Month: September 2015

Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM – Submit Abstracts by Oct. 2nd!



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.

***Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP);
***Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) Scholars;
***Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP);
***LSAMP-Bridges to the Doctorate;
***National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) Scholars*;
***Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs); and

*The National Society of Black Physicists is also working with AAAS to increase the number of African American and other underrepresented minority physics students who participate in the ERN conference.

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. Towards this end, the general format for the 2-1/2 day conference will include

*** Undergraduate poster and oral presentations;
*** Graduate oral presentations;
*** Plenary sessions and professional development workshops; and
***The abstract submission DEADLINE IS MIDNIGHT (PST) on FRIDAY, October 2, 2015.***

Other conference activities include workshops focused on:

  • Strategies for applying for and succeeding in graduate programs and finding funding for graduate school;
  • Career preparation workshops focused on employment searches and retention; and
  • Understanding STEM careers in a global context and identifying international research and education opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students and faculty.

Exhibitors will include representatives from academic, government, business, and the non-profit sector with information about graduate school admissions, fellowships, summer research opportunities, professional development activities, and employment opportunities.

For complete ERN Conference information and to submit your abstract, please visit the ERN Conference website at:

Berkeley Edge Conference 2015 – Apply by Sept. 25th!

Berkeley Edge Conference 2015

The annual Berkeley Edge Conference brings *underrepresented students who are competitively eligible for our Ph.D. programs to the Berkeley campus. The conference introduces prospective students to faculty in the science, mathematics, and engineering departments. It offers students the opportunity to tour campus research facilities and national laboratories. It provides pragmatic advice about Berkeley’s graduate program application process and the process for winning fellowships. The 2015 conference will be held November 5 – 8, 2015 at the University of California, Berkeley. For further information, please contact us at

Eligibility – Academic majors in Physics, Math/Applied Math, Statistics, Chemistry, Chemical and Bio-Molecular Engineering, Electrical Engineering-Computer Science, Geophysics, Earth and Planetary Sciences, and Geology with a Ph.D. goal. Minimum GPA of 3.2 and currently in good academic standing. US Citizenship or Permanent Residency required. The Nomination/Application Process – Faculty, research scientists and mentors must complete the online Berkeley Edge Conference Recommendation form located on this page.

*The University of California, Berkeley defines an underrepresented student as one who identifies as Hispanic, Chicano/Mexican American, African American, Native American, Filipino, or Polynesian.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 25, 2015

Wisconsin-Madison Grad School Conference – All Expenses Paid – Deadline Sept. 18th

Please see below for information about an excellent opportunity for LSAMP students who are interested in pursuing graduate degrees in engineering.  This three day conference provides students with great information about faculty and their research programs. It also connects students with faculty whose research interests match the students’ interests.  Students who are accepted to attend the conference will have all expenses paid, and will get directly connected to faculty researchers.

Please also be aware that UW-Madison intends to enroll a second cohort of Bridge to the Doctorate students in Fall 2017, so this conference will give students a direct link to UW-Madison engineering faculty as well as our thriving Graduate Engineering Research Scholars and Bridge to the Doctorate communities.

Each year the College of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin Madison hosts “The Opportunities in Engineering Conference,” a three day preview event for graduate programs in the College of Engineering.  This year’s conference is scheduled for October 22 – October 24, 2015.  The conference gives selected students an opportunity to hear faculty research presentations, tour laboratories, meet with current graduate students and faculty in the students area of interest, and tour the city of Madison as well as the UW campus.

All expenses including travel, housing, and food (with the exception of food for Saturday and Sunday) are paid in full for student selected to participate.  All applicants should be in their Junior or Senior year; Masters students interested in pursuing a PhD are also encouraged to apply.  Application deadline is September 18, 2015.

Student are encouraged to apply at:  For more information on opportunities, available at the University of Wisconsin, please refer students to the College of Engineering website at: