Undergraduate Student Competitor Information  

Judges Information & Sign Up to Volunteer

Graduate Program Exhibitor Information and Sign Up

Undergraduate Poster Organizing Committee: 

  • Kathleen Cornely, Providence College, Chair 
  • Kristin Fox, Union College 
  • Phillip A. Ortiz, Empire State College 



ASBMB Undergraduate Student Research Poster Competition 


Saturday, April 26, 2014, see schedule of events below 


San Diego Convention Center, Room 6B
Note: a meeting registration badge is required to access the Convention Center 


- Cash Prizes for Best Poster Presentations!
- Meet fellow undergraduates at the start of the meeting!
- Graduate Program recruiters on-hand!
- Explore research beyond your lab! 


Students who follow the required steps below, 
will receive an invitation to participate, sent in early February. 


  1. Successfully submit an abstract, as first author, to an ASBMB topic category #2000-2427, by the November 12, 2013, abstract submission deadline.
  2. During abstract submission, undergraduate students must be the first author AND select “Undergraduate” as the first author status/designation.
  3. We strongly recommend the student-first author create the abstract submission login using her/his own email address.  The advisor’s email address must be provided in the sponsor information field.  This allows ASBMB to communicate directly with students and their advisors.
  4. Successful submission requires payment of the $65 non-refundable abstract processing fee.
  5. A unique submission is required from each competitor.  There are NO “Co-First Authors.”

Eligible first authors will receive a “Sign Up,” email invite to join the competition.  The invite will be sent to the address provided when logging in to submit your abstract.  
ASBMB can only identify undergraduate abstracts when the first author status, “UNDERGRADUATE,” has been selected.  All other status selections (including, None of the Above) are not eligible for the competition.



Schedule of Events for Saturday, April 26, 2014
All events are located in the San Diego Convention Center, unless noted.
Experimental Biology meeting registration is required to access the competition.

11:30 AM to 12:00 PM 

Annual Meeting Orientation for Undergraduate Students
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Room 1B
Orientation open to all undergraduates attending the poster competition. 
No registration required. 

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM 

Judge's Orientation Session
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Room 6E

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM 

UAN Chapter Activity Presentations
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Room 6B
UAN Chapter representatives may check in chapter activity posters beginning at 11:30 AM.

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM 

Check In, poster set up & 
Graduate Program Exhibitor set up  
San Diego Convention Center, Room 6B
Posters must remain on display 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm.

1:00 PM to 4:30 PM 

Judging of the Posters
Poster manning times are distributed at check in.  
Competitors remain for the entire competition.

2:30 PM 

Networking Break
Light refreshments will be served during a mid-point networking break. 
Students are encouraged to visit our Graduate Program Exhibitors at this time and
 while you are not manning a poster.

4:45 PM to 5:45 PM 

Boldly Go Where No Scientist Has Gone Before
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Room 6A
A careers speed-dating event. All undergraduate students are expected to attend.

Schedule of Events for Sunday, April 27, 2014 

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM 

Poster Awards Presentation and 
Award for Exemplary Contributions to Education Award Lecture
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Room 6A