GEM GRAD Lab at USC: Under-Represented Minorities Get a Fellowship for Grad School

The 2015 GEM GRAD Lab, hosted by the University of South Carolina, is for rising juniors and seniors in STEM fields. The GRAD Lab is a partnership with the National GEM Consortium ( ) and with Intel Foundation, the national sponsor of the GEM GRAD Labs.

Date: October 23-24, 2015
Location: Sunoco Pavilion, Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina, Columbia SC

Registration: To register for the USC GRAD Lab, go here:

Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott Downtown, 630 Assembly Street. After you register for the GRAD Lab, you will receive an email confirmation with a link to the hotel registration page. The Hotel will allow up to four persons/room, which will help students reduce their costs. Rooms have been blocked until September 23, 2015 so register for the GRAD Lab and then reserve your room now!

What is the GEM GRAD Lab?

The GRAD Lab is a fun and engaging, 1-1/2 day symposium where participants, science and engineering undergraduates, will receive full information on the importance of graduate school and what is needed to successfully gain admittance with financial support. Speakers range from current graduate students to University faculty and senior industry executives.The GRAD Lab encourages young people to consider graduate engineering or science education, and to apply for the GEM Fellowship. Focusing on the global importance of research and innovation, life-long career benefits, and real world role models, the symposium will help each student envision his or her future as a technology leader, successfully apply for a GEM fellowship, and gain entry to a graduate STEM program.

For further information, contact Dr. Mike Matthews, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education (; 803-777-0556), or Diane Gooding, Executive Assistant to the Dean (; 803-777-7356)