Category Archives: PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP

Comments Regarding A Successful Defense Of A Dissertation (Input from a 2007 Physics Alum)


In 2007, Willie Merrell, a theoretical particle physics student from PROMISE at College Park, shared the following information following his doctoral defense. Willie was part of the first group of PROMISE Peer Mentors. We reprise this article which has been … Continue reading

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Today’s talk: “Understanding your advisor and committee” @CarnegieMellon (sponsor: @QoLTCenter)


Today’s Dissertation House mini-lecture for Wednesday, March 28, 2012 will be “Understanding your advisor and your committee”.  This session will be held from 1:00 – 2:00 PM in the Gates-Hillman 4405 Building on Carnegie Mellon’s campus in Pittsburgh.  All graduate … Continue reading

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This dissertation process is not a campfire, it’s a 6 burner stove


This afternoon at Carnegie Mellon University, Dissertation Coach Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale discussed the “10 Mistakes the Graduate Students Should Avoid” at the PROMISE AGEP/QoLT Center’s Dissertation House workshop. She discussed this post’s title (attributed to science.org), as she told students … Continue reading

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Are you in Pittsburgh? Come to our Dissertation House Seminars @CarnegieMellon 3/27 & 3/28


You may think that you’re not ready to make preparations for your proposal or dissertation, but at PROMISE, we believe that it is never too early to start thinking about how to communicate your research.  This week, regardless of your … Continue reading

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