Calling all Scientistas! Want to gain experience presenting your research to an international audience? Want to enter a chance to win over $4000 in scholarship prizes? The Scientista Foundation will be hosting its second annualresearch symposium for women in STEM, to be held at Microsoft in New York City, NY, on Friday, October 16, through Sunday, October 18. The Scientista Research Symposium is a three-day event that brings female graduate and undergraduate students together from across the country to listen to inspirational talks, network, and highlight the research of undergraduate women across STEM fields via poster sessions, job fairs, talks, and workshops.
All female undergraduate students involved in STEM research are eligible to submit a poster abstract. Participants whose abstracts are selected will present their research in a poster presentation at the Scientista Symposium.
NOTE: Due to demand, the poster session has been opened to graduate student abstract submissions, however only undergraduate poster submissions will be eligible for judging. This means that graduate students may apply both to present posters and to judge undergraduate posters. Please note that the abstract and judge applications are separate and will be considered separately; acceptance in one category does not imply acceptance in both.
All graduate students interested in presenting posters must submit an abstract through the Poster Submission link and choose the 2013 class option. If selected as a judge afterwards, your registration fee will be reimbursed.
Opportunity for Graduate Students, Post-Docs, University Faculty, and Professionals:
We are currently seeking graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and university faculty in STEM (as well as professionals representing a STEM company or startup) interested in serving as abstract judges. Additional information may be found here.
Eligibility for Abstract Submission: To be eligible to submit an abstract, participants:
must be enrolled as an undergraduate student during the Fall 2015 semester;
must have conducted the research for the abstract while enrolled as an undergraduate student (abstracts of works in progress will be accepted);
must commit to attending the 2015 symposium if the abstract is accepted for presentation. Students will be responsible for printing their own poster and covering the cost of their poster stand rental fee.
All submitted abstracts should include the following:
Background: Identify the problem being addressed, its importance, and the hypothesis being tested
Methods: Describe the approach taken to address the hypothesis including study design and data analysis.
Results: Include a summary of findings/outcomes from the study.
Conclusions: Discuss the significance of the findings from the study and its potential impact (if applicable). Each abstract should have a title (no longer than 30 words) and author affiliation. Abstracts should be approximately 250 words long (not including title and author affiliation). All special characters should be appropriately formatted.
Form must be submitted in one sitting. Do not hit submit until all fields are completed.
Upload your abstract using the form upload.
Please provide the contact information of any authors of your paper.
Please provide the contact information of your faculty supervisor. Supervisor permission is required for you to participate.
Submissions should be sent electronically as a Microsoft Word document (or tex file with accompanying pdf, if special characters are required) to the research symposium committee using the form below and must be received no later than September 30th, 2015. You will be notified on a rolling basis whether or not your abstract was accepted for the poster session.
Questions? Please direct all inquires to firstname.lastname@example.org.