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Alliance for Graduate Education in Mississippi Symposium Jan. 21-23 at Southern Miss PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Contact Van Arnold, 601.266.5568   

More than 300 participants are expected to attend the annual Alliance for Graduate Education in Mississippi (AGEM) Winter Scholar Symposium set for Jan. 21-23 at the Thad Cochran Center on The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus.

The theme for this year’s symposium is “Empowering Scholars to Explore and Excel in Areas of Engineering, Technology and Science.”

AGEM is a comprehensive program designed to enhance the success of students from underrepresented groups who are pursuing doctorates in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The symposium brings together a community of students, scientists and professionals from surrounding academic institutions.

“We’re excited that Southern Miss is hosting the annual AGEM Symposium this year,” said Andre Heath, AGEM site coordinator. “The planned motivational speakers, workshops, panel discussions and executive roundtables will provide the attendees with ‘food for thought’ while stimulating new and continued interest in science, technology, engineering and math fields.

“AGEM’s positive impact on the university will be tremendous as our career and graduate school fair will host companies and graduate schools which will use the opportunity to meet AGEM’s talented pool of students and professional attendees.”

AGEM is a consortium comprised of Mississippi’s five doctorate-granting institutions. The University of Mississippi serves as the administrative lead institution, in collaboration with Southern Miss, Jackson State University, Mississippi State University and The University of Mississippi Medical Center.

The costs to attend the symposium are $75 for students; $150 for faculty/professional staff and $150 for recruiters. For more information about the symposium or to register, call the Office of Professional Development and Educational Outreach at 601-266-4186; or online visit

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The University of Southern Mississippi, founded in 1910, is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities.  In a tradition of leadership for student development, Southern Miss is educating a 21st century work force providing intellectual capital, cultural enrichment and innovation to Mississippi and the world.  Southern Miss is located in Hattiesburg, Miss., with an additional campus and teaching and research sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast; further information is found at
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