIH's Center for Scientific Review.
Also, her former positions were at MIT as Postdoctoral Associate for Educational
Research (2012-August 25, 2013) and at Westat (2011-2012).
Dr. Ordóñez Rozo is a graduate of UMBC's Department of Computer Science. She is an Assistant Professor at the University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras. Dr. Ordóñez Rozo has degrees in Hispanic and Italian Studies, and Computer Science. She has taught several classes at UMBC and was a Technical Trainer for UMBC's Training Centers, focusing on JAVA Computer Programming Certifications and curriculum development. Dr. Ordóñez Rozo was a NSF Graduate Research Fellow, and has won fellowships from Xerox, Verizon, and UMBC. Dr. Ordóñez is an Assistant Professor, Computer Science, University of Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras, RESEARCH: Bioinformatics
Dr. Carter-Johnson and Dr. Ordóñez Rozo were PROMISE Peer Mentors and have collectively been invited speakers on this topic at the National Science Foundation's HBCU-UP national conference, the American Association for the Advancement in Science's Emerging Researchers Network national Conference, Harvard, UMBC, and MIT. Our speakers' work was presented in 2013 at the 120th Annual Conference of the American Association of Engineering Education, Atlanta: ASEE and with new information for internationals students at Eleventh LACCEI Latin American and Caribbean Conference (LACCEI 2013).To date, at least 10 of their mentees who have taken their workshops have won the prestigious NSF GRFP Fellowship, or other award, for a total of approximately $1 million of fellowship money!
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If you are definitely planning to apply for the NSF GRFP, please come at 9 AM sharp to meet with Dr. Carter-Johnson so that she can lead you through the online document submission process. The "Fastlane" system is used for the NSF GRFP and you will need to set up an account in order to apply. Please come at 9 AM for the "pre-meeting" so that you can get your account and be ready for the other information that will be presented during the morning. If you are going to be present for the "pre-meeting," please add your name to the comment section below with the following format: Name, department, 9AM, Fastlane. Example: Maria Rodriguez, Chemistry, 9AM, Fastlane.