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Conference Descriptions

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)

“The Annual AISES National Conference is a one-of-kind, three-day event focusing on educational, professional and workforce development! Attendees include American Indian high school and college students, educators, professionals, tribal nations and tribal enterprises, universities, corporations, and government agencies!”

http://conference.aises.org/

Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)

“Now in its sixteenth year, ABRCMS is one of the largest, professional conferences for underrepresented minority students, military veterans, and persons with disabilities to pursue advanced training in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). ABRCMS attracts approximately 4,050 individuals, including 2,100 undergraduate and postbaccalaureate students, 450 graduate students and postdoctoral scientists and 1,500 faculty, program directors and administrators. Students come from over 350 U.S. colleges and universities. All are pursuing advanced training in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and many have conducted independent research. The conference is designed to encourage underrepresented minority students to pursue advanced training in STEM and provide faculty mentors and advisors with resources for facilitating students’ success. More than 650 representatives from graduate programs at US colleges and universities as well as scientists from government agencies, foundations, and professional scientific societies join ABRCMS in the exhibitors program to share information about graduate school and summer internship opportunities. These representatives present research opportunities, funding sources, and professional networks.”

http://www.abrcms.org/

The California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education

“The California Forums for Diversity in Graduate Education, planned by a consortium of public and private colleges and universities from throughout California, have been designed particularly to meet the needs of advanced undergraduates and master's candidates who belong to groups that are currently underrepresented in doctoral-level programs. The groups include low-income and first-generation college students and especially African Americans, American Indians, Chicanos/Latinos, Filipinos, Pacific Islanders, Asian American women, and Asian American men in the arts, humanities, and social and behavioral sciences.

Each California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education will bring together approximately 1,000 pre-selected, high-achieving undergraduate and master's students. The students will explore graduate opportunities and resources by participating in numerous workshops conducted throughout the day. Universities and individual graduate programs offering academic master's and/or Ph.D. degrees are welcome to participate in the recruitment fairs that will take place concurrently with the other planned activities.”

https://www.caldiversityforum.org/

Florida A & M Feeder Conference

“There will be an opportunity for Feeder Representatives to meet with the Graduate Feeder Scholars on Wednesday evening at the Reception.  On Thursday, the Graduate Feeder Conference for the Feeder Representatives will be held.  Representatives will be able to meet FAMU officials and discuss ways to strengthen the various partnerships between the Feeder Schools and FAMU.  In addition, Feeder Representatives will host Professional Development Workshops for the Feeder Scholars and other FAMU students.  Then on Friday, the Graduate Recruitment Fair will be held.  Representatives will be expected to participate in all of these activities.”

http://www.famu.edu/index.cfm?continuinged&GraduateFeederConference2016

MKN McNair Heartland Research Conference

“The McNair Heartland Research Conference offers undergraduates the opportunity to...

  • present their research in a friendly yet formal academic setting,
  • network with other McNair Scholars,
  • explore opportunities for graduate study, and
  • become eligible for a drawing to win a scholarship.

The conference highlights include individual student research presentations, a graduate recruitment fair, speakers and panel discussions, a pre-conference workshop on writing graduate admissions essays, and opportunities to interact with graduate school faculty and staff.”

http://mcnair.ku.edu/heartland-mcnair-conference

The National GEM Consortium

A prestigious forum for stimulating debate on bold solutions to advance graduate education, the Annual Board Meeting & Conference creates a platform to raise nationwide awareness of its mission, partners, and Fellows.  This is the "must attend" event for advocates who want to transform how the United States educates and prepares engineering and science talent for advanced leadership careers, particularly among our nation's native born, historically underrepresented ethnic groups.

https://www.gemfellowship.org/

National Institutes of Health Graduate and Professional School Fair

The NIH Graduate and Professional School Fair “will provide an opportunity for NIH summer interns (especially those in college) and NIH postbacs, as well as other college students in the DC area, to prepare for the next step in their careers by exploring educational programs leading to the PhD, MD, DDS, MD/PhD, and other graduate and professional degrees. More than 150 outstanding colleges and universities from across the U.S. will be sending representatives of their graduate schools, medical and dental schools, schools of public health, and other biomedically relevant programs to the Fair in the hopes of recruiting NIH trainees.”

https://www.training.nih.gov/gp_fair

National McNair Research Conference and Graduate Fair

“The National McNair Research Conference has been designed to provide undergraduate students the opportunity to present their research in a professional and nurturing environment. Workshops, panel discussions and activities will introduce McNair Scholars to the nature of graduate study as well as provide helpful tips and suggestions in writing an effective graduate admissions application.”

http://uwm.edu/graduateschool/mcnair/conference/

National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE)

"Each year, the Annual Meeting provides an opportunity for STEM students and professionals to learn about next generation technologies while developing personal and professional connection. The Conference is also a time to celebrate the past and present achievements of NOBCChE members."

http://www.nobcche.org/conference

National Ronald E. McNair Conference and Graduate Fair–MAEOPP and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

“The National McNair Research Conference has been designed to provide undergraduate students the opportunity to present their research in a professional and nurturing environment. Workshops, panel discussions and activities will introduce McNair Scholars to the nature of graduate study as well as provide helpful tips and suggestions in writing an effective graduate admissions application.”

http://maeopp.org/

National Science Foundation Emerging Researchers National Conference (ERN)

"The Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Education and Human Resources Programs (EHR) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Human Resource Development (HRD), within the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR). The conference is aimed at college and university undergraduate and graduate students who participate in programs funded by the NSF HRD Unit, including underrepresented minorities and persons with disabilities.

The objectives of the conference are to help undergraduate and graduate students to enhance their science communication skills and to better understand how to prepare for science careers in a global workforce."

http://new.emerging-researchers.org/

National Society for Black Engineers (NSBE)

“The Professional Development Conference (PDC) offers you unsurpassed opportunities to learn and network with other engineering professionals and make a positive impact on the community! Gain valuable information to elevate your career, on topics such as leadership, interpersonal skills, project management and technical subjects of interest to NSBE members and the community. Conference sessions are designed for professionals at all career levels.”

http://www.nsbe.org/PDC.aspx

SAEOPP McNair Research Conference, Atlanta, GA

“The 22nd Annual SAEOPP McNair/SSS Scholars Research Conference is designed to attract undergraduate and graduate students from all TRIO programs within the U.S. and the Trust Territories. The conference will provide opportunities for young scholars to share their research, provide exposure to the key issues in research and higher education, facilitate the interaction between graduate school representatives, graduate faculty, McNair and SSS scholars, and provide forums for discussion of intellectual issues.”

http://www.saeopp-mcnairconference.com/

Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

“The SACNAS National Conference motivates, inspires and engages participants to achieve their highest goals in pursuing education and careers in STEM fields. Conference programming is specifically tailored to support undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and career professionals at each transition stage of their career as they move towards positions of science leadership.”

https://sacnas.org/events/national-conf

University of New Mexico McNair Research Conference

The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO program funded at 151 institutions across the United States and Puerto Rico by the U.S. Department of Education. It is designed to prepare undergraduate students for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. McNair participants are either first-generation college students with financial need, or members of a group that is traditionally underrepresented in graduate education and have demonstrated strong academic potential. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase graduate degree awards for students from underrepresented segments of society.

https://secure.touchnet.com/C21597_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=70&SINGLESTORE=true