April 3-5, 2013
Emory Conference Center
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.
Eight students will be selected to give oral presentations and the other students will present their research in a poster session. There will be ample opportunity to visit with faculty and students of the participating programs, including over 25 training grant programs (see list to the right). Breakout sessions will cover topics relevant to students at this stage of their career 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. See instructions below for eligibility.For full details, see http://gs.emory.edu/about/special/stem_rc_symposium.html