EventsWednesday, August 15, 2018 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Register for the Summer Success Symposium!
The Summer Success Symposium is a one day event for new and continuing MS/PhD and PhD students from across all graduate fields who identify as belonging to groups historically underrepresented in graduate education.
Registration Priority Date: August 3, 2018 Click here to register.
This year's symposium will feature a keynote address by Cornell PhD alumna and Bouchet Scholar, Deondra Rose, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy. Her research and teaching interests include higher education policy, American Political Development (APD), political behavior, identity politics (e.g., gender, race, and socioeconomic status), and inequality. Her recently published book, Citizens by Degree: Higher Education Policy and the Changing Gender Dynamics of American Citizenship (Oxford University Press 2018), examines the development of landmark U.S. higher education policies--like Title IX and federal financial aid programs--and their impact on women's movement toward first-class citizenship.
The Summer Success Symposium will also feature panel discussions, workshops, and networking opportunities!
Date: August 15, 2018
Location: G10 Biotechnology Building, Cornell University
Who: The symposium has a particular focus on bringing together doctoral scholars who are recipients of graduate fellowships in support of diversity as well as all other doctoral scholars who identify as students of color, first generation college (FGC) students, and/or who identify with other historically underrepresented groups such as Veterans, students with disabilities, and LGBTQQ+.
Why: Through their participation in S3, students will have the opportunity to form connections and establish community. This symposium will also provide participants with the opportunity to engage with successful Cornell PhD alumni, faculty, and professionals with shared experiences as diversity scholars. S3 keynote and workshop content will focus on providing participants with access to knowledge and insights that will help them navigate their successful transition to and progression in their graduate studies.
Sponsors: the Graduate School Office of Inclusion & Student Engagement, Diversity Programs in Engineering, and the Cornell Chapter of the Bouchet Graduate Honor Society?
Organizers: Sara Xayarath Hernández, Associate Dean for Inclusion & Student Engagement, Graduate School; and Jami P. Joyner, Director, Diversity Programs in Engineering, College of Engineering