Sharing Your Research at Conferences

Last week we identified three professional organizations in STEM that support the enrichment of the scientific community. This week, we share resources for you to become familiar with what you may expect when submitting an abstract to present your research at a regional or national conference. 


What to Expect of the SACNAS Conference - Video Length 22:39  

This video highlights the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) organization and conference. It informs students what they can expect when attending the conference, the steps to apply to present their research, and provides information and shares some general tips to make the best of your experience. 




An Overview of Poster Presentations - Video Length 22:06  

Project RAISE Peer Advisor, Jacob Javier, presents the steps to preparing a poster to share your research with the scientific community.




SACNAS Webinar: How to Write a Successful Abstract - Video Length 12:48  

The Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) shares a webinar on how to write a successful abstract that could bee accepted to the national SACNAS conference. In this webinar, SACNAS reviewers provide insights into the review process for accepting abstracts for the national conference. 





Oral Presentation for a Biological Sciences Research Project - Video Length 13:40  

Jacob Javier shares his research on the morphology and filtration efficiency of the whale shark. This oral presentation is one example of how undergraduate researchers can share their knowledge at regional and national conferences. 




Investigation of Amino Acid and Dipeptide Inhibitors for Botulism - Video Length 9:52  

Jordan Thompson, an undergraduate chemistry major, shares her investigation into amino acid and dipeptide inhibitors for botulism. 




Upcoming Opportunities


SACNAS Webinar: Navigating Uncomfortable Situations in STEM

In this webinar four former community college students shared uncomfortable situations they experienced on their path through STEM, including systemic discrimination, navigating higher education while being part of a historically excluded group, and other challenges. Following the panel, this webinar created a safe space for participants to ask questions and discuss their personal experiences. Panelists shared solutions on how to navigate uncomfortable situations moving forward. Recorded  Monday, August 3, 2020.

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ABRCMS Resources for Effective Abstracts

ABRCMS has a two part series to help students submit successful abstracts for the ABRCMS Conference.

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 Part 1: Writing a Compelling Abstract

This pre-recorded webinar provides a review of the essential elements of an abstract, abstract examples, and ideas to present your data in abstracts. 

Part 2: Communicate Your Science: Preparing the ABRCMS Abstract

This live webinar was held on July 31 and August 5, 2020. The webinar focused on the abstract review process, elements of successful abstract submissions, tips for writing a great abstract, and examples from pervious ABRCMS awardees. 



Presenting your Research This Year

As a result of the Coronavirus, many conferences will continue to be held virtually. Attending virtual conferences eliminates the need to travel, and reduces many of the costs associated with conference attendance. Additionally, conferences are providing some registration fee waivers or scholarships to support students. Therefore, we highly encourage you to attend, or present at a conference this year. The following information provides quick access to conference information.