PROGRAM

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 1,800 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) and the Judges' Orientation. 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
  1. Nov 14-17, 2018
  2. 14 Wednesday
  3. 15 Thursday
  4. 16 Friday
  5. 17 Saturday
12pm - 8pm Registration Open
2pm - 6pm Concurrent Workshops
3pm - 8pm Exhibit Set-Up
3pm - 4:30pm Concurrent Professional Development Sessions
5pm - 6pm Networking in your Scientific Discipline
6:30pm - 7:30pm Dinner and Conference Overview
7:30pm - 8:30pm Welcome and Opening Keynote Address
7am - 7pm Registration Open
7am - 7:45am Networking Breakfast
8am - 12pm Exhibit Set-Up
8am - 9am Orientations
9:15am - 10am Plenary Scientific Session
10:15am - 11:15am Concurrent Professional Development Sessions
11:30am - 12:15am Concurrent Professional Development Sessions
12:15pm - 1pm Networking Lunch and Plenary Session
1pm - 1:45pm Plenary Scientific Session
1:45pm - 5:30pm Exhibits Open
2pm - 3:15pm Poster Session 1 (A)
2:30pm - 3:15pm Mentoring Theater (Exhibit Hall)
3pm - 5pm Mentoring Coaching (Exhibit Hall)
3:30pm - 4:45pm Poster Session 2 (B)
5:30pm - 6:45pm Oral Presentations
7pm - 7:45pm Networking Dinner
8pm - 9:30pm Career Pathway Session
8pm - 9:30pm Concurrent Professional Development Sessions
8pm - 10pm Graduate Student Meet & Greet featuring the Master's Students Poster Presentations
7am - 5pm Registration Open
7am - 7:45am Networking Breakfast
8am - 9:00am Plenary Session
9:15am - 10:00am Concurrent Scientific Sessions
10:15am - 12pm Exhibits Open
10:30am - 11:45am Poster Session 3 (C)
10:30am - 11:30am Mentoring Coaching (Exhibit Hall)
12:15pm - 1pm Networking Lunch
1pm - 1:45pm Plenary Scientific Session
2pm - 3pm Concurrent Professional Development Sessions
3pm - 6pm Exhibits Open
3:15pm - 4:30pm Poster Session 4 (D)
3:30pm - 4:15pm Mentoring Showcase (Exhibit Hall)
4:30pm - 5:30pm Mentoring Coaching (Exhibit Hall)
4:45pm - 6pm Poster Session 5 (E)
6:15pm - 7:15pm Concurrent Professional Development Sessions
6:30pm - 8pm Reception for Exhibitors, Judges, Program Directors
8pm - 9pm Meet & Greets
7am - 1pm Registration Open
7am - 7:45am Networking Breakfast
8am - 9:15am Oral Presentations
9:15am - 12pm Exhibits Open
9:30am - 11:20am Exhibitor Showcase
10am - 11:15am Poster Session 6 (F)
12:15pm - 1pm Networking Lunch
1pm - 1:45pm Closing Keynote Address
1pm - 4pm Exhibit Takedown
2:15pm - 3:15pm Concurrent Professional Development Sessions
3:30pm - 4:30pm Concurrent Professional Development Sessions
4:30pm - 7:30pm FREE TIME!
7:30pm - 10pm Closing Banquet and Awards Ceremony
10pm - 2am Dance and Social (all are invited)
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