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Faculty and students within the Division of Science & Mathematics attend a variety of national and international conferences each year. To learn more about the attended conferences, click the title, and follow the bold links below.

Annual Biomedical Research Conference For Minority Students

Now in its fourteenth year, ABRCMS is the largest, professional conference for minority students to pursue advanced training in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), attracting approximately 3,300 individuals, including 1,700 undergraduate students, 400 graduate students and postdoctoral scientists and 1200 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 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and provide faculty mentors and advisors with resources for facilitating students’ success. More than 500 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.

American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting

The AAAS Annual Meeting is interdisciplinary and inclusive. Each year, thousands of leading scientists, engineers, educators, policymakers, and journalists from around the world gather together to discuss recent developments in science and technology. – See more at:

American Physical Society

APS develops and implements a range of programs that improve formal and informal physics education, impact public affairs, increase diversity, inform the public about the importance and excitement of physics research, and reach out to physicists around the world.

Association of Computer/Information Sciences and Engineering Departments at Minority

The Association of Computer/Information Sciences and Engineering Departments at Minority Institutions was founded in August 1989. It was established as a national organization dedicated to exploring and providing remedies to the educational issues in computer/information science and computer engineering that confront minority institutions of higher education.

Emerging Researching National Conference in STEM (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.

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

At the NOBCChE conference, we challenged ourselves to think outside of the box. This year for 2014 we are doing just that. Our focus is driving innovation and entrepreneurship. Science Technology, Engineering and Math are (STEM) are the fundamental building blocks that allow us to create the future today. Innovation encompasses more than just scientific or technological breakthroughs. Join us as we discuss how to use STEM to develop businesses and entrepreneurial mindsets that drive our economy and propel us into the future.

The National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) will hold its 41st Annual Conference in New Orleans from September 23-26, 2014. The conference promises a winning and lively experience for professionals, students, and faculty. And don’t miss out on our STEM Weekend following the conference (September 27-28) featuring the Science Bowl, Science Fair and other activities.

Reserve a Hotel RoomThe mission of NOBCChE is to build an eminent cadre of people of color in science and technology. The conference advances this mission through a four-day educational and technical event dedicated to:

Inspiring and supporting promising African-American, Latino, and other minority students in pursuit of careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)
Supporting African-American, Latino and other minority scientists, engineers, and technology professionals throughout their careers with recognition, professional development, technical updates, and more.

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

The NSBE yearly Conference (FRC) provides a forum for discussion and information exchange between collegiate, pre-college, professionals, and corporate representatives at the regional level. Within the three-day weekend each region encourages academic excellence and professional development through various technical, cultural, workshops and competitions, and Career and Graduate School Fairs.

Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing

The goal of the Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity Conference is to bring together undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, researchers, and professionals in computing from all backgrounds and ethnicities to: Celebrate the diversity that exists in computing; Connect with others with common backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, and gender so as to create communities that extend beyond the conference; Obtain advice from and make contacts with computing leaders in academia and industry; Be inspired by great presentations and conversations with leaders with common backgrounds.

STARS Celebration

STARS Computing Corps is a community of practice for student-led regional engagement as a means to broaden participation in computing. The STARS Celebration provides an excellent venue for our STARS Leadership Corps students to build leadership skills, exchange program ideas, and collaborate with industry partners and computing professionals, thus fostering the innovators of tomorrow.