Undergraduates

 

With a mix of career-development opportunities, undergraduate-specific networking events and scientific sessions, the ASBMB annual meeting engages younger scientists as full members of the community. Undergraduates have two opportunities to present their research during the meeting—during the main Experimental Biology poster sessions and at the ASBMB Undergraduate Poster Competition.
 
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Saturday, April 22

 
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Undergraduate Orientation
McCormick Place, W183ab
Organizer: Joseph Provost, University of San Diego
First time at a national meeting? Learn how to develop a plan to get the biggest bang for your buck during your time at the meeting. Orientation is open to all undergraduates. No registration required. All ASBMB undergraduate travel award winners are required to attend.

11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Undergraduate Poster Competition
McCormick Place, Skyline Ballroom, W375b
Present your research and gain valuable practice for your poster presentation during the ASBMB annual meeting. Graduate program recruiters will have informational tables open during the competition. *Advance registration required to compete. All are welcome to attend.

4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Science Outreach Posters  
McCormick Place, Skyline Ballroom, W375c
The science outreach poster presentations will take place before and after the Herbert Tabor Opening Lecture. Click  here for more details, including information on how to submit an abstract.

4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Exploring Careers Speed Networking Event
McCormick Place, W183ab
Meet scientists from a wide range of careers and learn about their career paths. No registration is required.

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Herbert Tabor Opening Lecture
McCormick Place, Skyline Ballroom, W375c
Kick start your meeting experience with an invigorating talk focused on post-transcriptional regulation and the bacterial response to stress given by Susan Gottesman.

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. EB Welcome Reception
McCormick Place, Skyline Ballroom, W375de
Begin your meeting experience by networking with fellow attendees at the EB-wide opening reception.  

Sunday, April 23  

12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Poster Sessions and  Meet the Speakers
McCormick Place,Exhibit hall
Visit the exhibit floor, view the posters, network with your peers, and meet with world-renowned BMB scientists during the midday poster sessions for an informal scientific discussion.

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ASBMB Exemplary Contributions to Education Award Lecture and Poster Awards
McCormick Place, W184bc
The Undergraduate Poster Competition best poster awards are presented. All undergraduates are encouraged to attend. No registration is required.  

5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Organizing a Successful ASBMB Student Chapter
McCormick Place, W185a 
Learn about the ASBMB Student Chapters program and how to maintain an active chapter. Network with current faculty advisers and student members as they share their chapter activities.
 
6:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Learning Labs and Success in Science Series
McCormick Place
The learning labs, Success in Science series and professional-development sessions provide practical takeaways and concrete skills that will help scientists propel their careers to the next level. Learn about the latest tools, software and methodologies from leading experts. 

7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ASBMB Welcome and Networking Reception sponsored by the Minority Affairs Committee
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Regency Ballroom CD

The ASBMB Minority Affairs Committee welcomes all attendees to enjoy this networking and mentoring reception.

Monday, April 24

12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Poster Sessions and  Meet the Speakers
McCormick Place, Exhibit hall
Visit the exhibit floor, view the posters, network with your peers, and meet with world-renowned BMB scientists during the midday poster sessions for an informal scientific discussion. 

6:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.      Learning Labs and Success in Science Series
McCormick Place
The learning labs, Success in Science series and professional-development sessions provide practical takeaways and concrete skills that will help scientists propel their careers to the next level. Learn about the latest tools, software and methodologies from leading experts.  

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
9:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Nothing Academic: A Night of Science-Themed Improv
The Comedy Clubhouse (1462 N. Ashland)
You’ve never seen a science presentation like this before! If you enjoy learning about science or if you are a scientist wanting to learn how to connect more personally and spontaneously with an audience, this is a can't-miss show!

  
9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Young Experimental Scientist (Y.E.S.) Mixer
The Y.E.S. Mixer brings together students and postdocs from all Experimental Biology disciplines for a fun, club-like dance party.  


Tuesday, April 25  

12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Poster Sessions and  Meet the Speakers
McCormick Place, Exhibit hall
Visit the exhibit floor, view the posters, network with your peers, and meet with world-renowned BMB scientists during the midday poster sessions for an informal scientific discussion.

6:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Learning Labs and Success in Science Series
The learning labs, Success in Science series and professional-development sessions provide practical takeaways and concrete skills that will help scientists propel their careers to the next level. Learn about the latest tools, software and methodologies from leading experts.  

7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Women Scientists Mentoring and Networking Event
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Grant Park BC
Each year, the ASBMB sponsors a session where women scientists reflect on some aspect of their careers or general issues surrounding women’s participation in science. This year we focus on the importance of mentors and sponsors in the various stages of career development and discuss factors that affect the success of mentoring relationships. 

Wednesday, April 26

12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Poster Sessions and Meet the Speakers
McCormick Place, Exhibit hall
Visit the exhibit floor, view the posters, network with your peers, and meet with world-renowned BMB scientists during the midday poster sessions for an informal scientific discussion.

There also will be numerous professional-development workshops and events sponsored by the FASEB MARC program that are available throughout the meeting. More information is available here.