STEM Research and Career Symposium

2016 STEM Research and Career Symposium

September 18-20, 2016

For students interested in a PhD, MD/PhD, or Postdoctoral Fellow positions.

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.

Sunday, September 18, 2016 - Emory Conference Center




4-6pm Registration Great Hearth/Lobby
6-8pm Welcome Reception Great Hearth/Lobby

Monday, September 19, 2016 - Emory Conference Center




8-9am Registration Emory Ampitheatre Foyer
8-8:45am Continental Breakfast Emory Break Area
9-9:45am Keynote Speaker Emory Ampitheatre
10-11:15am Student Oral Presentations 1 Emory Ampitheatre
11:20am Break
11:45-1pm Poster Session 1 Lullwater
1:15-2:45pm Lunch with Emory Program Representatives  Silverbell, Dogwood
3-4:15pm Poster Session 2 Lullwater
4:30-5:45pm Student Oral Presentations 2 Emory Ampitheatre
6:30-8:30 Dinner with Speaker Salons 1-3
9pm-12:00am Social Events Wisterial Lanes

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - Emory Conference Center and Emory Campus




8-8:45am Continental Breakfast Cox Hall
9-9:50am Professional Development Breakout Session, 4 Concurrent Cox Hall
10-10:50am Professional Development Breakout Session, 4 Concurrent Cox Hall
11-12:15pm Campus Tours
11:15-12:30pm Round Table Discussion with Emory Faculty for Advisors
12:30pm Lunch and Departure for Students Cox Hall

Application Information

  • February 1, 2016: application opens
  • May 1, 2016: primary application deadline
  • June 15, 2016: application opens for the second submission period
  • August 1, 2016: second application deadline**

**This date is exclusively available to students who are starting their first research experience during the summer of 2016. The date is meant to give these students an opportunity to apply after their initial research experience. 

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STEM Brochure

Click here for details about abstract categories, speakers and more.

Chair and Co-Chair

Dr. Edward T. Morgan (Chair). Molecular and Systems Pharmacology (GDBBS).

Dr. James Kindt (Co-Chair). Chemistry.


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