2019 Dissertation Institute

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Viernes, 1 marzo 2019

his year we will be hosting  the 2019 Dissertation Institute at the University of California, San Diego, and we would appreciate your help in spreading the word. Please take a minute and share this email with your peers and groups on your campus that could benefit from spending a week at the Institute learning strategies to help them complete their dissertations.


Thank you so much for spreading the word and best of luck!


Dr. Stephanie G. Adams


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We are pleased to announce the 3rd Dissertation Institute (DI), an interactive workshop for underrepresented (African American, Native American, Pacific Island and Hispanic American) graduate students in engineering. The 2019 DI will take place June 23rd – 28th on the University of California, San Diego campus. The Institute is funded by the National Science Foundation and hosted by Old Dominion University and Virginia Tech. The primary goal is to address issues that prolong completion times for those at the dissertation proposal preparation and dissertation completion stages of the targeted population.


The week-long event will focus on skills and strategies needed to successfully complete the dissertation process as well as provide networking opportunities to build connections for future collaborative career advancement. Institute participants will build new writing habits, work on their dissertation or dissertation proposal, and learn skills that will help them continue making progress when they return to their institutions. Participants will be housed in a private room; will share a bathroom with one other participant; receive meals; and be reimbursed for travel costs up to $500. As a part of the application process, participants will be asked to identify barriers that have impeded their progress to completing their dissertation and to provide suggestions for additional topics to be presented.


We seek your assistance in identifying students who might benefit from participating in the Institute. The application deadline is March 1stPlease share the following link with students, faculty and any other colleagues who might assist us in announcing this wonderful opportunity:  https://www.dissertationinstitute.com/


 If you have questions, please email them to dissertationinstitute@gmail.com.



Stephanie G. Adams, Ph.D.

Dean, Frank Batten College of Engineering & Technology

Professor, Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Old Dominion University

Engineering Systems Building, Room 1105

Norfolk, VA  23529

P:  757.683.4244

F:  757.683.4898

E:  sgadams@odu.edu



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