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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.


 
Upcoming Events for PEER Scholars

Skills for Success Orientation 

PEER’s Skills for Success Orientation is a time for incoming PEER Scholars to

  1. Familiarize themselves with PEER goals and expectations (including NIH, etc.)
  2. Engage in community building activities
  3. Gain personal and professional skills and
  4. Prepare for the academic demands and challenges to be expected.

Click here for orientation schedule.

 

Fall 2017 Discourse Schedule

Thursday, August 24

  • All PEER – Walters Life Sciences M401
    • Introductions, Program Calendar, and All about PEER
    • Facilitator: Gladys Alexandre, Ph.D., Professor of BCMB & PI of PEER
      Facilitator: Sekeenia Haynes, Ph.D., Program Administrator, PEER
      Facilitator: Erica Echols, Ph.D. Student, Recruitment & Communications, PEER

Thursday, August 31

  • 1st Year –  Walters Life Sciences M401
    • Generating an Individual Development Plan
    • Facilitator:  Dr. Sekeenia Haynes, Program Administrator, PEER
  • 2nd Year – Walters Life Sciences M415
    • Peering-Out
    • Facilitator:  Dr. Suzanne Lenhart, Professor of Mathematics, PEER Mentor

Thursday, September 7

  • 2nd Year –  Walters Life Sciences M415
    • Peering-Out
    • Facilitator:  Dr. Suzanne Lenhart, Professor of Mathematics, PEER Mentor

Saturday, September 9

  • 1st Year – Haslam Business Building 136
    • Self-Assessment Workshop
    • Facilitator: Caroline Szymeczek, Ph.D., President of Integrated Learning Innovations


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