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The Program for Excellence & Equity in Research (PEER) is an initiative to increase the number of exceptional underrepresented students graduating with doctoral degrees in STEM disciplines at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. PEER seeks to advance a doctoral student’s competitiveness and interest in their chosen career field by offering professional development, ambitious research and dynamic mentoring opportunities.

 3rd Annual Cynthia B. Peterson Poster Competition

March 3, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Location:  The Foundry – On the Fair Site (747 World’s Fair Park, Knoxville, TN)


Upcoming Events for PEER Scholars

*Earth and Planetary Sciences Building (EPS Building)


Feb. 11  (All PEER – Saturday workshop)                 

  • Topic:  Improvisation Workshop
    • Location:  Frieson Black Cultural Center Multipurpose Room
    • Time:  9am-12pm
    • Facilitator: Joshua Peterson, Founding Artistic Director,River & Rail Theatre Company


Feb. 16                                                 

  • 1st Year topic:  Structure of NSF and NIH F31 Proposal 
    • Location: EPS Building 405                  
    • Facilitator: Gladys Alexandre, Ph.D.
  • 2nd Year topic: Developing Your Personal Profile on Linked-In  
    • Location:  EPS Building 413
    • Facilitator:  Rachel Rui, Ph.D., Recruiting, Communication & Development Coordinator, Department of Chemistry


Feb. 23                               

  • 1st Year topic:  Tools for writing a Personal Statement   
    • Location:  EPS Building 405                  
    • Facilitator:  Caroline Szymeczek, Ph.D.
  • 2nd Year topic:  Publish or Perish
    • Location:  EPS Building 413
    • Facilitator: Gladys Alexandre, Ph.D.

Carolyn Hodges reflects on her life and career. Click here for article.
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