UAH Graduate School Program will host a GEM Grad Lab symposium on Saturday, Sept. 13. The event will focus on the professional benefits of under-represented groups to obtain graduate degrees in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. GEM Grad Lab is offered by UAH in partnership with the National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science (GEM). The free day-long symposium, will begin at 9:30 a.m., with registration in the Shelby Center for Science and Technology (room 109). While Grad Lab is a free event, seating is limited and registration is required. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided for registered Grad Lab participants. "We could not be more excited about the opportunity to host this event for the state and region. The GEM Fellowship is focused on helping underrepresented students gain access to graduate education through a unique consortium between the universities and industry," said Dr. David Berkowitz, Dean of the UAH Graduate Program. "Our partner institutions such as Auburn, Alabama, South Carolina, Mississippi State and LSU will bring students to UAH and allow us to showcase our campus, labs and our programs. This unique event also provides an opportunity for our UAH students who are interested in programs at those fine institutions. Its a win-win for the students and the universities. I would encourage students who are interested in attending to contact the graduate school to reserve their participation."