Ohio State LSAMP Scholars attend GEM Grad Lab

Students stand in front of table

Ohio State LSAMP Scholars attend GEM Grad Lab

Five Ohio State University Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) scholars (pictured: Ansley Watkins, Heaven Sorrells, Jessica Ezeji, Ric'Kell Holmes, and Briana Brooks) attended the 2019 GEM GRAD (Getting Ready for Advanced Degrees) LAB at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, September 27-28, 2019. The event was designed to inform and motivate students from underrepresented groups in STEM fields to understand the importance of a graduate degree as well as to inform student on how to successfully apply to graduate school and find funding opportunities.

On Friday, September 27, the GRAD LAB hosted a welcome dinner and graduate school presentations from its university co-hosts. On Saturday, September 28, the GRAD LAB hosted a series of workshops on “Why Pursue Graduate School,” “Application Processes,” and “How to Fund Your Program.” In addition, the GRAD LAB hosted a graduate school fair and a panel “Voices from the Field.”

The GRAD LAB was co-hosted by Auburn University, University of Cincinnati, University of Kentucky, The Ohio State University, Vanderbilt University, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Intel.