Shaping Tomorrow’s Diverse STEM Leaders Today. 

Become an ABRCMS Mentor

Invest in the next generation of STEM students

Did you know that 80% of ABRCMS student attendees are underrepresented minorities? Research continues to show the importance mentors play in minorities' success in STEM fields and as such, ABRCMS provides opportunities for you to be involved during the conference.

1. Serve as a judge

Mentors are needed to provide constructive feedback to the over 2,000 undergraduate and postbaccalaureate student presenters. We aim to provide each student with 3 judges to give feedback on their presentation. Not only do you get to explore the latest research, you also get the chance to leave a lasting impression on students by encouraging them in their research studies.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Must be a senior level graduate student, postdoctoral scientist or research faculty member
  • Must be an active researcher in one of the 12 ABRCMS disciplines
  • Must attend Judges' Training sessions (part one is a webinar and part two occurs on-site). Have to be available to judge at least 1 poster/oral session
  • All judges, including volunteers, must register and pay the registration fee

Interested in volunteering? 

  • Indicate your interest during the registration process

2. Participate in networking sessions

Multiple networking sessions are strategically placed throughout the conference to provide opportunities for students to talk to peers and meet new mentors. Your participation in these sessions will allow you to connect with students who are eagerly pursuing education and career advice and who can benefit from learning about your unique career journey.

3. Serve as an abstract reviewer

Are you an ACTIVE researcher willing to invest in the next generation of scientists? Volunteer to review pre-conference abstracts for ABRCMS 2018. 

Eligibility requirements: 

  • Must be a postdoctoral scientist or research faculty member
  • Must be an active researcher in one of the 12 ABRCMS disciplines
  • Must be available to review Sept. 13–16, 2018
  • An intent form will be made available April 10, 2018

The deadline to indicate your interest in being an abstract reviewer has passed.

  1. Nov 14-17, 2018
  2. 14 Wednesday
  3. 15 Thursday
  4. 16 Friday
  5. 17 Saturday
12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Registration Open
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Concurrent Workshops
3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Exhibit Move-In
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Concurrent Professional Development Sessions
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Networking Dinner and Opening Keynote Address
8:45pm - 9:15pm ABRCMS Travel Awardee Orientation
7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Registration Open
7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Networking Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. ABRCMS Judges Meeting by Discipline
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Orientation for Students
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Concurrent Professional Development Sessions
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Exhibitor Move-In
9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Concurrent Scientific Sessions
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 p.m. Concurrent Professional Development Sessions
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Concurrent Professional Development Sessions
12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Networking Lunch by Discipline
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Plenary Scientific Session
1:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Exhibits and Poster Hall Hours
2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Poster Session 1 (A)
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mentoring Coaching
3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Poster Session 2 (B)
5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Oral Presentations
7:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Networking Dinner by Discipline
8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Concurrent Professional Development Sessions
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Masters-Level Poster Presentations/Networking for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scientists
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration Open
7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Networking Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Plenary Session
9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Concurrent Professional Development Sessions
10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Exhibits and Poster Hall Hours
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Poster Session 3 (C)
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Mentoring Coaching
12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Networking Lunch by Discipline
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Plenary Scientific Session
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Concurrent Professional Development Sessions
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Exhibit and Poster Hall Hours
3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Poster Session 4 (D)
3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Mentoring Showcase
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Mentoring Coaching
4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Poster Session 5 (E)
6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Concurrent Professional Development Sessions
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Networking Events
7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Registration Open
7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Networking Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Oral Presentations
9:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Exhibit and Poster Hall Hours
9:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Exhibit and Poster Hall Hours
9:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. Exhibitor Showcase
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Mentoring Coaching
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Poster Session 6 (F)
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Exhibitor Move-Out
12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Networking Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Closing Keynote Address
4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. FREE TIME!
7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Closing Banquet and Awards Ceremony
10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. Dance and Social (all are invited)
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