This announcement is shared on behalf of our colleague, Dorian Arnold!
The 6th Annual Emory University-Laney Graduate School STEM Research and Career Symposium will be held Sept 29-Oct 2, 2018 at Emory University Conference Center in Atlanta, GA. This symposium is a premier research conference for undergraduates, post-baccalaureate and masters’ students interested in learning about Ph.D. and MD/Ph.D. programs. This multidisciplinary, scientific symposium features guest speakers, career development workshops, oral and poster presentations, and first-hand interactions with faculty, staff, and students from Emory University. Applications and registration are free.
What the Emory-LGS STEM Symposium can offer:
- Access to faculty from over 15 different doctoral programs in the natural sciences.
- Two days of shared research presentations, networking and mentoring.
- More than 75 poster presentations and 10 oral presentations.
- Full travel scholarships available for students from underrepresented groups and a limited number of travel scholarships are available for their faculty advisors.
- Roundtable discussion for faculty and program staff attendees with a group of Emory faculty and administration.
Dates and Deadlines to remember:
- Application Deadline: May 15th, 2018
- New Researchers Application Deadline: August 1st, 2018 **Only students undergoing their first research experience Summer 2018 may apply to this deadline**
- Symposium Acceptance Decisions: August 10th, 2018
- New Researchers Deadline Acceptance Decisions: August 25th, 2018
Please encourage your best students to apply to attend. Due to the success of the previous symposia and the restricted number of attendees, we expect competition for acceptance to 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 faculty 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 if their student’s application was successful and will receive information about how to register to attend with their students. We encourage you to attend with your student(s). Full information, including the program from our 2017 Symposium is on our website (http://www.gs.emory.edu/STEM) and our brochure for the 2018 Symposium is attached and can be sent to all your local and national contacts.
If you have any questions, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you and your students.