Unlocking the full potential of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) requires embracing diversity and fostering inclusion. Throughout history, certain groups have faced exclusion from these fields, making it imperative to prioritize their representation and involvement. Embracing diversity in STEM not only fuels problem-solving and advances innovative processes, but it also ensures equitable distribution of scientific advancements across all communities.
In this way, the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Scientists (ABRCMS) provides a sanctuary for students and nonstudents in 12 Scientific Disciplines to present their research, connect with peers and mentors and discuss the challenges and obstacles that diverse students and scientists in STEM face.
Who Attends ABRCMS?
- Community College Students
- Undergraduate and Postbaccalaureate Scientists
- Graduate Students
- Postdoctoral Scientists
- Program Directors, Faculty and Administrators
4 Reasons to Submit an Abstract for ABRCMS 2023
1.Improve Your Research Presentation Skills. Through oral, poster and ePosterpresentations, ABRCMS provides students with a safe environment to practice andhone their research presentation skills.
2.Gain Valuable Feedback. ABRCMS judges will provide constructive feedback tostudent presenters. By receiving tailored feedback, you will learn how to improveyour research and presentation, preparing and refining your skills for the future.
3.Get Real-World Experience. By presenting at ABRCMS, you will demonstrateto graduate school admissions officers that you are committed to a STEM careerand possess the skills to conduct independent research.
4.Connect with Mentors. ABRCMS offers a great opportunity to engage in candidconversations with active researchers and educators in your scientific disciplineabout pursuing advanced training or overcoming challenges as a historicallyexcluded scientist in your field of study.
3 Ways to Present at ABRCMS
1.Oral Presentation. All ABRCMS oral presentations will occur in person.Speakers will be given 10 minutes to present their research and 5 minutes forquestions and answers.
2.Poster Presentation. ABRCMS poster presentations will occur in the ExhibitHall. Presenters are assigned to one of six poster sessions where they will discusstheir research with judges and conference attendees.
3.ePoster Presentation. These presentations will occur during one of two ePostersessions on Saturday, Nov. 18. Students who cannot attend the in-personconference will present their research live to judges and conference attendeesthrough the online ePoster platform.
Take advantage of the opportunity to jumpstart your scientific career and prepare to present your scientific research in one of 12 Scientific Disciplines to esteemed and established researchers from universities nationwide.
Check Out the ABRCMS Graduate Symposium
After its successful debut in 2022, we are thrilled to announce that the ABRCMS Graduate Symposium will return in 2023. Master’s and doctoral-level graduate students from 12 STEM disciplines participate in the symposium to showcase their research, build scientific networks and enhance their professional development skills. The 2023 symposium will be held November 14–15, 2023 (1.5 days prior to ABRCMS 2023) at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown.