MARC Events

ORANGE STAR THE ANNUAL NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH) GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL FAIR
Annual National Institutes of Health Graduate and Professional School Fair is held during the summer. The fair takes place from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm on the Bethesda campus of the NIH. The Annual NIH Graduate and Professional School Fair provides an opportunity for NIH summer Interns to prepare for the next step in their careers by exploring educational programs leading to the PhD, MD, DDS, MD/PhD, and other graduate and professional degrees.

This information was obtained from the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education website:
https://www.training.nih.gov/
 
ORANGE STAR THE ANNUAL SUMMER INTERNSHIP WORKSHOP 

The Annual Summer Internship Workshop is held at Morgan State University in the Fall semester. The purpose of the workshop is to inform Scholars on the importance of obtaining a summer internship during their collegiate career. The workshop is designed to provide Scholars with the skills they need to find a summer internship that best fit their needs and schedule. Topics discussed at The Annual Summer Internship Workshop include:
Developing a list of potential schools to conduct a summer internship
Application process
Personal statements
How to assess what you need to accomplish during a summer internship
How to obtain letters of recommendation from your summer internship mentors
How to finance your summer internships
Programs that assist with the summer internship process

ORANGE STAR THE ANNUAL MARC MINI RETREAT
The Annual MARC Mini Retreat is held at Morgan State University in the Fall semester. At The Annual MARC Mini Retreat, all
Senior MARC Scholars will discuss their summer research projects through a 10 minute oral presentation. The Senior MARC Scholars' oral presentations are followed by a question and answer session. All MARC Scholars must be in attendance. Faculty Mentors are also enouraged to be in attendance.

ORANGE STAR THE SEMIANNUAL INTERDISCIPLINARY SEMINAR SERIES
The Semiannual Interdisciplinary Seminar Series is held on Thursdays during both the Fall and Spring semesters. During The Semniannual Interdisciplinary Seminar Series, faculty are invited to Morgan State University from across the country to give our Scholars insight on their current research projects. The Semiannual Interdisciplinary Seminar Series is open to the entire University.


ORANGE STAR THE ANNUAL SCIENCE CAREER WORKSHOP
The Graduate Science Career Workshop is held on the third Wednesday in September, and is hosted by the MBRS-RISE Program.  Its purpose is to provide Scholars with pertinent information regarding applying to PhD programs, the culture and environment of Graduate School, and career pathways available to those who have obtained a Ph.D.  Scholars are engaged in panel sessions that focus on the aforementioned topics, followed by exploration of Graduate School programs via exhibits.  The Graduate Science Career Workshop affords MARC Scholars with the opportunity to network with and glean valuable information from faculty on admissions boards from visiting institutions, MARC/RISE alumni who are currently in the pursuit of PhD degrees, and PhD-holding individuals that are working in dynamic areas of research and those that have carved out non-conventional and successful career pathways for themselves.  Attendance for this event is required for all MARC and RISE Scholars, but the event is open to all Morgan students who desire to attain a PhD in science and social science-related areas of study.

ORANGE STAR THE ANNUAL GRADUATE APPLICATION WORKSHOP
The Annual Graduate Application Workshop is held at Morgan State University in the Fall semester. The Annual Graduate School Application Workshop is designed to disseminate information to current MARC Scholars and undergraduate students who are interested in obtaining entrance into Graduate School. The workshop provides Scholars with the necessary tools required for successful admission into Graduate School. Topics discussed at The Annual Graduate School Application Workshop include:
Financial aid opportunities
Admission requirements and deadlines
Graduate School application process
Interviewing successfully
Preparing personal statements

GRE test preparation
Graduate School campus contacts

ORANGE STAR THE SEMIANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL SHADOW DAY
Hosted by the School of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences, The Semiannual High School Shadow Day is held during the Fall and Spring semesters. The goal of The Semiannual High School Shadow Day is to encourage high school students to experience Morgan State University. As Student Ambassadors, MARC Scholars expose high school students to a typical day as a college student through: attending lectures, meeting faculty members, and discussing what academic majors and research programs are available throughout the University.

ORANGE STAR THE SEMIANNUAL OPEN HOUSE
The Semiannual Open House is held during the Fall and Spring semesters. The SemiAnnual Open House targets high school students, particularly high school seniors seeking admission to Morgan State University. Participants attend an opening session where they meet the academic Deans of the University, participate in an academic fair to introduce them to the undergraduate programs, attend workshops on the honors program, residence life, and financial aid, and take a campus tour. Students also may visit the School of Engineering; the School of Computer, Mathematical, and Computer Sciences; the School of Business and Management, the School of Liberal Arts, the School of Education and Urban Studies, and the Institute of Architecture and Planning where special programs are planned
for Open House guests. For more information please contact the Office of Admission and Recruitment, Montebello Center at 443-885-3000.

This information was obtain from the following website: 
http://ess.eng.morgan.edu/prospective_students/school_of_engineering/msu_fall_open_house.html

ORANGE STAR THE ANNUAL BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE FOR MINORITY STUDENTS (ABRCMS)

The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) is the largest, professional conference for
biomedical and behavioral students, including mathematics, attracting approximately 3,300 individuals, including 1,700
undergraduate students, 400 graduate students and postdoctoral scientists and 1200 faculty, program directors and administrators. Students come from over 350 U.S. colleges and universities. All are pursuing advanced training in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, including mathematics, and many have conducted independent research. The conference is designed to encourage underrepresented minority students to pursue advanced training in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, including mathematics and provide faculty mentors and advisors with resources for facilitating students’ success.

During the four-day conference, over 1,400 students participate in poster and oral presentations in twelve disciplines in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, including mathematics. All undergraduate student presentations are judged and those receiving the highest scores in each scientific discipline and in each educational level will be given an award during the final banquet. This conference is sponsored by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), Division of Minority Opportunities in Research Program (MORE) and managed by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM).

This information was obtained from the following website: www.abrcms.org

ORANGE STAR THE ANNUAL RESPONSIBLE CONDUCT IN RESEARCH/GRADUATE SURVIVAL SKILLS WORKSHOP
The Annual Responsible Conduct in Research and Graduate Survival Skills Workshop is held at Morgan State during the last two days of the winter recess. The purpose of the workshop is to keep Scholars abreast on the proper etiquette of conducting research. The workshop also gives Scholars  helpful tips on surviving Graduate School. Topics discussed at The Annual Responsible Conduct in Reseach and Graduate Survival Skills Workshop include:
Ethics in research
Case studies
Laboratory Safety
Protocol and Procedures
Handling laboratory equipment
Working with human subjects

ORANGE STAR THE ANNUAL UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
The Annual Undergraduate and Graduate Research Symposium is held at Morgan State University in April at the Student
Center's Calvin and Tina Tyler Ballroom. The purpose of The Annual Undergraduate and Graduate
Research Symposium is to allow Scholars to display the current research findings to the Morgan community. The Annual Undergradute and Graduate Research Symposium is hosted by an external guest speaker and is open to all Universities
nationwide.

ORANGE STAR THE BIENNIAL MARC STUDENT/MENTOR RETREAT
The Biennial MARC Student/Mentor Retreat is held during the Spring semester every other year at an external location. The
purpose of The Biennial MARC Student/Mentor Retreat is to provide mentoring and career life planning to past and present
MARC Scholars. The Biennial MARC Student/Mentor Retreat is hosted by an external guest speaker. MARC Faculty Mentors
and MARC alumni are encouraged to attend. Topics discussed at previous Biennal MARC Student/Mentor Retreats include:
Mentoring:
Decoding the language of mentoring
Establising mentoring needs and expectation
Working harmoniously with a mentor
Developing mentorship goals and action steps


Career Life Planning:
Decoding the goal setting process
Priotitization
Translating goals into time based time management
Avoiding procrastination
Handling stress and anxiety