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Sunday, August 3 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm
S11: Preparing PUI Students for Success in Graduate School

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Faculty at PUIs work closely with students over their academic career, but may be unaware of current trends in chemistry graduate school admissions. In order to advise and prepare students for successful graduate careers, faculty at PUIs need to be familiar with the non-curricular criteria that graduate admission committees desire in potential students. For example, how important are chemistry GRE scores? Are there minimum GPA requirements? How important is an undergraduate research experience? Do graduate schools tend to recruit from a geographic area? Do graduate admissions committees value other undergraduate experiences, such as lab assisting, tutoring, or supplemental peer instruction? In this symposium, we will bring together faculty at PUIs and faculty who participate in the graduate admissions process to share information and discuss their perspectives. A panel discussion will follow the presentations. 

Presider: Cheryl Frech, University of Central Oklahoma

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Introduction (2:00 pm to 2:05 pm)
P70: Preparing students from PUIs for graduate school – one step at a time (2:05 pm to 2:25 pm)
P71: Trouble with undergrads - getting them interested in graduate school (2:25 pm to 2:45 pm)
P72: Preparing students for graduate study in chemistry—Grinnell College (2:45 pm to 3:05 pm)
P73: Playing to your strengths: helping students get the most of a PUI education in chemistry (3:05 pm to 3:25 pm)
Break (3:25 pm to 3:40 pm)
P74: What Minnesota Twin Cities is looking for in graduate student applications (3:40 pm to 4:00 pm)
P75: University of Oklahoma perspectives on graduate admission (4:00 pm to 4:20 pm)
Panel Discussion (4:20 pm to 4:40 pm)


Cheryl Frech

University of Central Oklahoma


Luis Montes

Professor, University of Central Oklahoma

Sunday August 3, 2014 2:00pm - 5:00pm EDT