STEM Research and Career Symposium

Apply to Attend

The application for the second round is now open, and the deadline to submit your application is August 1.  This deadline is for applicants who are involved in summer research that would provide the student with their first opportunity to write an abstract.

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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.

Students are required to submit abstracts of their research for review by a selection committee of Emory training faculty from STEM-related programs, including those doctoral programs that align with the MD/PhD program. A wide breadth of abstract categories are covered (see STEM Symposium Brochure at right for details). Ten students will be selected to give oral presentations, and all others will present their research in a poster session.

There will be ample opportunity to meet with faculty and students of the participating programs, including training grants programs. Breakout sessions will cover topics relevant to students at this stage of their careers 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.

Ocotber 1, 2017 - Emory Conference Center




3-5pm Registration Great Hearth/Lobby
5-6pm Introduction and Opening Speaker Emory Amphitheatre
6-8pm Welcome Dinner and Reception Great Hearth/Lobby

October 2, 2017 - Emory Conference Center




8-9am Registration Emory Amphitheatre Foyer
8-8:45am Continental Breakfast Emory Break Area
9-10:15am Student Oral Presentations 1 Emory Amphitheatre
10:15-10:30am Break and Poster Setup 
10:30-12pm Poster Session 1 Lullwater
12-12:15pm Break and Poster Removal
12:15-2:15pm Lunch with Emory Program Representatives  Silverbell, Hickory
2:15-2:30pm Break and Poster Setup
2:30-4pm Poster Session 2 Lullwater
4-4:15pm Break and Poster Removal
4:15-5:30pm Student Oral Presentations 2 Emory Amphitheatre
7-9pm Dinner with Keynote Speaker Lullwater
9-12:00am Social Event; Mix and Mingle Wisteria Lanes

October 3, 2017 - Emory Conference Center and Emory Campus




8-8:45am Continental Breakfast Cox Hall
9-9:50am Professional Development Breakout Session 1 (select 1 of 4 concurrent sessions) Cox Hall
10-10:50am Professional Development Breakout Session 2 (select 1 of 4 concurrent sessions) Cox Hall
11-12:15pm Campus Tours (departing from and returning to Cox Hall)
11:15-12:30pm Round Table Discussion for Advisors and Emory Faculty  Conference Center Drawing Room
12:30pm Lunch and Departure for Students Cox Hall

More Information

Click here for the 2017 Brochure where you will find a preview of keynote speakers, the planned program, and more!

Click here to view the 2016 Program where you will find abstracts for the poster presentations, oral presentations, the symposium schedule, and more!

General Inquiries

Laney Contact

Amanda Marie James