#NSBE44: Ignite. Imagine. Innovate. • March 21-25, 2018 • David L. Lawrence Convention Center

Graduate School

Adegboyega Akinsiku, 2018 Graduate Student Conference Chairperson

Ade Akinsiku - Graduate School Conference Chairperson
Ade Akinsiku - Graduate School Conference Chairperson

Greetings Current and Aspiring NSBE Graduate Students!

I am so excited to invite you to join us for the Graduate Student Conference(GSC) at NSBE’s 44th Annual Convention in Pittsburgh, PA! NSBE works hard to ensure that each year is better than the last, which means we are gearing up for the greatest Graduate Student Conference yet!

This year’s theme is “#NSBE44: Ignite. Imagine. Innovate.”. This represents our goal to craft an experience for each attendee that is energizing, inspiring, and enriching. Upon completion, we hope you will say that we have (1) ignited your passion and self-confidence through encouragement, (2) pushed you to imagine your future through visualization, and (3) provided you with new technical and interpersonal skills and strategies to help you innovate your future.

The Graduate Student conference committee intends to craft this experience for three [very different!] groups: aspiring graduate students, masters candidates, and doctoral candidates. Please see below for some of our tentative programming for each group.

Aspiring Graduate/Professional Students

  • The National GEM Consortium GRAD Lab
  • GRE/GMAT Testing Preparation and Strategies
  • Graduate application process advice

Masters Candidates/First and Second Year Doctoral Students

  • Research based “Technical Talks”
  • Technical Research Exhibition
  • Advanced degree career path panels and/or roundtables

3rd Year Doctoral Candidates and above

  • Networking opportunities with career academics
  • Academic and Research Leadership Symposium, provided by ARL Network

All Graduate Student Conference attendees will be presented with opportunities for social and professional networking across demographics. Workshops will be focused on personal and professional development, research skill-building, and discovering new opportunities.

Please make sure that you check back periodically for updates on the content of the conference as the agenda evolves. As convention approaches, there will also be opportunities for technical speaking engagements – such as participation in the Technical Talks. If you have any questions, comments concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at cpcgsc@nsbe.org.

With NSBE Luv,

Adegboyega Akinsiku
2018 Graduate School Conference Chairperson

NSBE’s 44th Annual Convention
#NSBE44: Ignite. Imagine. Innovate.
March 21st-25th, 2018 | Pittsburgh, PA

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