2018 Dissertation Institute accepting applications!

We are pleased to announce the 2nd Dissertation Institute, an interactive workshop for underrepresented (African American, native American, Pacific Island and Hispanic American) graduate students in engineering, is March 15, 2018. The primary goal is to address issues that prolong completion times for those at the dissertation proposal preparation and dissertation completion stages of the targeted population. The Institute is funded by the National Science Foundation and hosted by Old Dominion University and Virginia Tech.

The Dissertation Institute will take place June 10th – 15th on the University of Houston and focus on skills and strategies needed to successfully complete the dissertation process and provide networking opportunities to build connections for future collaborative career advancement. Institute participants will build new writing habits, work on their dissertation or dissertation proposal, and learn skills that will help them continue making progress when they return to their institutions. Participants will be housed in a private room; will share bathroom with one other participant; receive meals; and be reimbursed for travel costs up to $500. As a part of the application process, participants will be asked to identify barriers that have impeded their progress to completing their dissertation and to provide suggestions for additional topics to be presented.

We seek your assistance in identifying students who might benefit from participating in the Institute. Feel free to share the following link with students, faculty and any other colleagues that might assist us in announcing this wonderful opportunity:  https://www.dissertationinstitute.com/

If you have questions, please email them to dissertationinstitute@gmail.com.

Stephanie G. Adams, Ph.D.                                             Holly M. Matusovich, Ph.D.

Old Dominion University                                                 Virginia Tech