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The Bay Area Graduate Pathways to STEM (GPS) aims to inspire diverse talent to become the next generation of innovative leaders through advanced engineering degrees. GPS will be held in person at Stanford University on Saturday, September 30, 2023

Bay Area GPS is a one-day conference where students attend informative workshops addressing the benefits of pursuing an advanced degree, both MS and PhD. GPS also aims to prepare students for graduate school and the application process. 

Bay Area Graduate Pathways Conference Agenda

Stanford University in collaboration with UC Berkeley

September 30, 2023 @ Stanford University | NVIDIA AUDITORIUMLocated in Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center (basement level) 

Park at no charge at Via Ortega Garage Parking is also available at no charge at Roble Field Garage, but this structure is a bit farther from the GPS Conference location.

Bay Area Graduate Pathways to STEM

Saturday, September 30, 2023
Stanford University | NVIDIA Auditorium (basement level of Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center)

8:30 AM: Check-in & Breakfast

9:00 AM: Welcome by Luz Jiménez Ruvalcaba, PhD (Stanford) & Tracy Siira (UC Berkeley)

9:30 AM: Demystifying the Graduate School Application Process

11:00 AM: Break

11:15 AM: Faculty Panel - Panelists: Marc Levenston, PhD (Mechanical Engineering, Stanford), Khalid Osman, PhD (Civil & Environmental Engineering, Stanford), Dan Congreve, PhD (Electrical Engineering, Stanford)

12:30 PM: Lunch with Graduate Students from Stanford and UC Berkeley

12:30 PM: Curated Graduate Fair - Recruiters present from UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC San Diego, UC Santa Cruz, Santa Clara University, and Stanford University

2:00 PM: Graduate Student Panel - Panelists: Sydney Richardson (PhD Student, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford), Issah Samori (PhD Student, Bioengineering, Stanford), Alexander Alvara (PhD Candidate, Mechanical Engineering, UC Berkeley), Leen Arnaout (PhD Student, Bioengineering, UC Berkeley)

3:00 PM: Closing Remarks and Evaluations

3:15 PM: Departure