STEM Research and Career Symposium

The primary application deadline for the 2018 STEM Research and Career Symposium is May 1, 2018. The second application deadline is August 1, 2018 for those students who are involved in summer research that would provide them their first opportunity to write an abstract.

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. 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.

September 30, 2018 - Emory Conference Center

Time

Session

Location

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

October 1, 2018 - Emory Conference Center

Time

Session

Location

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, Dogwood
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 2, 2018 - Emory Conference Center and Emory Campus

Time

Session

Location

8-8:45am Continental Breakfast Cox Hall
8:50-9:30am Professional Development Session 1 (select 1 of 4 concurrent sessions) Cox Hall
9:35-10:15am Professional Development Session 2 (select 1 of 4 concurrent sessions) Cox Hall
10:20-11am Professional Development Session 3 (select 1 of 4 concurrent sessions) Cox Hall
11:10-12:25pm Campus Tours (departing from and returning to Cox Hall)
11:20-12:40pm Round Table Discussion for Advisors and Emory Faculty  Conference Center Drawing Room
12:30pm Lunch and Departure Cox Hall

More Information

Click here for the 2018 Brochure where you will find a preview of keynote speakers, the planned program, and more!

Click here to view the slides of several 2017 Symposium speakers, including a keynote address and three from our professional development presentations. 

General Inquiries

stem.symposia@emory.edu

Laney Contact

Amanda Marie James

amandamariejames@emory.edu