Dissertation House at the 2015 PROMISE Summer Success Institute (SSI): Aug. 13-15
University System of Maryland (USM) Dissertation House at the PROMISE Summer Success Institute – August 13-15, 2015 The University of Maryland, Baltimore and PROMISE Maryland’s AGEP are sponsoring a system-wide Dissertation House for graduate students in STEM programs. The writing and research retreat will take place at the Hotel at Arundel Preserve. Lodging for 2 nights and meals are provided… Continue reading
Dissertation House @UMBC started today! Post your goals (and “finishing the dissertation in 3 days” should NOT be one of them!)
At 9:00 AM EST, we opened the Winter 2015 Dissertation House at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC: An Honors University in Maryland). We have a wonderful group of students from UMBC and UMB in house, and we invite you to join us. Our Dissertation Coach is Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale. Dr. Carter-Veale is challenging… Continue reading
Dissertation House for University System of Maryland at SSI, August 14-15, 2014
University System of Maryland (USM) Dissertation House at the PROMISE Summer Success Institute – August 14-15, 2014 The University of Maryland, College Park and PROMISE Maryland’s AGEP are sponsoring a system-wide Dissertation House for graduate students in STEM programs. The writing and research retreat will take place at the Hotel at Arundel Preserve. Lodging for 2 nights and meals… Continue reading
The Summer Dissertation House at UMBC begins in July. Applications are being accepted now.
The Summer Dissertation House is coming to UMBC, July 8-11. Graduate students who plan to participate should follow the application procedures on the application webpage for the Dissertation House. Open application period: Early bird May 12, 2014 – May 23, 2014. Late registration May 24, 2014 – May 31, 2014 (Applications received during the early bird period… Continue reading
Don’t stop working on the dissertation until you’re finished, and learn from “Painful People”
The following message was posted as part of the Dissertation House’s blog within the “Winter 2014 Challenge” thread. It is repeated here so that those who read the general blog, will receive the message as well. At the time of the original post, there were 112 messages. Now, there are 134. Good job “DHers!” The… Continue reading
The Dissertation House “Winter 2014” Challenge is now available
It’s winter and it’s cold. It’s the PERFECT time for you to join us for the PROMISE AGEP’s Winter 2014 Dissertation House Online. Click here to join. In addition to hosting the Winter 2014 Online Challenge, PROMISE will host a residential version of the Dissertation House on UMBC’s campus from January 21 to January 24,… Continue reading
“Get it out of your head, and put it on paper!”
This morning’s Dissertation House mini-lecture focuses on Overcoming Writer’s Block. This morning, Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale, Dissertation Coach, is discussing tips for moving past mere thoughts and blockages. The theme for the morning is to “start writing!” The founders of the PROMISE Dissertation House in Maryland have worked with many students over the years. It is… Continue reading
Summer Weekend Dissertation House “Home” – Math/Psych Room 103, 8:30 AM – 7 PM, Fri. – Sat., June – August.
The PROMISE Dissertation House is committed to helping students to finish their dissertations. Therefore, we invite all students who have participated in a past Dissertation House or one of the “How to Complete Your Thesis or Dissertation” to participate in the Summer Dissertation House weekend rooms. You may come to work on proposals, dissertations, grant… Continue reading
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 students are invited (e.g., Pitt, CMU, students visiting for the NSBE conference, any discipline, any… Continue readingAGEP, Carnegie Mellon, Carnegie Mellon University, Dissertation, Dissertation House, Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale, Gates-Hillman, Graduate School, National Science Foundation, National Society of Black Engineers, NSBE, Pittsburgh, PROMISE AGEP, PROMISE: Maryand’s AGEP, QoLT, Quality of Life Technology Center, Renetta Tull, UMBC, University of Maryland Baltimore County
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 year in graduate school, 1st to final, come and join us! We are hosting a… Continue readingAGEP, Carnegie Mellon University, CMU, Dissertation, Dissertation House, Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale, Graduate School, National Society of Black Engineers, NSBE, Pittsburgh, PROMISE AGEP, PROMISE: Maryand’s AGEP, QoLT, Quality of Life Technology Center, Renetta Garrison Tull, Renetta Tull, University of Pittsburgh
March Madness! Dissertation House *Insanity* and excitement propels #TeamGetItDone
March Madness is here! The DH students have their “insanity” countdowns, and the team is rallying for the big finish! There are defenses coming up within the next few weeks so we’re cheering everyone on! There are no traditional “March Madness basketball tournament” brackets here. We’re not eliminating anyone, and we’re not counting anyone out.… Continue reading
Next full-scale Dissertation House at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, March 26-28, 2012
The Quality of Life Technology (QoLT) Center, a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center led by Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, will sponsor a Dissertation House for their students at the end of March. The Dissertation House (DH) for the QoLT will be held in Pittsburgh, PA. Funding for this DH is… Continue readingAGEP, Carnegie Mellon University, City College of New York, Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale, Engineering Research Center, Graduate School, Johns Hopkins University, Maryland, MIRTHE, National Science Foundation, National Society of Black Engineers, Pittsburgh, PROMISE AGEP, PROMISE: Maryand’s AGEP, QoLT, Quality of Life Technology Center, Renetta Tull, Texas A&M University, UMBC, University of Maryland Baltimore County, University of Pittsburgh
Do you need to continue the Dissertation House experience? Join the “INSANITY/Countdown” group for the next two weekends! Feb. 10-12 & Feb. 17-19, 2012!
Opportunities to work with your friends and colleagues from any session of the Dissertation House (DH) continues over the next two weekends! The group from the January 2012 DH has nicknamed their group “INSANITY!” People in the group and on the DH blog from UMBC, UMCP, and UM College Park are working hard and counting… Continue readingDissertation House, UMBC, University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB), University of Maryland College Park
I want to defend my doctoral dissertation. How do I get a date from my faculty committee? Six Suggestions
Every season during the Dissertation House, we discuss ways to improve communication with your advisor and your dissertation committee. This year, we have several people from the DH, past and present participants, who are planning to defend their dissertations very soon. 2012 will be a big year! One question that seems to be looming is… Continue reading
#TeamGetItDone Gets it Done! DH Marathon SSI 2011
The 12 hour DH marathon at the 2011 Summer Success Institute started with 11 participants and ended with three triumphant women! Kudos to all who accepted the challenge, and special congratulations to Nikki, Maritza, and Patti, the last three standing! The theme for the DH was #TeamGetItDone, based on a Twitter hashtag that was created… Continue reading
Dissertation House 12 Hour Marathon Session Comes to PROMISE SSI
The 2011 PROMISE Summer Success Institute will sponsor a 12 Hour Marathon “Dissertation House” session at the Sheraton Columbia Hotel on Friday, August 19. The marathon will last from 1:00 PM Friday, 8/19 until 1:00 AM Saturday, 8/20. This session is limited to PROMISE DH alumni and a limited number of guests. Eligibility and Instructions… Continue reading
What is dissertation house?
The Dissertation House program is an intensive writing retreat designed to help graduate students overcome the barriers that often impede progress on their dissertations. Developed by the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, the program provides a supportive and structured environment where students can focus on their writing, receive feedback, and learn effective time management and goal-setting strategies. Over several days, students work in groups, participate in workshops, and receive coaching from experienced facilitators. The Dissertation House program has been highly successful in helping students make significant progress on their dissertations. It is widely regarded as a valuable resource for graduate students seeking to complete their degrees.