7th Annual Southeast Cell Science Undergraduate Research Symposium

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS EXTENDED TWO DAYS!!!!
UPDATE: Over 30 abstracts already submitted. Only 4 oral slots remain, reserve your spot today!

Abstract Deadline is midnight Wednesday, April 11th, 2012. Late abstracts will not be accepted!

7th Annual Southeast Cell Science Undergraduate Research Symposium
St. Thomas University, Miami, Florida
Saturday April 14th, 2012 (8:00 - 5:00) Poster session, Oral slide presentation and new this year, Graduate/Medical School Workshop

The 7th Annual Southeast Cell Science Undergraduate Research Symposium will be taking place Saturday, April 14th, 2012 at St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida. This program will offer undergraduate biomedical/biological science and chemistry students the opportunity to present their research in a one-day, regionalized symposium forum.

On-site registration is FREE for all attendees.
Awards of $250.00 for best poster and $250.00 for best oral presentation.
Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be provided for all attendees at NO cost!

New this Year:
Graduate School/Medical School Roundtable discussion hosted by Sanjay Sesodia, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Basic Medical Sciences at Barry University. Dr. Sesodia will lead a workshop panel consisting of current graduate and medical students to answer questions that student attendees may have concerning the application/selection process. This session is FREE to all undergraduate attendees and promises to be informative and an excellent opportunity to network with current graduate/medical students. This session will run for approximately 1 hour from 4-5 p.m. on April 14th. Please contact Dr. Jeffery Plunkett at jplunkett@stu.edu for more information and registration for the workshop. Seating for workshop will be limited so register today!!!

Symposium subject categories include but are not limited to:

Microbiology
Cell Biology
Neuroscience/Psychology
Plant Sciences
Biochemistry
Chemistry

Last year we provided a forum for over 160 undergraduate students and mentors from 14 local and regional universities to present their work. We will be hosting the symposium in our science center, the Carnival Cruise Lines Science and Technology Building on the St. Thomas University campus. We invite you to submit the work of your students and allow them to gain valuable presentation experience that is critical to the development of our future scientists.

Schools That Participated in 2011

University of South Florida
University of Central Florida
Florida State University
Barry University
Florida International University
Florida Atlantic University
Florida Memorial University
University of Miami
University of Florida
Miami Dade College
St. Thomas University
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
New Mexico Tech
University of Missouri

Abstract Deadline is midnight, Wednesday, April 11th, 2012.
Abstract Guidelines

• Maximum of 300 words (not including names and affiliations)
• Student presenting author underlined
• Indicate subject category
• Indicate oral or poster preference
• Deadline for abstract submission is April 11th, 2012
Oral or poster presentations will be accepted and abstracts can be submitted directly to Jeffery Alan Plunkett, Ph.D.
jplunkett@stu.edu