She eventually admitted that she only attended the University of Colorado for three years, but received her bachelor's from Arizona State — and that she never actually earned her doctoral degree because she didn't have time to finish the dissertation.
As students we strive to come to class on time and to be prepared for the material at hand. This includes all readings and assignments. We strive to devote our full attention to the class proceedings and to be fully engaged in class discussions and activities. We recognize the importance of asking questions about material we don’t understand, as it helps other students who may not have thought of the question but need to hear the answer and it gives the instructor valuable feedback. We respect the views of classmates and instructors and we avoid distracting the class and instructor with irrelevant conversations or behavior. We strive to prepare for exams in a timely manner and to seek help from the instructor when necessary during the preparation. We start preparing papers, projects and homework assignments early enough to have sufficient time to do the best we can.
Through a grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Spelman is sponsoring the Women in Science and Engineering Scholars Program (WISE). The program provides an opportunity for scientifically talented students from underrepresented groups to pursue undergraduate studies in the science and engineering fields. These students also experience research training with the professional staff at NASA centers during the summer.
Students complete class online registration via Marquette's system. Students are responsible to ensure that their course schedule for each term/session accurately reflects the classes he/she plan to attend. Students may not attend classes in which they are not officially registered. Students must be registered by the deadline to register for each session, as outlined in the . The university does not retroactively register students for courses after the deadline to register for a session, or after a term is completed and reserves the right to deny credit to any student who fails to officially register in any course within these time limitations. All courses for which the student is registered are subject to tuition and in some cases, additional fees. The student is responsible for any payment due for all officially registered courses, regardless of attendance.
Advising is required for all students in most colleges prior to registration each term. Students who register for course work without adviser approval assume full responsibility for their registration. Courses that do not satisfy the requirements of their plans of study will not be applied toward the degree.
The Chrysalis Scholarship provides degree-completion funding for female geoscience graduate students whose education has been significantly interrupted by life circumstances. The awards are intended to cover costs associated with completion of her thesis/dissertation, beyond what is traditionally covered by primary research funding. Such costs can include drafting expenses, child-care, defense travel, late-stage research and analyses, or anything necessary to assist a degree candidate during those critical, final days. The award amount varies up to $2,000.
Students who do not plan to attend the university are responsible for dropping classes through CheckMarq, before the end of registration for the session/term and notifying their respective college office. All courses for which a student is officially registered as of the close of registration are subject to fee assessment and payment and as such, will appear as part of the student’s permanent record even if the student does not attend any sessions of the class. To avoid unnecessary fee charges and unnecessary courses with punitive grades on the student’s permanent record, it is the student’s responsibility to review his/her official registration prior to the end of registration to ensure it accurately reflects the courses the student plans to be enrolled in.
Applicants must be a high school senior with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. She must belong to a minority group that is under-represented in scientific and engineering fields. She must have a combined SAT score of 1100 or a composite score of at least 25 on ACT. She must desire to major in engineering, mathematics, physics or other science related to the mission of NASA.
An undergraduate degree-seeking senior may register for a graduate course if the student has a B (3.000) or better average, his/her current program is such as to allow for involvement in graduate level work and the Graduate School approves of the registration. To register for a graduate course, an undergraduate student must complete the Permission to Enroll in a Graduate Course form, available on the . The student is responsible for securing the necessary signatures (including the dean of his/her undergraduate college or school and the course instructor), returning the completed form to the department offering the course, then registering for the course using the CheckMarq system and the permission number provided.
The William Rucker Greenwood Scholarship is awarded each year by AWG-Potomac Chapter through the AWG Foundation to honor and provide support for outstanding minority women geoscience students. Bill Greenwood was one of AWG’s more cherished members. During his life, he worked to improve the status of women and minorities in the geosciences. As Associate Chief Geologist at the U.S. Geologist Survey, he was instrumental in forming the USGS Women’s Advisory Committee that addresses issues that are important to women.
It is the university’s policy to support our students who have been called to active duty and/or training by any branch of the United States armed forces. According to Federal Title X regulations, students should not be disadvantaged by being called to military service, whether for deployment or training. The university will make every effort to restore students returning from military service to the status they held upon their departure. This policy applies to students who have been ordered to active military duty or training in any branch of the United States armed forces. It does not apply to students ordered to active duty in another country’s armed forces, who follow the regular withdrawal process. It is expected that everyone at the University will work together to do what is best for these students.
The applicant must be a student who has contributed and will continue to contribute to both the geosciences and the larger world community through her academic and personal strengths. She should include a letter of application, in which the applicant describes her background, career goals and objectives, how the scholarship will be used, and the nature and length of the interruption to her education. She will also need letters of reference from the applicant’s thesis advisor and another scientist of her choice. Both letters should specifically address the criteria in #1 above.