Emerging Researchers Conference for AGEP & Bridge to the Doctorate Students

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Undergraduate and graduate students who participate in the following NSF programs are invited to submit abstracts for the 2012 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM:
***Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP);
***Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST);
***Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP);
***Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP);
***LSAMP-Bridges to the Doctorate;
***Research in Disabilities Education (RDE); and
***Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP).
This conference is cosponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Education and Human Resources Programs (EHR) and the NSF Division of Human Resource Development (HRD), within the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR).

The conference will be held in Atlanta, GA, on February 23-25, 2012. All student poster and oral presentations will be scheduled for Friday, February, 24, 2012 or Saturday, February 25, 2012.

The conference is designed to help students to enhance their science communication skills; better understand how to prepare for science careers in a global workforce; and, to find out about summer, graduate school and employment opportunities. Towards this end, the general format for the 2-1/2 day conference will include:

*** Undergraduate poster and oral presentations;
*** Graduate student poster and oral presentations;
*** Plenary sessions and professional development workshops; and
*** Exhibitors from the academic, government, and business sectors.

Please review the abstract submission guidelines prior to beginning the submission process:

http://www.emerging-researchers.org/ern-guideline/

To submit your abstract, please access the following link:    http://www.cvent.com/d/dcq73k

A limited number of student conference travel awards will be provided.  Travel awards will cover transportation, hotel, and the conference registration fee.  (Travel information is listed in the comments section of this post.)

The conference registration fee is $400 per person. This fee covers the cost of conference meals.

For complete conference information, please access the ERN Conference website at http://www.emerging-researchers.org.

Key dates related to abstract submission and travel
*** The deadline for poster and oral abstract submissions is October 21, 2011.
*** Notification of abstract acceptance will be sent by December 2, 2011.
*** The deadline to submit travel award applications is October 21, 2011.
*** Travel awards will be announced on or before December 2, 2011.

For questions regarding the online abstract submission process, please contact Donna Behar at dbehar@aaas.org.

Sincerely,
Yolanda S. George, Deputy Director
AAAS Directorate for Education &
Human Resources Programs

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Author:Renetta Garrison Tull

Dr. Renetta Garrison Tull is the Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Student Development & Postdoctoral Affairs at the UMBC: An Honors University in Maryland (http://www.umbc.edu), and the Director of PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) – http://www.umbc.edu/promise. The PROMISE AGEP includes alliance members: UMBC, the University of Maryland Baltimore, and the University of Maryland College Park. She is passionate about training postdocs for careers, cultivating new graduate students in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields, retention of all graduate students, and Ph.D. Completion. She speaks nationally on these topics, and has projects in Maryland, Pittsburgh, and Puerto Rico. Her personal website is: http://renettatull.wordpress.com.

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PROMISE: Maryland's Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) is a support system for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in Maryland. PROMISE is one of the 22+ AGEPs in the United States. PROMISE, through AGEP, is a program of the National Science Foundation.

4 Comments on “Emerging Researchers Conference for AGEP & Bridge to the Doctorate Students”

  1. September 19, 2011 at 11:31 PM #

    INFORMATION FOR THE TRAVEL FELLOWSHIPS
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    Dear Students:

    Welcome to the travel award application process for the 2012 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM.

    A limited number of travel awards are available for students who are selected for poster or oral presentations at the ERN Conference. Please check with your advisor to determine if you should apply for a travel award.

    The ERN Travel Award will cover the conference registration, housing, airfare, and ground transportation. For travel award recipients, the AAAS staff will process the conference registration and make the hotel arrangements.

    All applications will be reviewed and evaluated by the following criteria: (1) academic achievement and (2) STEM career interest. For award finalists, we will contact faculty mentors to verify student GPAs and for an explanation of why travel support cannot be paid from their NSF grant or other sources.

    The Application Deadline is October 21, 2011.

    Eligibility for ERN Travel Award
    ERN Travel Award applicants must be:

    (A) Undergraduate or graduate students who participate in research or education projects funded by
    one of the following NSF Programs:

    *** Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST)
    *** Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP)
    *** Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
    *** Research in Disabilities Education (RDE)
    *** Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP)

    (B) Must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident

    (C) Must be accepted to present a poster or oral presentation at the 2012 ERN Conference.

    Applications for travel awards must be submitted by October 21, 2011.

    Notifications of travel awards will be sent by December 2, 2011.

    To begin the application process, please the following link: http://www.cvent.com/d/tcq7c0

    For complete conference information, please visit the ERN Conference in STEM website

    .

    For questions or clarification, please contact Donna Behar at dbehar@aaas.org.

    Best regards,
    AAAS ERN Conference Staff

  2. September 20, 2011 at 3:31 PM #

    Additional email about registering for the conference
    __________________________________________

    Dear Colleagues:

    Welcome to the online registration process for the 2012 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM in Atlanta, Georgia on February 23-25, 2012.

    The 2012 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in 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 for undergraduate and graduate students who participate in the following programs:

    *** Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP);
    *** Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST);

    *** Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP);
    *** Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) and LSAMP Bridges to the Doctorate;

    *** Research in Disabilities Education (RDE); and
    *** Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP).

    ERN Conference Registration

    The conference registration fee is $400 per person. This fee includes the conference meals that are indicated on the conference agenda.

    Please review the Tentative ERN 2012 Conference Agenda

    .

    To register for the conference, please access the following link:

    http://www.cvent.com/d/pcq71y

    ***Attention Faculty: During the registration process, you will be given the option of registering students under your own registration. You may register STUDENTS ONLY. You MAY NOT register faculty/non-students under your own registration. Each faculty/non-student must register separately.***

    Hotel Reservations
    To reserve your hotel accommodations at the Westin Peachtree Plaza hotel, please access the following link:

    http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/2012ernconferenceinstem

    If you prefer to reserve your hotel accommodations by phone, please call the Westin Peachtree Plaza hotel toll free at: 1-800-937-8461

    ***The ERN conference room block group code is: ERB20A ***

    Hotel reservations at the Westin Peachtree Plaza hotel are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Conference Deadlines
    ***The conference registration deadline is February 1, 2012.

    ***The deadline to reserve your hotel accommodations at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel is February 1, 2012.

    For complete conference information, please access the ERN Conference in STEM

    website.

    Should you need further assistance or clarification, please contact Donna Behar at dbehar@aaas.org.

    Best regards,

    AAAS/ERN Conference Staff

  3. Melissa Browning
    September 28, 2011 at 6:02 PM #

    I would like to attend the conference as a non-participant because I am not a science or technology major. Can you apprise me of the costs involved for non-participants?

    • October 17, 2011 at 12:10 PM #

      Dear Melissa, You would have to contact Ms. Donna Behar at dbehar@aaas.org for that information. It’s good to know that you are interested!

      Best,
      Renetta Tull

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