Graduate Student Seminar (CH 691/692)
at UMass Boston

Professor Shelley Foster

Office: S-1-087
Telephone: 617-287-6096

Professor Jason J. Evans

Graduate Program Director
Office: S-1-084
Telephone: 617-287-6149

Seminar Schedule
Spring 2014
Location W-01-0045
4:30 - 5:20

Date Seminar
Jan 28 Welcome (Pizza) Party - to be held in S02-041
Feb 4

Rami ElHayak - research talk

Feb 11 cancelled
Feb 18 Writing your Dissertation – how to get started
Feb 25 Luke Newcomb - lit seminar
Mar 4 Mathieu Frenette - research talk
Mar 11 Meg McKinnon - lit seminar
Mar 25 Bani Mahanti - research talk
Apr 1 Shana Leopold – research talk
Apr 8 Dong Zheng – research talk
Apr 15

Nicholas Lee - lit seminar

Apr 22 Mitch Sumner - lit seminar
Apr 29 Ian Tevis – research talk
May 6 Melani Suarez-Contreras – literature seminar
May 13 End of Semester

A comprehensive list of predoctoral, doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships can be found here
Also keep track of the UMass Boston Graduate Assembly for internal opportunities

For further information about the Northeastern Section Younger Chemists Committee, click here.
And to register for the upcoming NSCRC symposium, click here.
And here's the cartoon about presentations.

Student Conduct:
Students are required to adhere to the University Policy on Academic Standards and Cheating, to the University Statement on Plagiarism and the Documentation of Written Work, and to the Code of Student Conduct as delineated in the University Catalog and Student Handbook. The Code is available online at:


Chemistry Graduate Student Handbook

Choosing a Research Advisor

Powerpoint from introduction session

Literature Seminar Information

Guidelines for Literature Seminar Presentations

Literature Seminar Topic Approval Form

YouTube Video - Susan McConnell on Designing effective scientific presentations

Committee Selection



Written Qualifying Exam


July 2011

June 2010

June 2009

January 2009

June 2008

January 2008

June 2007

Oral Qualifying Exam

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