Emory University Laney Graduate School STEM Research and Career Symposium

Open to students interested in a PhD or MD/PhD, PREP, or Postdoctoral Fellow positions.

Save the Date for the 2015 Symposium!
March 25-27 - Details to Come!

About the STEM Symposium

Convened and organized by Laney Graduate School, the symposium will bring faculty advisors and their students from diverse backgrounds to the Emory campus for two days of shared research presentations and for networking, mentoring, and recruitment. Participants will include outstanding undergraduates intending to pursue the PhD or MD/PhD degree and graduate students seeking postdoctoral opportunities. Faculty advisors are also encouraged to attend and learn about the opportunities Emory offers.

Ten students will be selected to give oral presentations and the other students will present their research in a poster session. There will be ample opportunity to visit with faculty and students of the participating programs, including training grant programs (see list to the right). Breakout sessions will cover topics relevant to students at this stage of their career and advisors of such students.

Trainees from diverse backgrounds (to include ethnicity, race, economic status, disability, educational experience, first generation status, and in some cases, gender) are eligible to apply for diversity travel awards that will provide for travel and housing for the student and possibly her/his advisor.  

All meals are covered.

Wednesday, March 26

    • 4:00-6:00pm         Registration
    • 6:00-8:00pm         Welcome Reception

Thursday, March 27

    • 8:00-9:00am        Registration
    • 8:00-8:45am        Continental Breakfast
    • 9:00-9:45am        Keynote Remarks featuring Dr. Althea Grant
    • 10:00-11:15am     Student Oral Presentaitons 1
    • 11:20am              Break
    • 11:45-12:45pm     Poster Session 1
    • 1:00-2:30pm        Lunch and Small Group Discussions
    • 2:45-3:45pm        Poster Session 2
    • 4:00-5:15pm        Student Oral Presentations 2
    • 6:30-8:30pm        Dinner with Speaker featuring Dr. James R. Gavin, III
    • 9:00-12:00am       Social Event (bowling and pool) with Emory students, postdocs and faculty

Friday, March 28

    • 8:00-8:45am         Continental Breakfast
    • 9:00-9:50am         Professional Development Breakout Session, 4 concurrent
    • 10:00-10:50am      Professional Development Breakout Sesion, 4 concurrent
    • 11:00-12:15pm      Tours and prospective Postdoc-faculty meetings
    • 12:30pm               Lunch and Departure

Co-Sponsors and Participants

  • Office of the Provost
  • School of Medicine
  • Rollins School of Public Health
  • Emory College of Arts & Sciences
  • Office of Postdoctoral Education
  • Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • MD/PhD Medical Scientist Training Program 
  • Graduate programs in Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Mathematics and Computer Science, Physics, Psychology and the Public Health Sciences
  • Emory Initiative to Maximize Student Development (IMSD) program

General Inquiries


2014 Co-Chairs

Dr. Edward T. Morgan
Molecular and Systems Pharmacology, GDBBS


Dr. James Kindt


STEM Symposium Program and Abstract Book (2014)

STEM Symposium Brochure (2014)