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AGEP Alliance - 2015 Spring Symposium

Hello everyone! I am writing to invite all graduate students and postdocs to share their research and intellectual pursuits in a supportive and low-stakes environment. 

On Friday, March 20th, Rackham Graduate School will be hosting the 2015 Spring AGEP Symposium. The AGEP Alliance is a partnership with other Michigan universities to provide both academic and social support to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, particularly those who plan to pursue an academic career, from diverse social and academic backgrounds. This event is a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary and cross institutional exchange and dialogue.

The event will begin with lunch and a keynote address from one of own graduates, Dr. Catherine Espaillat, who is now tenure track faculty at Boston University.  

You can chose to present from one or more of the following presentation formats: 

  1. Poster presentation
  2. Research paper
  3. Round table discussion on an aspect of your research, topics related to graduate education, preparation of future faculty, etc. 
  4. Intellectual autobiography is a six-minute presentation of how your personal history and professional activities inevitably intertwine to shape your identity as a researcher.

To submit an abstract, use this link:

To register for the symposium, use this link:

Please note that all abstracts are due by 5pm Wednesday, March 11, 2015

For more information, visit our website or contact Emma Flores-Scott at


Emma Flores-Scott, Ph.D.

Academic Program Officer for Academic Initiatives

Rackham Graduate School | University of Michigan

915 E. Washington St.

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070



2015 Spring AGEP Research Symposium Website 

Rackham Merit Fellows Program Google Calendar

AGEP Programming Google Calendar