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 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 1-4, 2017
  2. 1 Wednesday
  3. 2 Thursday
  4. 3 Friday
  5. 4 Saturday
12pm - 8pm Registration Open
3pm - 8pm Exhibit Set-Up
2pm - 5:30pm Concurrent Professional Development Sessions
3:00pm - 4:30pm Concurrent Professional Development Sessions
4:45pm - 5:45pm Networking in your Scientific Discipline
6:30pm - 8:30pm Dinner, Welcome and Conference Overview
7am - 7pm Registration Open
7am - 7:45am Networking Breakfast
8am - 12pm Exhibit Set-Up
8am - 9am Orientations
9:15am - 10:30am Career Pathways Plenary Session
10:45am - 11:45am Concurrent Professional Development Sessions
12pm - 1:45pm Networking Lunch and Plenary Session
1:45pm - 5:30pm Exhibits Open
2pm - 3:15pm Poster Session 1 (A)
3:30pm - 4:45pm Poster Session 2 (B)
5:30pm - 6:45pm Oral Presentations
7pm - 7:45pm Networking Dinner
8pm - 9:30pm Concurrent Professional Development Sessions
7am - 5pm Registration Open
7am - 7:45am Networking Breakfast
8am - 9am Concurrent Scientific Sessions
9:15am - 10:15am Plenary Session
10:15am - 12pm Exhibits Open
10:30am - 11:45am Poster Session 3 (C)
12pm - 1:45pm Networking Lunch and Plenary Session
2pm - 3pm Concurrent Professional Development Sessions
3pm - 6pm Exhibits Open
3:15pm - 4:30pm Poster Session 4 (D)
4:45pm - 6pm Poster Session 5 (E)
6:15pm - 7:15pm Concurrent Professional Development Sessions
7:30pm - 9pm Movie Night
7am - 1pm Registration Open
7am - 7:45am Networking Breakfast
8am - 9:15am Oral Presentations
8:30am - 9am Exhibitor Feedback Session
9:15am - 12pm Exhibits Open
9:30am - 10:45am Poster Session 6 (F)
12:15pm - 1:45pm Networking Lunch and Closing Keynote Speaker
1pm - 4pm Exhibit Takedown
2:30pm - 4pm Concurrent Professional Development Sessions
4:30pm - 5:30pm Concurrent Professional Development Sessions
5:30pm - 7:30pm FREE TIME!
7:30pm - 10pm Closing Banquet and Awards Ceremony
10pm - 2am Dance and Social (all are invited)
Some plenary sessions occur during meals. Meal plan tickets must be purchased separately from registration. Please plan accordingly. You don't want to miss these exceptional speakers!
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