The Third Annual Emory University-Laney Graduate School STEM Research and Career Symposium (http://www.gs.emory.edu/STEM) will be held March 25-27, 2015 at the Emory Conference Center in Atlanta.
Full travel and housing scholarships available for underrepresented students. Last year 60% of student attendees received full travel awards and another 10% received partial travel awards.
- Event is for undergraduates AND graduate students, and their mentors.
- Student research presentations, career development workshops and social events.
- Free application and registration.
Please encourage your best students (graduate and undergraduate) to apply to attend, and I hope that you’ll consider joining them. Students from underrepresented groups (racial minorities, disabled students and those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds) will be eligible to apply for travel awards that will provide for their travel and housing. We also invite you to attend together with your student(s). Full information is available on our website (http://www.gs.emory.edu/STEM). Details of the conference are summarized below.
A premier research conference for undergraduates interested in learning about PhD, MD/PhD or postbaccalaureate programs; graduate students contemplating postdoctoral training; and the advisors of these students.
Two days of shared research presentations, networking and mentoring.
Interactions with Emory research faculty mentors, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows.
A new feature this year will be a round table discussion for faculty and program staff attendees with a group of Emory faculty
The Symposium overlaps with the Atlanta Science Festival. Symposium attendees can choose to arrive early or stay late, at their own expense, to sample this other exciting event.
Please distribute the attached information to your undergraduate and graduate students, who may apply directly through our website http://www.gs.emory.edu/STEM and to your colleagues in the STEM disciplines. The application deadline is January 15th. A committee of Emory training faculty will review abstracts to select participants and travel awardees. Due to the success of last year’s symposium and the restricted number of attendees, we expect competition for acceptance to be spirited. Only abstracts that report outcomes/results will be competitive. Awardees will be notified by mid-February. Up to ten students will be selected from the submitted abstracts to present a platform talk, and their 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 whether or not the application was successful. At that time mentors will also receive information about how to register to attend with their students if they wish to do so. If you have any questions, please e-mail us atmailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you and your students.
Professor of Chemistry
Co-chair of 2015 Emory-LGS STEM Symposium