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Office of Diversity and Inclusion


Office of Diversity and Inclusion


Honoring Dr. Raymond Johnson

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of Dr.Johnson's groundbreaking enrollment as the first black student to attend Rice University.

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Office of Diversity and Inclusion

To be successful in fulfilling our mission of inclusive excellence, we must commit ourselves to:

  • Acknowledging our differences
  • Seeking critical mass for underrepresented populations
  • Enriching our learning environment




GEM GradLab

Getting Ready for Advanced Degrees (GRAD) Lab

Date: Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13, 2014
Place: Duncan Hall's McMurtry Auditorium
Cost: FREE!

Please join us for the GEM GRAD Lab hosted by Rice University and co-sponsored with ExxonMobil, Duncan Hall on Friday, September 12, 2014 from 1:00 PM - 8 PM for Rice University Lab Tours and Evening Networking Reception and Dinner & Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM from the GEM GRAD Lab. 


GRAD Lab is GEM's first programmatic offering for undergraduates! Launched at the 30th Anniversary Conference in June 2006 to outstanding participant reviews, GRAD Lab offers underrepresented students exposure to the benefits of research and technology careers in a highly interactive one-day event.

Speakers may range from current graduate students to senior managers to faculty and senior administrators. They are selected from diverse communities and disciplines to present on the following topics:


  • "Why Graduate School"
  • "How to Prepare for Graduate School"
  • "Understanding the GEM Fellowship", and
  • "Voices From the Field: Real Life Research and Internship Experiences"

GRAD Lab encourages young people of color to consider graduate engineering or science education and applying 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 program. GRAD Lab is GEM's portable and scalable solution for developing diverse technical talent with advanced degrees.


Great News!!!  Someone will leave with a Tablet PC if you attend the whole event and win in the raffle.  Attendance to the full GRAD Lab is required.



For more informaiton contact Theresa Chatman at:






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