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Graduate Engineering Minority Consortium

What is the Graduate Engineering Minority (GEM) Consortium?

GEM is a group of leading corporations, laboratories, universities, and research institutions that enables qualified students from underrepresented communities to pursue graduate education in applied science and engineering. GEM provides a large network, financial support, and expert knowledge to help ensure student success in competitive academic and professional environments.

To find out more about the GEM Consortium, check out their national webpage and apply to become a GEM fellow.

There is currently one GEM Consortium Fellow enrolled here at KU:

David Ménager (Ph.D., Computer Science)

Undergraduate Students considering graduate degree:

The University of Kansas is co-hosting a GEM "Getting Ready for Advanced Degrees (GRAD) Lab" at the University of Missouri on October 8, 2016. This is an excellent opportunity for underrepresented undergraduates who are considering pursuing a graduate degree. This event will include a discussion about why one should pursue a graduate degree, how to best prepare for graduate school, more information about how to apply for the GEM Fellowship, as well as firsthand accounts from GEM members about their research and internship experiences. You can find the full agenda on the University of Missouri's website.

The School of Engineering will be funding 5 students want to attend this GRAD Lab. This funding will include transportation and food. If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please email the Coordinator of Graduate Recruitment and Outreach with the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your major
  • A one-paragraph essay on your long-term education and career goals

The deadline to submit this information is Friday, September 23. The Research and Graduate Program staff will evaluate all applications and contact the students we will be funding by Friday, September 30. Please contact the Coordinator of Research and Graduate Programs if you have any questions.


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