Emory University STEM Research and Career Symposium

DateApril 3-5, 2013
LocationEmory University, Laney Graduate School

This event is an exciting new opportunity for your undergraduate and graduate students to present their research, to further their professional development, and to learn about careers in the STEM disciplines. The event consists of:

  • 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. Eight students will present platform talks and the rest will present posters.
  • Professional Development workshops, campus tours, and individual meetings with potential Emory mentors.
  • Extensive interactions with Emory research faculty mentors, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. Thursday evening will feature a mixer with bowling, pool and stimulating discussion among participants and their hosts.

We invite participation by research advisors, undergraduates interested in postbaccalaureate, Ph.D, or M.D./Ph.D. studies, and graduate students pursuing postdoctoral training in the STEM disciplines. We are also particularly interested in identifying students from underrepresented groups who are not currently in an organized program such as MARC, REU, RISE, or PREP and who might therefore benefit the most from this conference.

All student participants will be expected to present a platform talk or a poster on their research. If faculty wish to attend along with their student(s), please let us know and we will inform you when your students have been accepted.

There is no charge for this conference and all meals will be provided. Hotel accommodations are available at the Emory Conference Center at $129 plus tax per night, double occupancy. Additional rooms MAY be available at the adjacent Emory Inn for $79 plus tax per night. Because Travel Awards are limited we encourage students to seek funding from their sponsored research program or other sources.

The eight students selected to present a platform talk and their advisors will receive a travel award (if necessary). In addition, a limited number of travel awards are available for students from underrepresented groups (racial minorities, disabled students and those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds). These awards will cover travel and accommodations.

Apply here Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. The application deadline is January 15th for students wishing to apply for travel awards. A committee of Emory training faculty will review abstracts to select participants and travel awardees. Awardees will be notified by January 31st. All student participants will be expected to present a platform talk or a poster on their research.

[email protected] Someone from our organizing committee will contact you shortly and they can answer any questions you might have. In the interim, a number of URLs are attached that can give you a great deal of information about Emory and the training opportunities available.

We look forward to hearing from you and your students.

For the Organizing Committee,

Edward T. Morgan, Ph.D.
Professor of Pharmacology
Emory University School of Medicine
[email protected]

James Nagy, Ph.D.
Professor of Math and Computer Science
Emory University
[email protected]


Office of Postdoctoral Education
Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Laney Graduate School
Summer Undergraduate Research at Emory University (SURE)
Emory Postbaccalaureate Research and Education Program (PREP)

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