Greetings from UMBC,
I am very pleased to announce that the 16th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences at UMBC will take place on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at our campus at 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, Maryland 21250. This student-focused event is sponsored by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the NIH and it is being hosted by the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences with the Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Biological Sciences.
The Symposium invites mentor-approved contributions from undergraduates investigating any aspect of chemistry, biology and biochemistry. These advances will be disseminated in a daylong event that typically offers nearly 200 student contributions and gathers more than 400 beginning scientists, mentors, and other guests. The event will feature two poster sessions with posters judged by panels of participating mentors and other qualified attendees. Judges will rank first and second place posters in each category with non-financial awards presented at the event’s end.
Abstracts, using the prescribed format, must be uploaded online at the event website: http://cnmssymposium.umbc.edu/ - this is a new URL. The deadline for abstract submissions is September 26, 2013. It is tentatively planned to inform student authors on the status of their submissions by mid-October. Students submitting abstracts should plan to present their research at this event.
Registration is free and required. All attendees are asked to register their attendance at http://cnmssymposium.umbc.edu/. Light-fare refreshments and lunch will be provided.
Faculty mentors and qualified attendees are needed to support this exceptional undergraduate experience by volunteering to serve as poster judges. Please consider volunteering.
To improve efficiency, we are using electronic announcements this year in lieu of sending out postcards and brochures via traditional mail. Detailed information including the event schedule and a sample abstract are available on the event website. Also, an electronic version of the event's trifold brochure is attached for your convenience in PDF format. Please forward information about this event to your colleagues and interested undergraduate researchers.
New this year, we ask that the maximum size of the one sheet posters be 36" wide and 42" long - portrait orientation. This will enable two posters to be presented side-by-side on each poster display board. A sample abstract attached for your reference.
We look forward to having you and your students participate in the 16th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences at UMBC.
William R. LaCourse, Ph.D.Dean, CNMS
UMBC: An Honors University in Maryland
1000 Hilltop Circle Baltimore, MD 21250
(410) 455-5827 – office