STEM Research and Career Symposium

Emory University Laney Graduate School STEM Research and Career Symposium

Open to students interested in a PhD or MD/PhD, PREP, 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.

Upcoming Events

Please mark your calendars for the 2017 Emory STEM Symposium on October 1-3, 2017.

The application will open on February 1, 2017. The deadline to apply is May 1, 2017. A second application deadline of August 1, 2017 is exclusively available to students who are starting their first research experience during the summer of 2017. The second deadline date is meant to give these students an opportunity to apply after their initial research experience.

Please visit the Laney Graduate School's website and our Facebook page for more information.

Past Events

2015 Emory STEM Symposium
2014 Emory STEM Symposium
2013 Emory STEM Symposium