Robin Brewer, ph. d.

Graduate School Conference Coordinator

Welcome to #NSBE45: Graduate School Conference

Greetings, Current and Aspiring NSBE Graduate Students!

I am excited to invite you to join us for the Graduate School Conference (GSC) at NSBE’s 45th Annual Convention in Detroit! NSBE works hard to ensure that each year is better than the last, which means we are gearing up for the greatest Graduate School Conference yet!
This year’s theme is “#NSBE45: Explore. Engineer. Elevate.” This represents our goal to craft an experience for each attendee that is energizing, encouraging and enriching. When you leave the conference, we hope you will say we have pushed you to (1) explore new perspectives, (2) develop advanced engineering skills and (3) further elevate your education and your future.
The Graduate School Conference is a unique experience for potential graduate students, full-time graduate students and part-time graduate students. Some of our tentative conference programming for this year follows:

Self-Care Series – *new* for 2019; a commitment to recognize the importance of self-care and mental health for graduate students

Technical Research Exhibition (TRE) – an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to present research

– hosted by the National GEM Consortium; an opportunity to learn the basics of graduate school, including how to seek and apply for funding

Dissertation and Thesis House – a chance to make progress on your thesis (master’s and doctoral) with the help of a certified dissertation coach

“Finding a Mentor” Lunch – an opportunity to begin to develop mentorship relationships with people on your academic or industry career path

Please be sure to 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 (e.g., participating in TRE) or for limited-enrollment social events (e.g., brunches, paint therapy). If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at

Robin N. Brewer, Ph.D.

2019 NSBE Graduate School Conference Chair
NSBE’s 45th Annual Convention
#NSBE45: Explore. Engineer. Elevate.
March 27–31, 2019 | Detroit, MI

Ready to Register for #NSBE45? Early Bird Registration Closes December 14!

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