The Fourth Annual Emory University-Laney Graduate School STEM Research and Career Symposium will be September 18-20, 2016. This is a great opportunity for students to present their research, attend career development workshops, and learn about career and training opportunities at Emory and elsewhere.
Key points about the symposium are as follows:
- Dates and venue – September 18-20, 2016, Emory Conference Center.
- Full travel scholarships available for underrepresented students. Last year 60% of student attendees received full travel awards and another 10% received partial travel awards.
- Application deadline May 1st, 2016 Students undergoing their first research experience this summer may apply to a second deadline of August 1st.
- For undergraduates AND graduate students, and their mentors.
- Student research presentations, career development workshops and social events.
- Free application and registration.
All students (graduate and undergraduate)are encouraged to apply to attend, as well as their mentors. Students from underrepresented groups (racial minorities, disabled students and those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds) will be eligible to apply for travel awards that will provide for their travel and housing. Full information is in the attached brochure and the our website (http://www.gs.emory.edu/STEM).
Details of the conference are summarized below.
- A premier research conference for undergraduates interested in learning about PhD, MD/PhD or postbaccalaureate programs; graduate students contemplating postdoctoral training; and the advisors of these students.
- Two days of shared research presentations, networking and mentoring.
- Interactions with Emory research faculty mentors, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows.
- Round table discussion for faculty and program staff attendees with a group of Emory faculty.
Due to the success of last year’s symposium and the restricted number of attendees, competition for acceptance will be spirited. Only abstracts that report outcomes/results will be competitive. Up to ten students will be selected from the submitted abstracts to present a platform talk, and their advisors will also receive a travel award if necessary. All remaining student participants will be expected to present a poster on their research.
Mentors who write letters of reference for their students will be notified by e-mail whether or not the application was successful. At that time mentors will also receive information about how to register to attend with their students if they wish to do so. If you have any questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.